CTA Recommends Red and Brown Line Customers Allow Extra Travel Time This Weekend

August 10, 2006

Construction work planned for this weekend will require reroutes of Red Line and Brown Line trains beginning Saturday morning. This could cause delays in service so customers are advised to allow extra travel time. Several major construction projects are currently underway on the rail system and CTA is working to minimize the impact on customers while coordinating efforts to accommodate multiple construction crews.

CTA is currently upgrading crossover tracks and signals throughout the Clark Junction corridor, the busy location where Brown, Red and Purple Line trains converge just north of Belmont on the City's North Side. The upgrade to the 100-year-old junction will bring new signals and additional connections between tracks to allow trains to cross over to adjacent tracks.

Red Line Service
1 a.m. Saturday, August 12 to 4 a.m. Monday, August 14 ? Southbound Red Line trains will operate on southbound Brown Line tracks at Belmont station. At Belmont, Red Line customers will board southbound Red Line trains on the Brown Line (west) side of the platform.

At Addison station, southbound Red Line trains will stop at Addison as usual, then pull back northbound to cross over to southbound Purple Line tracks. Customers will board and exit Red Line trains at Addison as usual.

Northbound Red Line service is not affected.

At 4 a.m., Monday, August 14, southbound Red Line trains will resume normal service.

Brown Line Service
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, August 12 ? Southbound Brown Line trains will be unable to stop at the Wellington and Diversey station platforms during these hours. Customers who wish to exit at these stations will need to travel to the Fullerton station and transfer to a northbound Brown Line train to travel back to these stations.

Southbound customers who wish to board at the Wellington and Diversey stations will need to travel to Belmont station and transfer to a southbound Brown Line train.

Northbound Brown Line service is not affected.

At 7 p.m., Saturday, August 12, southbound Brown Line trains will resume normal service.

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