CTA Reminder: Portion of Green Line Service Suspended This Weekend

October 30, 2014

Free bus shuttle service and free transfers back into Roosevelt, 35th/IIT stations will be provided

The CTA reminds customers that work associated with the construction of the new Cermak-McCormick Place station will require the partial suspension of Green Line service between the Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations beginning at 2 a.m. Saturday, November 1 until 4 a.m. Monday, November 3. Green Line trains will resume normal operations prior to Monday morning rush service.

During this time, free bus shuttles will be provided between the Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations as well as free transfers back into the affected rail stations to allow customers to resume their trips.

Customers are encouraged to allow extra travel time.

The full-weekend suspension of service in this area is needed to allow crews to perform work on the new station platform and to hoist and install large structural steel tubing needed to create the elevated tunnel that will cover the tracks and platform area of the new station.

Additional project work requiring the temporary suspension of rail service between the Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations is tentatively scheduled next weekend, Saturday, November 8, beginning prior to the start of service (1:40 a.m.) and concluding by 11:40 a.m.

The completed Cermak-McCormick Place station will fill a major gap in service between the existing Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations and will provide much needed access to rapid transit for neighborhood residents and businesses, including McCormick Place. It will feature modern amenities such as elevators, bike racks, state-of-the-art security, enclosed boarding platforms and three entrances. Work on the $50 million construction project began last fall and is managed by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT).

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