Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of June 9 - 11

June 8, 2006
6/8/06

Red and Brown Line Trains Rerouted on City's North Side for Construction Work This Weekend
Construction work planned for this weekend will require reroutes of Red and Brown Line trains in various areas between Belmont and Sheridan. This could cause delays in service so Red and Brown Line 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 working to upgrade 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. (See separate release for details on how Red and Brown Line service will be affected.)

Purple Line Shuttle Service to Operate Between South Blvd. and Howard Stations This Weekend
CTA will provide shuttle train service for Purple Line customers in both directions between South Blvd station and Howard station from 8 p.m. Friday, June 9 to 2 a.m. Monday, June 12 due to installation of new track as part of the rehabilitation of Howard station. Purple Line customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

During weekend hours, southbound Purple Line customers will exit Purple Line trains at South Blvd and cross to the east side of the platform to board a shuttle train to continue to Howard station.

At Howard station, northbound Purple Line customers will board shuttle trains on the east platform as usual, exit at South Blvd station and board a Purple Line train to continue their trip north. The Purple Line will operate its normal service between South Blvd and Linden.

Normal Purple Line service and Purple Line Express service will resume Monday morning. (See separate release.)

Red Line - Dan Ryan Branch Rehabilitation:
CTA is working to replace track, power and signal systems and upgrade stations along the branch. When the work is completed, customers will experience more reliable service and modern station amenities.

Late Night Single Track in Effect Over Weekend
A single track will be in effect between 94th and 79th from 11 p.m. Friday, June 9 until 8 a.m. Saturday, June 10. A single track will be in effect between 63rd and 45th from 11 p.m. Saturday, June 10 until noon Sunday, June 11. A single track will be in effect between 63rd and 69th from 10 p.m. Sunday, June 11 until 4 a.m. Monday, June 12. Customers should allow extra travel time.

Late Night Single Track in Effect Next Week
A single track will be in effect between 94th and 87th from 11 p.m. Monday, June 12 until 4 a.m. Tuesday, June 13 and again in the same location, during the same hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Blue Line Signal Upgrade:
CTA is working to upgrade approximately 20 miles of the existing 40-year-old train control system and power supply equipment from the Forest Park terminal of the Blue Line Forest Park branch through the Dearborn subway to the Jefferson Park station of the Blue Line O'Hare branch.

These systems ensure the safe operation and movement of trains, and the appropriate speed and distance between trains as well as help CTA personnel manage rail service in the event of an emergency.

The upgraded signal system will result in improved reliability of service for Blue Line customers, and also includes upgrades to the power cables and communication system needed to connect the Red Line State Street subway and Blue Line Dearborn Street subway as part of the Block 37 project.

Single Track in Effect on Blue Line O'Hare Branch Over Weekend
A single track will be in effect between the Jefferson Park and Montrose stations from 10 p.m. Friday, June 9 until 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10 and again in the same location, during the same hours Saturday night. Customers should allow extra travel time.

Other Events Affecting CTA Service

Single Track in Effect on Brown Line for Maintenance Sunday
A single track will be in effect between the Sedgwick and Chicago stations from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, June 11. Customers should allow extra travel time.

Single Track in Effect on Orange Line for Maintenance Next Week
A single track will be in effect between the Midway and Pulaski stations from 9 p.m. Sunday, June 11 until 3 a.m. Monday, June 12 and again in the same location, during the same hours Wednesday and Thursday nights. Customers should allow extra travel time.

Clark Closes for Festival Saturday
Clark will be closed between Foster and Bryn Mawr for the Andersonville Midsommarfest from 2 a.m. Saturday, June 10 until 10 p.m. Sunday, June 11. #22 Clark buses will operate in both directions via Bryn Mawr, Ashland, Foster, and Clark, then resume the regular route.

Lincoln Closes for Rib Fest Saturday
Lincoln will be closed between Irving Park and Warner for the North Center Rib Fest from 6 a.m. Saturday, June 10 until midnight Sunday, June 11. #11 Lincoln buses will operate in both directions via Montrose, Damen, and Lincoln, then resume the regular route.

Chicago Avenue Bridge over Chicago River to Close Through June 15
The Chicago Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River will close from 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 through Thursday, June 15 for maintenance work. #66 Chicago buses will operate in both directions via Chicago to Halsted, Division, Crosby, Larabee, and Chicago, then resume the regular route.

Cortland Bridge over Chicago River to Close Through July 31
The Cortland Bridge over the Chicago River will close from 8 a.m. Monday, June 12 through Monday, July 31 for maintenance work. #73 Armitage buses will operate in both directions via Elston, Ashland, Webster, Clybourn, and Racine, then resume the regular route.

Ewing Closes for Maintenance Work Through June 24
Ewing will close at 100th (under the Skyway) at 8 a.m. Monday, June 12 through Saturday, June 24 for maintenance work. #26 South Shore and #30 South Chicago buses will operate in both directions via Ewing, 100th, Indianapolis Blvd., Avenue L, 101st and Ewing, then resume the regular route.

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