Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of November 3 - 5

November 2, 2006
11/02/06

Clark Junction Track and Signal Renewal:
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.

Red and Brown Line Customers Should Allow Extra Travel Time This Weekend
Construction work planned for this weekend will require reroutes of northbound Red Line trains. This could cause delays in service so customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

1 a.m. Saturday, November 4 to 4 a.m. Monday, November 6

At Fullerton and Belmont, northbound Red Line trains will operate on the same track as northbound Brown Line trains.
Customers will board northbound Red Line trains on the same side of the platform (east) as northbound Brown Line customers.

Southbound Brown and Red Line service is not affected. Normal northbound Red Line service will resume at 4 a.m. Monday, November 6.

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.

Late Night Single Track in Effect on Blue Line Forest Park Branch Thursday
A single track will be in effect between the Forest Park and Harlem stations from 11 p.m. Thursday, November 2 until 4 a.m. Friday, November 3. North and southbound customers boarding at the Forest Park and Harlem stations must board on the south side of the platform.

Late Night Single Track in Effect on Blue Line Forest Park Branch Over Weekend
A three-phase single track will be in effect on the Forest Park branch between the UIC-Halsted and Kedzie-Homan stations from 11 p.m. Friday, November 3 until 7 a.m. Saturday, November 4.

From 11 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday, the single track will be in effect between the UIC-Halsted and Western stations. North and southbound customers boarding at the Racine and Illinois Medical District stations must board on the north side of the platform.

From 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. Saturday, the single track will be in effect between the UIC-Halsted and Kedzie-Homan stations. North and southbound customers boarding at the Racine, Illinois Medical District and Western stations must board on the north side of the platform.

From 6 a.m. until 7 a.m. Sunday, the single track will be in effect between the UIC-Halsted and Western stations. North and southbound customers boarding at the Racine and Illinois Medical District stations will board on the north side of the platform.

Another three-phase single track will be in effect between the UIC-Halsted and Kedzie-Homan stations from 11 p.m. Saturday, November 4 until 7 a.m. Sunday, November 5.

From 11 p.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday, the single track will be in effect between the UIC-Halsted and Western stations. North and southbound customers boarding at the Racine and Illinois Medical District stations must board on the south side of the platform.

From 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. Sunday, the single track will be in effect between the UIC-Halsted and Kedzie-Homan stations. North and southbound customers boarding at the Racine, Illinois Medical District and Western stations must board on the south side of the platform.

From 6 a.m. until 7 a.m. Sunday, the single track will be in effect between the UIC-Halsted and Western stations. North and southbound customers boarding at the Racine and Illinois Medical District stations will board on the south side of the platform.

Late Night Single Track in Effect on Blue Line Forest Park Branch Next Week
A single track will be in effect between Forest Park and Lathrop from 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, November 7 until 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 8 and again in the same location, during the same hours Wednesday night.

During the Tuesday single track, north and southbound customers boarding at the Forest Park station must board on the south side of the platform. During the Wednesday single track, north and southbound customers boarding at the Forest Park station must board on the north side of the platform.

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.

Single Track in Effect on Red Line Thursday
A single track will be in effect between 69th and 79th from 11 p.m. Thursday, November 2 until 4 a.m. Friday, November 3. North and southbound customers boarding at the 69th station must board on the west side of the platform.

Single Track in Effect on Red Line Over Weekend
A single track will be in effect between 23rd and 45th from 8 p.m. Friday, November 3 until 8 a.m. Saturday, November 4 and again in the same location from 8 p.m. Saturday, November 4 until noon Sunday, November 5. North and southbound customers boarding at the Sox-35th station must board on the west side of the platform.

Single Track in Effect on Red Line Sunday
A single track will be in effect between 63rd and 69th from 9 p.m. Sunday, November 5 until 4 a.m. Monday, November 6. North and southbound customers boarding at the 63rd station must board on the east side of the platform.

Late Night Single Track in Effect on Red Line Next Week
A single track will be in effect between 79th and 87th from 11 p.m. Monday, November 6 until 4 a.m. November 7 and again in the same location, during the same hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, November 7, November 8 and November 9.

During the Monday and Tuesday single track, north and southbound customers boarding at the 79th station must board on the east side of the platform. During the Wednesday and Thursday single track, north and southbound customers boarding at the 79th station must board on the west side of the platform.

Halsted to Close for Railroad Bridge Work Sunday
Halsted will be closed between 15th and 16th streets from 3 a.m. Sunday, November 5 until 3 a.m. Monday, November 6 for railroad bridge work. #8 Halsted and #N62 Archer buses will operate in both directions via 18th, Ashland and Roosevelt, back to Halsted, then resume the regular route.

Wilson Reduced to Single Lane for Viaduct Work Through November 27
Wilson is reduced to a single lane at Lake Shore Drive through Monday, November 27. Northbound #135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express buses will operate via Lake Shore Drive, Montrose, Simonds, Lawrence, Marine to Wilson, then resume the regular route.

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