Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of April 13 – 15

April 12, 2007
4/12/07

Northbound Red Line Subway Trains to Temporarily Reroute to Elevated Tracks Over Weekend
Northbound Red Line trains will be rerouted from the subway to the elevated tracks from 11 p.m. Friday, April 13 until 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14 and again in the same location, during the same hours Saturday night.

Northbound Red Line trains will operate along the regular route from the 95th/Dan Ryan station to the Cermak-Chinatown station. From Roosevelt to Fullerton, northbound Red Line trains will operate on the elevated tracks.

Northbound Red Line trains will stop at the following elevated stations: Roosevelt, Adams, Madison, Randolph, State/Lake, Clark/Lake and Merchandise Mart. Please note, the Merchandise Mart station is available as an exit only on Sunday morning from 1:50 a.m. to 7 a.m. From the Merchandise Mart station, northbound Red Line trains will continue to Fullerton where they will resume normal northbound service to Howard.

Northbound Red Line customers who want to exit at North/Clybourn, Clark/Division Chicago and Grand Red Line stations should travel to Fullerton station and board a southbound Red Line train to ride back.

Southbound Red Line service will not be affected during these hours. Northbound Red Line trains will resume normal service at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 15.

Red and Purple Line Platform Closes for Howard Terminal Construction Work Over Weekend
From 8 p.m. Friday, April 13 until 2 a.m., Monday, April 16, northbound Red Line customers will exit on the west platform at the Howard station and northbound Purple Line customers will board on the west platform at Howard.

Southbound Red and Purple Line service is not affected.

Fullerton Avenue Closes for Station Construction Work Next Week
Fullerton Avenue will close between Halsted and Sheffield from 9:15 p.m. Monday, April 16 and until 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 17 and again in the same location, during the same hours Tuesday night. Eastbound #74 Fullerton buses will operate via Fullerton, Sheffield, Lincoln, Halsted, Webster, Sheffield to Fullerton, then resume the regular route.

Late Night Single Track in Effect on Blue Line O'Hare Branch Thursday
A single track will be in effect between the Damen and Grand stations from 11 p.m. Thursday, April 12 until 4 a.m. Friday, April 13. All customers at the Division, Chicago and Grand stations must board on the northbound side of the platform.

Late Night Single Track in Effect on Blue Line O'Hare Branch Over Weekend
A three-phase single track will be in effect between the Jefferson Park and Montrose stations from 11 p.m. Friday, April 13 until 8 a.m. Saturday, April 14. From 11 p.m. Friday, April 13 until 2 a.m. Saturday, April 14, all customers at the Jefferson Park station must board on the southbound platform.

From 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. Saturday, all customers at the Jefferson Park and Montrose stations must board on the southbound platform. From 6 a.m. until 8 a.m. Saturday, all customers at the Jefferson Park station must board on the southbound platform.

Another three-phase single track will be in effect in the same location beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 14 until 10 a.m. Sunday, April 15. From 10 p.m. Saturday, April 14 until 2 a.m. Sunday, April 15 all customers at the Montrose station must board on the southbound platform. From 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. Sunday, all customers at the Jefferson Park and Montrose stations must board on the southbound platform. From 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. Sunday, all customers at the Montrose station must board on the southbound platform.

Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project:
CTA is working to expand capacity on the Brown Line. When the work is completed, customers will benefit from longer trains during rush hour and accessible, modern stations and platforms.

Throughout the Brown Line construction project, slow zones and single track operation are periodically necessary near construction activity so, as a general rule, rail customers should allow extra travel time.

Three-Track Operation at Belmont and Fullerton Underway
Red, Brown and Purple Line Express trains are operating on three tracks instead of four at the Belmont and Fullerton stations.

Although trains continue to stop at the stations, one of the four tracks along the platforms at each station has been taken out of service while the platform is rebuilt and tracks are reconfigured to allow room for elevators to be installed. The specific track to be taken out of service will vary during the course of the project.

Customers are encouraged to adjust their travel patterns by switching to bus service, or leaving earlier or later. There are more than 40 bus routes that can be used as alternate transportation, including nine lakefront express routes that provide direct service to and from the Loop during rush periods.

The CTA's web site, transitchicago.com, and the ctabrownline.com site have information pertaining to the three-track project.

(See April 2 press release for details and alternate service options)

111th to Close for Railroad Work through April 23
Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, April 16, 111th will close at Langley through Monday, April 23. Eastbound #111 Pullman/111th/115th buses will operate in via 111th, Cottage Grove, 115th, Doty Road, 114th, Corliss, 111th, Ellis and 112th to Corliss where they will begin their westbound trips.

Westbound buses will operate via 111th, Ellis, 112th, Corliss, 114th, Doty Road, 115th, King, back to 111th, then resume the regular route.

Wentworth Avenue Closed for Construction through May 7
Wentworth is closed between 43rd and 47th streets weekdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Monday, May 7. Southbound #24 Wentworth buses will operate via Wentworth, 43rd, Princeton, 47th, back to Wentworth, then resume the regular route. Customers should allow extra travel time.

#10 Museum of Science & Industry Bus Extends Weekend Hours through April 29
To accommodate longer spring break hours at the Museum of Science & Industry, there is more frequent and later service on the #10 Museum of Science & Industry route. #10 buses are operating every 15 minutes through Sunday, April 29.

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