Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of January 19 - 21

January 18, 2007
1/18/07

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.

Single Track in Effect on Brown Line Saturday and Sunday
A single track will be in effect between the Chicago and Sedgwick stations from 5 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, January 20 and again in the same location from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, January 21. All customers at the Chicago and Sedgwick stations must board on the northbound side of the platform.

Customers should allow extra travel time.

Extra Service for Chicago Bears NFC Championship Game Sunday
CTA will provide additional service on the #12 Roosevelt and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express and will operate the #128 Soldier Field Express for the Chicago Bears game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, January 19. The game begins at 2 p.m.

#12 Roosevelt will operate additional buses between State Street and Soldier Field.

#128 Soldier Field Express will operate non-stop between the Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station and Soldier Field for the convenience of Bears fans. Service will operate before the game every 15 minutes beginning at noon and every few minutes for one hour after the game ends.

The fare for #128 buses is $1 for full fare customers and 50 cents for reduced fare customers. The exact cash fare is required to receive the special rate.

#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express will operate additional buses to Soldier Field every few minutes for two hours before the game and for one hour after the game ends.

In addition to the extra bus service, CTA will operate longer Red, Orange and Green Line trains for customers traveling to and from Soldier Field. The stations are at Roosevelt and State, a few blocks west of the stadium. CTA will provide additional CTA personnel at the Roosevelt Green and Orange Line elevated and the Red Line subway stations to assist customers.

Late Night Single Track in Effect in Red Line for Maintenance Work Over Weekend
A single track will be in effect between the Roosevelt and Grand stations from 11 p.m. Friday, January 19 until 6 a.m. Saturday, January 20 and in the same location, during the same hours Saturday night.

During the Friday single track, all customers at the Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe and Lake stations must board on the northbound side of the platform. During the Saturday single track, all customers at the Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe and Lake stations must board on the southbound side of the platform.

Late Night Single Track in Effect in Red Line State Street Subway for Track Work Next Week
A single track will be in effect between the Roosevelt and Grand stations from 11 p.m. Monday, January, 22 until 4 a.m. Tuesday, January 23 and again in the same location, during same hours Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 24 and January 25. All customers at the Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe and Lake stations must board on the west side of the platform.

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 in Blue Line Dearborn Subway Over Weekend
A single track will be in effect between the LaSalle and Grand stations from 10 p.m. Friday, January 19 until 10 a.m. Saturday, January 20 and again in the same location from 10 p.m. Saturday, January 20 until 8 a.m. Sunday, January 21. During the Friday single track, all customers at the Jackson, Monroe, Washington and Clark/Lake stations must board on the southbound side of the platform. During the Saturday single track, all customers at the Jackson, Monroe, Washington and Clark/Lake stations must board on the northbound side of the platform.

Late Night Single Track in Effect on Red Line 95th/Dan Ryan Branch Next Week
A single track will be in effect between the 87th and 95th stations from 11 p.m. Tuesday, January 23 until 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 24. All customers at the 87th station must board on the east side of the platform.

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