Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of March 2 - 4

March 1, 2007
3/1/07

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.

Brown and Red Line Customers Should Allow Extra Travel Time Over Weekend and Next Week
Work planned this weekend and next week will require that Brown Line trains share the same track with Red Line trains at one station. CTA crews will be replacing signal equipment in the area around the Belmont station as part of the Brown Line capacity expansion project.

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4 to 2 a.m. Monday, March 5
At the Belmont station, northbound Brown Line trains will share the same track with northbound Red Line trains. Northbound Brown Line customers will board on the same side of the platform (west) as northbound Red Line customers.

Southbound Brown and Red Line service is not affected. Normal northbound Brown Line service will resume at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Monday.

8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday, March 5, Tuesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 7
At the Belmont station, northbound Brown Line trains will share the same track with northbound Red Line trains. Northbound Brown Line customers will board on the same side of the platform (west) as northbound Red Line customers.

Southbound Brown and Red Line service is not affected. Normal northbound Brown Line service will resume at 5 a.m. each day.

#19 Express Buses Serve Rod Stewart Concert Saturday
The CTA will operate #19 United Center Express buses for the Rod Stewart concert on Saturday, March 3.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the United Center. #19 buses will begin their trips south on Michigan from Superior at 6 p.m. Buses will operate every 12 minutes until the last bus leaves Michigan and Superior at 7:30 p.m.

#19 buses will make stops on Michigan from Superior to Washington, and on Madison from Wabash to Clinton. From Clinton, #19 buses run express to the United Center.

After the concert, #19 buses will await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on Madison near Gate 3. On return trips, #19 buses operate through downtown east on Washington, making all stops from Jefferson to Michigan before turning north on Michigan and making all stops from Randolph to Chicago. Service will operate every 15 minutes.

Late Night Single Track in Effect in Red Line State Street Subway for Maintenance Over Weekend
A single track will be in effect between the Roosevelt and Grand stations from 11 p.m. Friday, March 2 until 6 a.m. Saturday, March 3 and again in the same location, during the same hours Saturday night. During the Friday night single track, all customers at the Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe and Lake stations must board on the east side of the platform. During the Saturday night single track, all customers at the Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe and Lake stations must board on the west side of the platform.

Red Line - Dan Ryan Branch Rehabilitation:
A major portion of the reconstruction has been completed on the Red Line including new track, power and signal systems and upgraded stations along the branch. Construction crews will continue to work in the weeks ahead to complete construction.

Belmont Avenue Closes at Red Line Sunday
Belmont Avenue will be closed at the Red Line station, 945-49 W. Belmont, from 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4 to 2 a.m. Monday, March 5. #77 Belmont buses will operate in both directions via Belmont, Sheffield, Addison, Halsted, back to Belmont, then resume the regular route.

Bridge Closures for Maintenance Next Week
The Madison bridge will be closed over the Chicago River from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 through Friday, March 9. Westbound #14 Jeffery Express, #20 Madison, #X20 Washington/Madison Express, #56 Milwaukee, #60 Blue Island/26th, #124 Navy Pier and #157 Streeterville buses will operate via Madison, Wacker, Randolph, Clinton, back to Madison, then resume their regular routes.

The LaSalle bridge will be closed over the Chicago River from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. Northbound #156 LaSalle buses will operate via LaSalle, Wacker, Dearborn, Kinzie, back to LaSalle, then resume the regular route.

Southbound buses will operate via LaSalle, Kinzie, Clark, Wacker, back to LaSalle, then resume the regular route.

Late Night Single Track in Effect on Blue Line O'Hare Branch Next Week
A single track will be in effect between the Damen and Grand stations from 11 p.m. Monday, March 5 until 4 a.m. Tuesday, March 6 and again in the same location, during the same hours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 6, March 7 and March 8. All customers at the Division, Chicago and Grand stations must board on the southbound platform.

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