Morning Commute Summary for Day 5 of Three-Track Operation

April 6, 2007

CTA's rail and bus service continued to perform as expected on the fifth day of three-track operation at the Belmont and Fullerton stations.

During the busiest part of the morning rush, Brown and Purple Line trains were very full by the time they arrived at Sedgwick and some customers had to wait for the next train before they could board, which is typical of weekday morning rush.

Morning travel times remained consistent within the expected service intervals.

Buses continue to be a popular alternative. Ridership remained strong on the #11, #22, #136, #143, #145, #146, #147, #148, #151 and #156 routes.

Due to the holiday, and businesses being closed or closing early, we expect that the evening rush period will be lighter and will begin earlier in the day. There will not be an evening commute summary for April 6 unless circumstances warrant.

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

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