Red Line trains resume serving the Morse station late Friday night, August 10
North Red Line customers are being reminded that beginning at 11:59 p.m. Friday, August 17 through the end of September, the Thorndale Red Line station will be temporarily closed to allow crews to perform much-needed rehabilitation work on the stationhouse, platform and adjacent tracks and viaduct. The work is part of the $86 million Red North Interim Station Improvement project.
To alert customers to the upcoming temporary station closure, CTA service alerts have been posted at rail stations along the north branch of the Red Line. In addition, flyers will be posted and distributed in the surrounding area and reminders will be sent via CTA’s Twitter and Facebook feeds and to subscribers of CTA Updates
Information specialists will be available at the Thorndale station to answer questions and provide service information during the morning and evening rush periods next week – Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17.
Alternate Service Options for Thorndale Customers
During the six week closure of the Thorndale station, customers will be directed to use either the Granville (approximately four blocks north) or Bryn Mawr stations (approximately five blocks south).
As an alternate to rail service, there are also several bus service options available within two-blocks east of the Thorndale station along Sheridan Road (#147 Outer Drive Express
or #151 Sheridan
) or a half-block west on Broadway (#36 Broadway
Every effort will be made to minimize the impact to customers during the rehabilitation project, including scheduling work that will impact Red Line service to overnight or weekends only. Any changes to Red Line service will be posted to the CTA website each week.
Service Resumes at Morse Friday Night, August 10
Effective at 11:59 p.m. Friday, August 10, Red Line trains will resume making stops in both directions at the Morse station. The station was temporarily closed on June 29 and is the second of seven stations to close as part of the project.
This Red North Interim Improvement project is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Building a New Chicago program, which is updating infrastructure that's critical to the city -- and includes improvements that will help ensure that CTA continues to serve customers as effectively as possible.
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