Northbound Red Line Subway Trains to Reroute to Elevated Tracks on Monday Night

October 24, 2008

From 9 p.m. Monday, October 27 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, northbound service on the Red Line between the Cermak-Chinatown and Fullerton stations will be rerouted from the subway to the elevated tracks.

Elevated stations are located within a block of Red Line subway stations in the Loop. Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Northbound Red Line trains will operate normally between the 95th Street and Cermak-Chinatown stations and the Fullerton and Howard stations. Southbound Red Line service is not affected.

Rerouted northbound trains will stop at the following elevated stations between Cermak/Chinatown and Fullerton: Roosevelt/Wabash, Adams/Wabash, Madison/Wabash, Randolph/Wabash, State/Lake, Clark/Lake, Merchandise Mart, Chicago/Franklin, Sedgwick and Armitage. Trains will then operate to Fullerton to resume regular routing. Please note: the Merchandise Mart station is available as an exit only (via stairway) from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Customers who wish to travel northbound from downtown stations can access northbound Red Line trains at any of the elevated stations along Wabash or Lake streets. Customers who wish to travel northbound from the Grand, Chicago, Clark/Division or North/Clybourn Red Line stations can board a southbound train and exit at Lake to access northbound Red Line trains at the State/Lake elevated station.

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

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