Purple Line Service Temporarily Suspended between Howard and Davis for Viaduct Work

June 20, 2012
Due to crews replacing the CTA rail viaducts at Dempster and Grove streets in Evanston, rail service along the Purple Line will be temporarily suspended from the Howard Terminal to the Davis Street station beginning 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 22 until 4 a.m. Monday, June 25.
During this time, bus shuttles will operate as a substitute for rail service making stops adjacent to the Howard, South Blvd., Main, Dempster and Davis stations. The shuttles will depart from the Howard and Davis stations approximately every 5-15 minutes and will operate during the same hours of operation as the Purple Line.
Customers also can take the #201 Central/Sherman as an alternate service option, which operates between Howard Terminal and the Central Purple Line station and also serves the Davis station. 
Sunday Only
In anticipation of increased ridership for the annual Pride Parade, the frequency of bus shuttle service along the Purple Line will increase with buses operating approximately every 5-8 minutes from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sunday.
Both the Howard and Davis stations are accessible to customers with disabilities.
Purple Line trains will operate normally from Davis to Linden. Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. 
The $15.5 million Purple Line Viaduct project will reduce slow zones and improve travel time for Purple Line customers by replacing three aging viaducts along the line at Greenleaf, Dempster and Grove streets in Evanston. The project will also result in new abutments, retaining walls, foundations, and new waterproofing and drainage systems. Other project work includes rail tie replacement, new landscaping and lighting enhancements under the bridges.  
Funding for the project is provided by an Illinois Department of Transportation grant through the Regional Transportation Authority.
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