Rail Service Temporarily Suspended between the Green Line’s 35th-Bronzeville-IIT and 47th Street Stations This Weekend

November 3, 2011
Rail service will be temporarily suspended along the South branch of the Green Line between the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT and 47th Street stations from 11 p.m. Friday, November 4 until 4 a.m. Monday, November 7, due to crews performing station renewal work at the 43rd Street station.
Bus shuttles will operate as a substitute for rail service making stops at the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT, Indiana, 43rd Street and 47th Street stations. CTA customers are advised to allow extra travel time. Both the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT and 47th Street stations are accessible to customers with disabilities.
Green Line trains will operate normally between Harlem/Lake and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT, and between the 47th Street station and the Ashland/63rd and Cottage Grove terminals.
The work is part of the CTA’s new Station Renewal Program that was announced in September by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool. The program is designed to provide a facelift to 100 CTA rail stations within a 12-month timeframe. Work crews – comprised of different trade workers called the ‘Renew Crew’ – will focus on providing repairs in a more efficient way, creating a cleaner, brighter and more appealing station that improves the customer travel experience.
Work done at each station is determined by the station’s specific needs and configurations, but can include such work as painting, new lighting, repairs, power washing walls and ceilings, replacing signs and landscaping.
For more information on the Station Renewal program or for more details on work being performed at the 43rd Street station, customers can visit the dedicated website at: http://www.transitchicago.com/stationrenewal/.
Trains will resume operating normally between 35th-Bronzeville-IIT and 47th Street stations after 4 a.m. on Monday, November 7.
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