Red Line Subway Trains to Reroute to Elevated Tracks Between Cermak-Chinatown and Fullerton 6/23-26

June 19, 2008

Northbound service on the Red Line between the Cermak-Chinatown and Fullerton station will be rerouted from the subway to the elevated tracks on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, June 23 - 26 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 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 Fullerton and Howard stations and between the 95th Street and Cermak-Chinatown stations. Customers are asked to allow extra travel time. Southbound Red Line service is not affected throughout the weekend.

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) on 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 stains 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.

CTA will maintain normal Red Line service in the subway during the Taste of Chicago festival (June 27 - July 6).

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