Red Line Subway Trains to Temporarily Reroute to Elevated Tracks April 27 - 30

April 26, 2007

Service on the Red Line from the North/Clybourn station to Roosevelt will be temporarily suspended in both directions from 11 p.m. Friday, April 27 until 1 a.m. Monday, April 30 due to planned construction and maintenance work. North and southbound Red Line trains will be rerouted from the subway to the elevated tracks throughout the weekend. Customers are asked to allow extra travel time.

Red Line trains will operate normally between the Howard and Fullerton stations and between the 95th Street and Cermak-Chinatown stations. Rerouted Red Line trains will stop at the following elevated stations between Roosevelt/Wabash and Fullerton: Adams/Wabash, Madison/Wabash, Randolph/Wabash, State/Lake, Clark/Lake, Merchandise Mart, Chicago/Franklin, Sedgwick and Armitage. Please note, the Merchandise Mart station is available as an exit only (via stairway) on Saturday morning from 12:50 a.m. to 5:10 a.m. and on Sunday morning from 12:50 a.m. to 7:10 a.m.

Red Line trains will resume normal service through the subway at 1 a.m. Monday, April 30.

In addition to running Red Line trains on the elevated tracks, CTA will operate three bus shuttles to help customers make their normal connections. All shuttle service will connect to elevated stations where customers will be able to board northbound and southbound Red Line trains.

Bus shuttle service will operate between the Clark/Division station and North/Clybourn station, stopping at the Sedgwick station where customers may board Red Line trains.

Bus shuttle service also will operate from the Grand/State station to the Chicago/Franklin stations where customers may board Red Line trains.

Additional bus shuttle service will operate between Jackson/State, Harrison/State and Roosevelt/Wabash where customers may board Red Line trains.

Temporarily suspending Red Line subway service from North/Clybourn to Roosevelt will allow construction and maintenance crews to work without train traffic or live rail.

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