Red Line trains will be rerouted from the subway to the elevated structure in one direction only on Friday night, May 29 and in the opposite direction Saturday night, May 30, while crews perform track and power maintenance work.
Friday, May 29 – Southbound Only
Southbound service on the Red Line between the Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown stations will be rerouted from the subway to the elevated tracks from 9 p.m. Friday, May 29 until 9 a.m. Saturday, May 30.
Rerouted southbound trains will stop at the following elevated stations between Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown: Armitage, Sedgwick, Chicago/Franklin, Merchandise Mart, Clark/Lake, State/Lake, Randolph/Wabash, Madison/Wabash, Adams/Wabash and Roosevelt/Wabash. Please note: the Merchandise Mart station is available as an exit only (via stairway) on Saturday from 12:50 a.m. to 5:10 a.m.
Customers who wish to travel southbound from downtown stations can access southbound Red Line trains at any of the elevated stations along Lake or Wabash streets on the Inner Loop track. Customers who wish to travel southbound from the North/Clybourn, Clark/Division, Chicago or Grand Red Line stations can board a northbound train and exit at Fullerton to board southbound Red Line trains.
Customers traveling southbound to downtown should exit Red Line trains at any elevated station along Lake or Wabash.
Southbound customers who wish to travel to North/Clybourn, Clark/Division, Chicago or Grand stations should exit at the State/Lake elevated station and transfer to the Lake Street Red Line subway station to board a northbound Red Line train. Southbound customers are asked to allow extra travel time.
Southbound Red Line trains will operate normally between the Howard and Fullerton stations and between the Cermak-Chinatown and 95th Street stations.
Southbound service will resume normal operation through the subway at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.
Saturday, May 30 – Northbound Only
Northbound service on the Red Line will be rerouted to the elevated tracks between the Cermak-Chinatown and Fullerton stations from 9 p.m. Saturday, May 30 until 9 a.m. Sunday, May 31.
Northbound Red Line trains will operate normally between the 95th Street and Cermak-Chinatown stations and between the Fullerton and Howard stations.
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. 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 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.
Red Line trains will resume normal service through the subway at 9 a.m. Sunday morning.
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