Southbound Red Line Subway Trains to Reroute to Elevated Tracks Between Fullerton & Cermak-Chinatown

July 11, 2008

Southbound Red Line trains will be temporarily rerouted from the subway to the elevated tracks next week between the Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown stationsfrom 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Monday, July 14, Tuesday, July 15, Wednesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 17. Normal service will resume at 5 a.m. Friday morning.

Elevated stations are located within a block of Red Line subway stations in the Loop. Customers should allow extra travel time.

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. The Merchandise Mart station is available as an exit only (via stairway) weekdays from 1 a.m. to 5 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 exit at the North/Clybourn, Clark/Division, Chicago or Grand stations should travel to the State/Lake elevated station and exit 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.

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