Southbound Red Line Subway Trains to Temporarily Reroute to Elevated Tracks May 9 and 10

May 8, 2007

Southbound service on the Red Line between the North/Clybourn station and the Roosevelt station will be rerouted from the subway to the elevated tracks from 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 9 until 5 a.m. Thursday, May 10, and again from 9 p.m., Thursday, May 10 until 5 a.m. Friday, May 11 due to planned construction and maintenance work.

Southbound 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.

Northbound Red Line service is not affected.

Rerouted southbound trains will stop at the following elevated stations between Cermak/Chinatown and Fullerton: 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 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 Wabash or Lake streets. Customers who wish to travel southbound from the Grand, Chicago, Clark/Division or North/Clybourn Red Line stations can board a northbound train and exit at Fullerton to board southbound Red Line trains on the southbound platform.

Southbound customers who wish to exit at the Grand, Chicago, Clark/Division or North/Clybourn stations should travel to the Roosevelt station and board a northbound Red Line train.

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