Southbound Red Line Subway Trains to Temporarily Reroute to Elevated Tracks Overnight May 21 - 24

May 18, 2007

Southbound Red Line trains that normally operate through the subway will reroute to the elevated tracks overnight next week. Southbound service on the Red Line between the Fullerton station and the Cermak-Chinatown station will be rerouted from the subway to the elevated tracks from 9 p.m., Monday, May 21 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 22 and again in the same location and same hours on Tuesday, May 22, Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24 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. Northbound Red Line service is not affected.

Customers are asked to allow extra travel time.

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 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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