Temporary 26-Hour Closure of Brown Line Kimball and Francisco Stations Planned for Saturday, April 8

April 5, 2006
4/5/06

Plans Changed from Single Track Operation to 26-Hour Closure, Kimball and Francisco Open for Service on Sunday, April 9

Both the Kimball and Francisco stations will temporarily close Saturday, April 8 changing previously announced plans for weekend single track operation. Normal Sunday service will resume at Kimball and Francisco on Sunday, April 9.

During the Saturday closure of Kimball and Francisco, Brown Line trains will operate between the Loop and Western station. Bus shuttle service is provided to customers free of charge from Western station to Kimball station from 4 a.m. Saturday, April 8 to 2:30 a.m. Sunday, April 9 as a substitute for rail service. The bus shuttle makes stops at the Western station, Rockwell and Lawrence, Sacramento and Lawrence, Kedzie and Lawrence, Kedzie and Wilson, and at the Kimball station.

On Saturday, approximately 2,000 customers enter the Kimball station and 485 enter the Francisco station.

In addition to the weekend shuttle service, customers in close proximity to the Kimball and Francisco stations are also served by the following seven CTA bus routes: #11 Lincoln, #49 Western, #49B North Western, #78 Montrose, #81 Lawrence, #82 Kimball/Homan and #93 California/Dodge.

On February 20, both the Kedzie and Rockwell stations closed for reconstruction and will remain closed for six months. Rail customers who normally board at the Kedzie station are asked to board either at Kimball station, adjacent to Kedzie, or Francisco station, which is located between Kedzie and Rockwell stations. Rail customers who normally board at Rockwell station are asked to board either at Francisco or Western station. Western station will remain open throughout construction.

Customers in close proximity to the Kedzie station are also served by the following four CTA bus routes: #78 Montrose, #81 Lawrence, #82 Kimball/Homan and #93 California/Dodge. Customers in close proximity to the Rockwell station are served by the following six CTA bus routes: #11 Lincoln, #49 Western, #49B North Western, #X49 Western Express, #78 Montrose and the #81 Lawrence.

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