Three-Track Operation Commute Summary for Monday, April 9

April 9, 2007

To begin the second week of three-track operation, CTA's rail and bus service continued to perform as expected.

During the morning rush period, southbound Red, Brown and Purple Express trains all operated at normal service intervals with no significant delays.

Due to an incident at Wilson station on the Red Line, northbound service on the Red Line was temporarily suspended this afternoon between the Belmont and Granville stations. Northbound power was removed at approximately 2:45 p.m. with a bus shuttle operating in both directions between Belmont and Granville. Southbound Red Line trains continued operation but bypassed the Wilson station.

Thanks to a quick response from the Chicago Police and Fire departments, power was restored on the northbound tracks and service resumed at approximately 3:35 p.m. The bus shuttle continued to operate until 4:10 p.m. Northbound Red Line and Purple Express trains experienced some delays early in the evening rush period due to the incident, but resumed normal service intervals at approximately 4:15 p.m.

Customers continue to use North Side bus routes as alternates to rail service. Ridership remained strong on the #11, #22, #134, #135, #136, #143, #144, #145, #146, #147, #148, #151 and #156 routes.

The CTA's web site, transitchicago.com, and the ctabrownline.com site have information pertaining to the three-track project.

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