Wednesday morning's commute from the North Side on CTA's rail and bus system operated well despite the wintry mix of snow and rain. Trains operated within scheduled service intervals with the exception of one southbound Red Line train that experienced equipment problems at Sheridan station, and a signal problem just north of Belmont added 3 to 5 minutes of travel time to several Red Line trains. Track maintenance personnel at Belmont were able to correct the signal problem so the minor delays to Red Line trains moving through the area was corrected before the morning rush period ended.
CTA buses throughout the entire service area had to contend with road conditions due to the weather, which did add to customer travel times. Several bus routes ? #80 Irving Park, #X80 Irving Park Express, #135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express, #136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express, #143 Stockton/Michigan Express, #145 Wilson/Michigan Express and #148 Clarendon/Michigan Express ? had to be rerouted in both directions due to falling ice from a building on Irving Park and Pine Grove. The reroutes ended at approximately 2:30 p.m.
The evening rush hour saw no significant delays for customers heading north out of the Loop.
Customers continue to use North Side bus routes as alternates to rail service.
The CTA's web site, transitchicago.com, and the ctabrownline.com site have information pertaining to the three-track project.# # #