UPDATED - Northbound Red Line Subway Trains to Temporarily Reroute to Elevated Tracks

December 6, 2007

Northbound Red Line trains that normally operate through the subway between the Cermak/Chinatown station and the Fullerton station will reroute to the elevated tracks from 9 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning on Thursday, December 6 and Friday, December 7.

Northbound 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.

Southbound Red Line service is not affected.

Rerouted northbound trains will stop at the following elevated stations between Cermak/Chinatown and Fullerton: Roosevelt/Wabash, Adams/Wabash, Madison/Wabash, Randolph/Wabash, State/Lake, Clark/Lake, Merchandise Mart, Chicago/Franklin, and Sedgwick. Trains will then operate express to Fullerton to resume regular routing. 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 northbound from downtown stations can access northbound Red Line trains at any of the elevated stations along Wabash or Lake streets. Customers who wish to travel northbound from the Grand, Chicago, Clark/Division or North/Clybourn Red Line stations can board a southbound train and exit at Lake to access northbound Red Line stains at the State/Lake elevated station.

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

A single track will be in effect between the Roosevelt and Grand stations on the Red Line from midnight each night until 4 a.m. each morning beginning Sunday, December 9 through Friday morning, December 14.

Northbound customers at Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe and Lake stations must board and exit trains on the southbound side of the platform. Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. Southbound service is not affected.

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