Weekend Brown Line Construction Work to Temporarily Close Chicago and Sedgwick Stations

May 3, 2007

Weekend Brown Line Construction Work to Temporarily Close Chicago and Sedgwick Stations

CTA's Sedgwick and Chicago Avenue Brown Line stations will temporarily close from 8 p.m. on Friday, May 4 until 4 a.m. on Monday, May 7 for construction work related to the Brown Line capacity expansion project. From Friday night until early Monday morning, Brown Line trains will operate only between Kimball and Armitage. Brown Line service will not operate from Armitage to the Loop. Normal Brown Line service will resume at 5 a.m. on Monday, May 7 at the Sedgwick and Chicago stations.

CTA is encouraging southbound Brown Line customers to make the free transfer to the Red Line at Fullerton to complete their trips into the Loop.

CTA will provide a bus shuttle as a substitute for Brown Line rail service between the Fullerton and Clark/Lake stations. The bus shuttle will make stops near the Armitage, Sedgwick, Chicago, Merchandise Mart and Clark/Lake stations.

Customers are asked to allow extra travel time.

Existing CTA bus routes are also convenient options for customers throughout the weekend. Customers in close proximity to the Chicago station are served by the following five CTA bus routes: #22 Clark, #36 Broadway, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago and #70 Division.

Customers close to the Sedgwick station are served by seven CTA bus routes: #8 Halsted, #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick (no Loop service on weekends), #22 Clark, #36 Broadway, #70 Division, #72 North and #73 Armitage.

The weekend closure allows crews to perform construction that can only be done when trains are not operating.

For additional information on the Brown Line capacity expansion project visit CTA's web site, www.transitchicago.com, or the Brown Line web site at www.ctabrownline.com.

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