Weekend Green Line Service to be Temporarily Suspended between Roosevelt and 35th Street for Track Improvements as New CTA Rail Station Project Begins

November 6, 2013

Bus shuttles to provide service between Roosevelt, 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations during two weekends in November as work begins on Cermak-McCormick Place station

Green Line service will be temporarily suspended between the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT and Roosevelt stations from 2 a.m. Saturday, November 9 until 4 a.m. Monday, November 11 and then again from 2 a.m. Saturday, November 16 until Monday, November 18, to allow the CTA to perform track upgrade work that is related to the construction of the new Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station.

A bus shuttle will operate as a substitute for rail service and operate between the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT station and the Roosevelt Red/Green/Orange station where customers can board Green Line trains to continue their trips or transfer to the elevated Orange Line or Red Line subway. 

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Green Line trains will operate normally between the Harlem and Roosevelt stations and between the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT station and the south Green Line terminals of Ashland/63rd and East 63rd/Cottage Grove.

The Cermak-McCormick Place station will fill a two-mile gap between the Roosevelt and 35th Street Green Line stations and provide much needed access to rapid transit for neighborhood residents and businesses, including McCormick Place.

The $50 million project, being managed by the Chicago Department of Transportation, will include a new, state of the art rail station with three entrance points – one on each side of Cermak Road and one at 23rd Street. The main stationhouse will be built on the north side of Cermak, equipped with modern amenities such as elevators, bike racks, state-of-the-art security, and enclosed boarding platforms. The station is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

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