March 31, 2000

Rehabilitation of the Chicago/State subway station will require closing the platform used by northbound Red Line customers from 1:00 a.m. Sunday, April 2, until 4 a.m. Monday, April 3. The same platform will be closed again for the same period starting Sunday, April 9 until the early morning of April 10.

Construction work, which has been ongoing since last June, includes the installation of colorful wall tile, a granite platform floor, and elevators to make the station accessible to persons with disabilities.

Red Line trains will continue to operate while the platform is closed, but will not stop on northbound side while construction is under way.

While the northbound platform is closed, customers wishing to exit northbound trains at Chicago can travel to Clark/Division and ride back to Chicago on a southbound train. Customers who want to go north from the Chicago Avenue station can ride south to Grand or Lake and change to a northbound train. Although further south than Grand, the pass from southbound to northbound platforms at Lake involves less walking and customers may find it more convenient.

Customers are reminded that from midnight to 9 a.m. on Sundays, the entire Red Line subway has been closed to service while a new train signal system is installed. During this period, Red Line trains use Brown Line tracks from Fullerton to downtown, where they stop at stations along Lake and Wabash. The trains then follow Orange Line tracks south before returning to the Red Line at Cermak-Chinatown. Northbound trains make the same detour in reverse. While the subway is closed, shuttle buses stop at station locations between Fullerton and State/Lake, with a final downtown stop at Clark/Lake, to provide customers with connections to Red Line trains.

For details about all CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes).

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