Work Closes Main Entrance to Western Orange Line Station This Weekend

August 25, 2011
Customers will be unable to access elevator, escalator and farecard vending machines
 
The main entrance to the Western Orange Line station will be temporarily closed on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 however, customers will be able to use the auxiliary entrance/exit located across the street on the west side of Western Avenue.
 
While crews perform maintenance work within the main stationhouse customers will not be able to access the station elevator, escalator or the transit card vending machines (TCVMs). To accommodate customers with disabilities a shuttle bus will be available and will travel between the 35th/Archer and Western Orange Line stations.
 
Because riders will not have access to the station’s farecard vending machine, customers are asked to buy farecards in advance with sufficient value or to add enough value to their existing farecards (either the Chicago Card or magnetic strip Transit Card) to cover their weekend travel plans.
 
The main entrance to the Western station will re-open for the start of service (approximately 3:45 a.m.) on Monday, August 29.
 
Alternate Service for Customers with Disabilities
Customers at the Western station who require an elevator to access rail service will need to board the CTA shuttle bus and travel to the accessible 35th/Archer Orange Line station.
 
Orange Line customers traveling to the Western station who require access to an elevator will need to travel to the accessible 35th/Archer station and then board a CTA shuttle bus traveling to the Western station.
 
For details about all CTA service call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website to use the travel planner feature.
 
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