Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Northbound Red Line To Run Express Between Sheridan and Loyola Next Two Weekends

From Ald. Osterman's latest newsletter:

"Northbound Red Line trains will run express from Sheridan to Loyola over two upcoming weekends.

Due to crews performing track work as part of the Purple Express Improvement Project, northbound (to Howard) Red Line trains will bypass the Wilson, Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn, Bryn Mawr, Thorndale and Granville stations beginning at 10pm Friday, October 30 until 4am Monday, November 2. The same express service will be in effect the following weekend, from 10pm Friday, November 6 to 4am Monday, November 9.

The stations will remain open at this time. Customers who want to travel northbound (to Howard) from the affected stations will need first to travel south to Sheridan and transfer to a northbound (to Howard) train. Northbound (to Howard) customers who want to exit at the affected stations will need to travel to Howard and transfer to a southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) train.

Southbound trains will serve all stations during this time. Customers are advised to allow extra travel time during these weekend periods."

The good news?  According to the CTA, the Purple Line track improvements -- the goal of which is to eliminate slow zones between Lawrence and Jarvis -- are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015.  Hang in there, it's nearly over.

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