CHICAGO (CBS) — Today is the day the CTA shuts down the Red Line south of Roosevelt Road for five months of reconstruction.
The $425 million project will mean changes in the daily commute for thousands of riders.
For the first time since 1993, Red Line trains will operate over Green Line tracks into the Englewood terminal at 63rd/Ashland. Free express shuttle buses will run from the shuttered 95th, 87th, 79th and 69th Red Line stations to the Green Line Garfield station, where it will be free to board throughout the next five months. Another free shuttle will run between the Cermak/Chinatown station and Roosevelt.