The rumble of CTA L cars over the Wells Street Bridge is due to resume Monday in time for Purple and Brown Line riders to return to normal rush-hour schedules.
This morning’s commute might be a big hassle for thousands who depend on the CTA’s Brown and Purple lines.
The CTA compares it to open heart surgery: the shutdown of the Wells Street Bridge for reconstruction, starting this weekend – affecting the Brown Line and five other lines. And Mayor Emanuel says the city is saving money – and time.
It’s a big hassle for thousands of CTA riders and it’s all to replace a major Chicago bridge.
Riders have been warned for weeks, but apparently only now are some beginning to think about how they’ll get around, even though work to rebuild the Wells Street bridge over the Chicago River will cut off the Brown Line’s access to the Loop for 10 days.
Attention Brown and Red Line CTA riders: Your commute is about to change in a major way.
CTA fares are going up so that desperately needed infrastructure improvements can be paid for; all while the final fixes are underway to correct costly mistakes made on the CTA’s $580 million Brown Line reconstruction project.
A bicyclist was recovering in the hospital Tuesday morning, after he was struck by a Brown Line ‘L’ train on the city’s Northwest Side.
CBS 2 observed the accident scene at the Brown Line Kedzie stop: a mangled car against the side of a CTA commuter train.
With a poor rating from the National Bridge Inventory database last year, it’s time for a major revamp of the historic Wells Street Bridge.
Brown Line riders in Lincoln Park and South Lakeview will have to hoof it to Belmont or Fullerton Wednesday and Thursday, as the Chicago Transit Authority closes the two stops in between to accommodate the demolition of the charred remains of Roy’s Furniture Company.
Loop-bound Brown Line trains will bypass the Wellington and Diversey stations Wednesday and Thursday because of a building demolition near the North Side “L” tracks.
Construction work means delays and station closings for CTA ‘L’ riders in the Loop and at one north side Red Line station.
Demolition crews are clearing away what is left of Roy’s Furniture Company in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, which was reduced to rubble by an extra-alarm fire Tuesday afternoon.
CTA trains on the Red, Brown, and Purple Lines were shut down in the Lincoln Park neighborhood for nearly three hours Tuesday afternoon, after an extra-alarm fire broke out at a furniture store next to the ‘L’ tracks.
A new Wal-Mart Express store opened in Chicago on Wednesday, this one on the North Side.
Federal prosecutors have set their sights on one of the biggest fish ever, a huge and well-known construction firm with plenty of clout.
At the height of the morning rush Thursday, someone saw fit to walk around on the busy Red-Brown-Purple Line ‘L’ tracks near Fullerton Avenue and slow down the commute for everybody.
A vehicle drove onto Brown Line tracks, hit the third rail and caught fire Sunday morning, causing major delays.
Some commuters returning to work Tuesday after a four-day holiday weekend could see minor inconveniences on the CTA ‘L’ system.