Starting March 9, when the next phase of the CTA’s Wilson Station Reconstruction project begins, the westernmost of four tracks between Wilson and Belmont will be taken out of commission and the Purple Express trains that use it now will instead share a Red Line North track during the morning rush hour.
If you want to board an L train without worrying it will be filled with manspreading bros (or if you want to board an L train and not feel guilty about manspreading), there’s a solution: rent your own.
The transit agency says the cars will emerge from the rebuild more reliable and comfortable. In addition to the upgraded air conditioning units, wiring will be replaced, motors and batteries upgraded, along with doors, springs and control equipment. The makeover even includes pricey LED destination signs.
The Cermak-McCormick Place station was scheduled to open for service at 5 a.m. at 12 E. Cermak Rd. The new station provides access to McCormick Place, Motor Row and other destinations on the Near South Side, according to the CTA.
Just in time for next weekend’s Chicago Auto Show, the CTA is opening its new Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx were set to announce the federal funding for the four-year, $492 million Your New Blue project on Thursday.
Officers responded to a call of a person down on the tracks between the Chicago and Division platforms at 10:23 a.m., police said. They found the body of a man who appears to be in his 20s, police said. He was dead at the scene.
Some new print ads on CTA Red Line trains seek to inject a little humor into the lives of riders, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Police are searching for a man who robbed a female of her cellphone at a South Loop CTA rail station last Friday after displaying a stun gun.
The CTA says operations are largely back to normal tonight after switching problems caused significant delays on nearly all of its lines this morning and made thousands of people late for work, school or other appointments.
Service on the ‘L’ tracks in the Loop was back to normal Monday afternoon, after a major headache during the morning commute forced the CTA to reroute three train lines, and riders were delayed as long as 90 minutes.
A Regional Transportation Authority analysis released Thursday has determined that the CTA, Metra and Pace face $36.4 billion in capital needs over the next 10 years.
From 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Sunday, southbound Red Line trains will be rerouted from the subway to the elevated tracks between the Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown stations. From 1:40 a.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Monday, Green Line service between the Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations will be suspended.
The CTA’s rail modernization plan has progressed to the point where it can say goodbye to another group of ‘L’ cars nearing their 40th birthday.
In three incidents, the suspect grabs a cellphone from a person’s hand and runs off the train, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
A middle-aged college student from the South Side was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday for stomping a fellow CTA commuter to death on a Green Line platform.
Green Line service between the Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations will be temporarily suspended Saturday, 1:40 a.m. through Sunday, 11:40 a.m., the CTA said. Crews will continue working on the construction of the new Cermak-McCormick Place station.
If you’ve always wanted to ride a CTA train without any pants on, here’s your chance. And you won’t even get kicked off (or arrested).
CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports staggering to the car should not be an option, there are other ways to do it and they’re safe.
The fire started around 3 a.m. in a one-story commercial building at the corner of State Street and Cermak Road. The building houses a cell phone store and three fast food restaurants – one ironically named Dragon Fire.