Dan Ryan Branch

A CTA Red Line train pulls into the Cermak/Chinatown stop. (Credit: CBS)

Red Line South Reconstruction To Be Completed In Five Weeks

Reopening of the line is expected no later than Oct. 19.

09/16/2013

A CTA shuttle bus drops off passengers who normally use the Red Line at the Garfield stop on the Green Line. Free shuttle buses are connecting CTA riders to the Green Line while the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line is shut down for a major reconstruction project. (Credit: CBS)

CTA: Red Line Work Going Well, But More Riders Should Use Shuttle Buses

The CTA said the first week of the Red Line South Reconstruction Project has gone smoothly, but it can go even smoother if riders follow a few suggestions.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2013

Street vendor Donald Hatley works amid traffic on 87th Street near the Dan Ryan Red Line. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Red Line Reconstruction Work Could Force Street Vendors To Move Shop

When the reconstruction of the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line begins Sunday, it could have a ripple effect on people who make their livings selling items on the street near CTA stations on the South Side.

WBBM Newsradio–05/15/2013

Much of the steel track, wooden rail ties, and ballast -- stones used to hold the rails and ties firmly in place -- are badly deteriorated along the Dan Ryan branch of the CTA Red Line, after 43 years of use. (Credit: CBS)

Public Meeting Planned On Dan Ryan Red Line Rehab

The Chicago Transit Authority on Monday night will hold the first in a series of public meetings about a bold plan to rebuild part of the CTA Red Line in a matter of months.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Much of the steel track, wooden rail ties, and ballast -- stones used to hold the rails and ties firmly in place -- are badly deteriorated along the Dan Ryan branch of the CTA Red Line, after 43 years of use. (Credit: CBS)

CTA: 42 Years Of Wear & Tear Created Red Line Slow Zones

The CTA is planning to shut down the entire Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line for five months next spring to help get rid of the notorious slow zones on the rail system. It’s a problem created by 43 years of wear and tear along one of the most heavily traveled CTA lines in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012