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CTA riders crowd the platform at Fullerton on Monday morning, when switching problems cascaded into major delays on at least five train lines that use the elevated tracks in the Loop. (Supplied Photo)

Switching Problems Create Major CTA Delays In The Loop

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.

01/26/2015

(Credit: CTA)

Construction To Close Portions Of CTA Red, Green Lines Throughout Weekend

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.

01/23/2015

Anthony Jackson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Convicted Of Beating CTA Rider To Death At Green Line Station

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.

01/16/2015

A CTA train. (CBS)

Weekend Construction To Suspend Service On Part Of CTA Green Line

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.

01/09/2015

An extra-alarm fire at Cermak Road and State Street interrupted service on the CTA Green Line, which runs adjacent to the building. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Two Firefighters Hurt Battling South Loop Blaze

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.

12/31/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Green Line Suspensions Begin Saturday

The Green Line will experience partial suspension Saturday through Monday, as the CTA ramps up construction of the new Cermak-McCormick Place station.

11/08/2014

Brown Line, Wells Street Bridge

CTA Budget For 2015 Includes No Fare Hikes, Service Cuts

The $1.44 billion budget, released Monday, holds the line on base fares, projects a modest .7 percent increase in ridership, and adds service on five rapid transit lines — taking advantage of the hundreds of new ‘L’ cars that have been added to the fleet.

10/27/2014

Metal brackets and chunks of wood cleared off of Van Buren Street after apparently falling from the L tracks. (Credit; Rory Rice)

Loop Train Service Back To Normal After Derailment Caused Big Delays

CTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.

06/17/2014

Pace Bus

Pace To Offer New Express Service To Brookfield Zoo

Pace wants to make it easier this summer for CTA riders to get to the Brookfield Zoo.

05/15/2014

A camera inside a room that CTA workers say is sometimes used to change clothing. (CBS)

Lawsuit Accuses CTA Of Filming Employees Changing Clothes

Five CTA current and former employees have sued the agency, claiming it placed hidden cameras in an area used as a changing room at a station on the Green Line, and recorded them undressing last year.

04/11/2014

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Person On Tracks Halts Green Line Trains On South Side

A person was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious to critical condition, the Chicago Fire Department said.

03/08/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Autopsy: Man Found Dead On Green Line Tracks Was Hit By Train

Service along the CTA Green Line was interrupted for several hours Saturday morning after a train conductor found a dead man on the tracks near a West Side rail station.

03/08/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Trains Delayed By Extreme Cold

CTA Purple Line service is resuming after Monday’s frigid weather shut it down for about an hour and caused delays on multiple other train lines during the morning commute.

01/06/2014

An 18-year-old woman was sexually assaulted while walking home near 63rd and Marshfield on Monday. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Raped Near CTA Stop In West Englewood

Police said the attack happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday, near the Green Line station at 63rd Street and Ashland Avenue.

11/12/2013

A CTA Green Line train pulls into the Central Avenue station. (Credit: CBS)

Green Line Service Resumes After Bomb Threat

Service to the West Side on the CTA’s Green Line train resumed early Thursday about an hour after officials shut the train line down after receiving a bomb threat.

08/29/2013

Red Line Train Derails In Englewood

Normal service has resumed on the CTA Red Line after a train derailed early Thursday in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

08/22/2013

Indiana stop on the Green Line. (Credit: CBS)

Description From iPhone Theft Victim Helps Cops Arrest Suspect

He survived the terrifying –a fellow passenger on the Green Line– with a gun demanding his iPhone. But this passenger’s quick thinking helped police catch up with the suspect, reports CBS 2’s Brad Edwards.

05/28/2013

CTA riders prepare to board a Red Line train running on the Green Line tracks at the Garfield station on May 20, 2013, after the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line was shut down for a five-month track replacement project. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Commuters Get First Rush Hour Test Of Red Line South Shutdown

CTA officials said so far, so good on the first weekday of the five-month project to shut down the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line, forcing tens of thousands of commuters to use shuttle buses or other alternate routes on the South Side.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2013

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

Five-Month Shutdown Looming For South End Of CTA Red Line

It’s almost the end of the line for Red Line service on the South Side ahead of a massive construction project slated to begin on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2013

A CTA train. (CBS)

Red Line Rehab Will Force 98,000 CPS Students To Find New Route To School

Nearly 100,000 Chicago Public Schools students would have to find a new way to get to class starting next week, once the CTA shuts down the south end of the Red Line for a major track overhaul.

05/16/2013

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