CTA Closes Madison/Wabash Loop Stop; South Shore Line Adding New Express TrainsThe CTA permanently closed its Madison/Wabash 'L' stop overnight. The station, built in 1896, was one of the oldest on the CTA elevated system. Demolition of the 118-year-old 'L' stop is the first step toward replacing it with a state-of-the-art station on Wabash between Madison and Washington.
South Shore Line Taking Tickets Via SmartphoneThe South Shore Line — which runs from South Bend to Chicago — beat the Chicago Transit Authority and Metra to the punch in becoming the first major rail line in the Chicago area to feature mobile ticketing.
South Shore, Metra Lines To Operate During NATO SummitGood news for riders of the South Shore and Metra Electric lines: service will operate during the NATO Summit in May.
South Shore Train Riders Facing Fare IncreaseCommuters riding the South Shore between Northwest Indiana and downtown Chicago could be hit with a 5 percent fare increase as soon as next month.