Nearly two years of delays begin Monday morning for rush hour riders on the CTA’s Red Line and Purple Express trains.
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.
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.
Elevated train service on the CTA’s Brown and Purple lines was suspended for nearly six hours Tuesday morning between the North Side and the Loop as firefighters put out an extra-alarm fire at a 124-year-old shuttered school in Lincoln Park.
CTA train service has been suspended between the North Side and the Loop as firefighters continue working to extinguish an extra-alarm fire Monday morning at a 124-year-old shuttered school in Lincoln Park.
CTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.
Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said he’s not yet ready to embrace the CTA’s plans to build elevated bypass tracks that would eliminate a traffic bottleneck for three of its rail lines – the Red, Brown, and Purple – and speed up rush hour trains on the North Side.
The CTA would have to acquire and tear down 16 buildings in the Lakeview neighborhood to make way for a $320 million rail bypass that would eliminate a longstanding bottleneck along the Red, Brown, and Purple lines.
Starting as early as 2017, the CTA plans to rebuild four stations and replace track and elevated structures on the north part of the Red Line.
A CTA Purple Line train derailed Friday evening in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood, halting service in both directions.
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.
Service on CTA Brown and Purple line trains returned to normal Monday morning after work crews rebuilding the Wells Street Bridge finished a major phase of construction.
CTA’s Purple Line has seemingly become one big slow zone. It’s about to become a construction zone,
A big commuter headache returns tonight, with the closure of the Wells Street bridge.
The second phase of reconstruction of the Wells Street Bridge begins Friday night.
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.
It’s a big hassle for thousands of CTA riders and it’s all to replace a major Chicago bridge.
Problems with switches at one of the busiest rail junctions on the CTA’s rapid transit system made a mess out of the homebound commute Friday evening and could mean delays until at least Saturday afternoon on lines that use the Loop L tracks.
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.