CTA Gets $1.1 Billion In Federal Funds For Red, Brown, Purple LinesPresident Barack Obama has approved nearly $1.1 billion in federal grant funding for the CTA to improve sections of the Red, Brown, and Purple lines on the North Side.
Purple Line Resumes Service After Removal Of BranchThe CTA Purple Line service was restored between Linden and Central after a branch near the tracks was removed Monday afternoon.
City Council Approves New Transit TIF For Red & Purple Line ProjectsChicago aldermen have approved the creation of a new TIF district to help secure $1.1 billion in federal funding for projects to modernize the Red and Purple Lines on the North Side.
CTA Approves $400M In Borrowing For Red And Purple Line ProjectsWith a funding source in place, CTA can apply for $1 billion in federal matching funds for the work, about half the cost of the project.
CTA: Delays on Purple, Red Line After Small FireCTA Purple and Red line trains are operating Friday with residual delays after an earlier fire near Wilson.
Police Released Photos Of Evanston Robbery SuspectsPolice in north suburban Evanston released photos Saturday of three people suspected of trying to rob two Northwestern University students — one of them successfully — early Friday near a Purple Line CTA station.
Brown, Purple Line Work Resumes On Ravenswood ConnectorOnce completed, the $90 million rehabilitation will provide smoother, more reliable rides for the more than 40,000 customers who ride Purple Line Express and Brown Line trains each weekday, according to a statement from the CTA.
New CTA Purple Line Express Gets A Test RunFor six weeks, CTA will test a mid-evening Purple Line Express train.
CTA To Close 2 North Side Stations For Red/Purple Line RenovationsThe CTA’s ambitious $1.7 billion Red and Purple Modernization project will be completed in two phases over four years, starting with the closure of the Lawrence and Berwyn stations for 18 months beginning in 2017.
Delays Ahead For Red, Purple Lines As CTA Wilson Project Enters Next PhaseNearly two years of delays begin Monday morning for rush hour riders on the CTA's Red Line and Purple Express trains.
Red Line, Purple Line Express Riders Face A Year Of Longer Morning CommutesStarting 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.
Switching Problems Create Major CTA Delays In The LoopService 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.