Red Line

Design rendering for the planned reconstruction of the Wilson Red Line station, looking west on Wilson Ave from Broadway showing the new ‘L’ structure, modern main entrance on the left, and platforms overhead. (Credit: CTA)

Delays Ahead For Red, Purple Lines As CTA Wilson Project Enters Next Phase

Nearly two years of delays begin Monday morning for rush hour riders on the CTA’s Red Line and Purple Express trains.

03/09/2015

CTA train. (CBS)

Red Line, Purple Line Express Riders Face A Year Of Longer Morning Commutes

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.

02/27/2015

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

Chicago police released a surveillance picture of a suspect who ran off with cell phones at the Red Line Wilson stop. (Chicago Police)

Teen Charged With Stealing Cellphones At Red Line Wilson Station

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with stealing cellphones on Red Line CTA trains at the Wilson station throughout the last three weeks in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side.

01/18/2015

Ivan Corona-Gutierrez | photo from Chicago Police

Man Charged With Lighting Recyling Container On Fire At Red Line Station

Bond was set at $100,000 for a West Side man charged with arson for setting fire to a CTA recycling container earlier this month at a Near North Side subway station.

01/17/2015

Chicago police released a surveillance picture of a suspect who ran off with cell phones at the Red Line Wilson stop. (Chicago Police)

Suspect Grabs Cell Phones, Dashes From Red Line Trains: Police

In three incidents in less than a month, the suspect grabs a cellphone from a person’s hand and runs off the train in the Uptown neighborhood.

01/16/2015

Red Line Train

Police Warn Of Cell Phone Thefts On CTA Red Line Trains

In three incidents, the suspect grabs a cellphone from a person’s hand and runs off the train, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

01/16/2015

Ambulance

Man Fatally Struck By Red Line Train On North Side

A man was fatally struck by a Red Line train early Sunday in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, police said.

01/04/2015

Chicago police say these four suspects took part in a Dec. 7 robbery on the Red Line. (Chicago Police)

Guardian Angels Hand Out Flyers Of Red Line Robbery Suspects

The Guardian Angels have been passing out fliers at the Garfield CTA Red Line stop – fliers that show photos of the four young men believed to have robbed and beaten a 21-year-old man on the Red Line three weeks ago.

12/28/2014

Chicago police say these four suspects took part in a Dec. 7 robbery on the Red Line. (Chicago Police)

Police Release Surveillance Images In Red Line Robbery

Chicago police are asking in identifying four suspects who allegedly robbed a CTA passenger after soliciting donations for a basketall team.

12/26/2014

A shooting left two people wounded at the 95th Red Line Station. (Credit: CBS)

Two Wounded In Shooting At 95th Street Red Line Station

A man and a woman were both shot and critically injured Wednesday night at the 95th Street Red Line station on the South Side.

12/25/2014

Prison fence

Man Gets 26 Years For Raping CTA Worker At Gunpoint

Devonte Willis, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to aggravated criminal sexual assault with a firearm, according to a statement from the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

12/23/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Person Fatally Struck At Red Line’s Loyola Station

Howard-bound train struck the person about 7:35 p.m. Monday.

12/22/2014

Cornell Hutchins (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police: Man Chases Cell Phone Robber From Red Line, Resulting In Arrest

A man has been charged with stealing an iPhone on the Red Line after the victim chased him down at the Chinatown stop early Tuesday on the Near South Side.

11/13/2014

The CTA has rebuilt 10 miles of the Red Line, from 95th Street to Chinatown. (CBS)

Video Shows High-Speed Ride Along CTA Red Line

For the first time, the CTA is offering front-seat views of its rail lines.

11/12/2014

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

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police Warn Of Robberies Near 35th Street Red Line Station

If you’re headed to U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday night for the White Sox game, be careful. Police have issued a warning that robbers are targeting people using the Red Line, demanding money and threatening physical violence.

09/25/2014

No Bomb Found After Threat At Roosevelt Red Line Station

A threat about a bomb at the CTA Red Line Roosevelt station was called in about 11:15 p.m., and the police Bomb and Arson Unit investigated and later cleared the scene about an hour later.

09/23/2014

Artist rendering of what the new 95th Street Station will look like. (Credit: city of Chicago)

CTA Breaks Ground On New 95th Street Red Line, Bus Terminal

CTA and elected officials have officially broken ground on the sprawling new 95th street terminal planned for the Red line, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/22/2014

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