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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A man was fatally struck by a Red Line train early Sunday in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, police said.
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.
Chicago police are asking in identifying four suspects who allegedly robbed a CTA passenger after soliciting donations for a basketall team.
A man and a woman were both shot and critically injured Wednesday night at the 95th Street Red Line station on the South Side.
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.
Howard-bound train struck the person about 7:35 p.m. Monday.
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.
For the first time, the CTA is offering front-seat views of its rail lines.
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.
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.
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.
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.