Red Line

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.
Man Struck, Killed By Red Line Train In ChinatownA southbound train hit a person at the Cermak-Chinatown station about 2:30 a.m., a CTA spokesman said.
Red Line Service Returning To Normal After Earlier Reroute Due To SmokeRed Line service was returning to normal Thursday morning, about an hour after the CTA began rerouting Red Line trains to elevated tracks due to reports of smoke in the subway.
Police Warn Of Robber Snatching Necklaces On CTA TrainsPolice were warning women who ride the CTA about a man who has been snatching necklaces off women’s necks, then running off the train as the doors are closing.
Suspect Captured Following Red Line AttacksOne victim, a man suffered a broken jaw. The other victim, a woman, was knocked unconscious, police say.
Man Dies After Chasing Ball On CTA Red Line Tracks In LoopThe man — thought to be in his 50s or 60s — was found unresponsive by officers about 12:35 a.m. on the southbound tracks at the Harrison station, police said. Preliminary information indicates he had been trying to retrieve a large ball that fell on the tracks when he hit the electrically charged third rail.
Police: Red Line Sexual Assault Claim UnfoundedPolice are now saying a woman’s claim that she was sexually assaulted on a CTA train is unfounded, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Woman Sexually Assaulted On Red Line TrainThe incident occurred around 11 p.m. June 16 on a train near the Wilson stop in the 4600 block of North Broadway.
Bank Robber Undone By Planted Tracking Device In Money BagAuthorities reportedly were able to zero in on the suspect through a GPS device that had been placed in a bag of money he took from First American Bank, 33 W. Monroe.
Two Taken To Hospital After Person Falls On Red Line TracksA female of unknown age fell on the tracks at the Lake station at 188 N. State St. about 9:20 a.m., according to the CTA and Fire Media Affairs. It was unclear whether she was hit by the train. The train conductor also was taken to Northwestern, authorities said. He did not suffer any physical injuries, but was shaken up by the incident.
Police Charge Suspect In Attempted Rape On CTARonald Sparks, 34, was detained early Monday after he was observed smoking on a CTA train car, police said. He allegedly attacked a female rider over the weekend on the Red Line.
CTA Red Line Assault Suspect Arrested Police have a suspect in custody following an attempted sexual assault on the CTA Red Line.