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A car-carrying semi-trailer truck crashed on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Oct. 20, 2013, jumping a barrier wall, and landing on the Red Line tracks near 69th Street. (Credit: NVP Video)

Semi-Truck Jumps Wall On Dan Ryan, Lands On Red Line Tracks

A car-carrying semi-truck jumped the concrete wall separating the Dan Ryan Expressway from the CTA Red Line Sunday night, landing on the newly repaired tracks and damaging the third rail.

10/21/2013

A Red Line train arrives at the 95th Street station on Oct. 20, 2013, the first day the south end of the Red Line reopened, following a five-month rebuild. (Credit: CBS)

Rebuilt Red Line South Gets First Rush Hour Test

As the rebuilt Dan Ryan branch of the CTA’s Red Line got its first rush hour test Monday morning, commuters were giving a thumbs up to the faster, smoother rides between 95th Street and downtown.

10/21/2013

A CTA train. (CBS)

South End Of CTA Red Line Reopens

A relief for CTA passengers who travel to and from the South Side: The Red Line reconstruction project is over.

10/20/2013

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

CTA Ready To Roll Out New Red Line On Sunday

The rebuilt south branch of the CTA’s Red Line will reopen on Sunday, and transit officials on Thursday offered a preview of what’s in store for riders.

10/17/2013

A CTA Red Line train pulls into the Cermak/Chinatown stop. (Credit: CBS)

Reconstruction Of Red Line South Nears Completion

A week from Monday, the CTA Red Line is expected to reopen between Roosevelt Road and the 95th Street terminal.

10/13/2013

CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Plans To Bring 4G Service To Subways

Riders will be able to easily update their Facebook status from deep underground on the CTA’s subways.

10/03/2013

A CTA Red Line train pulls into the Cermak/Chinatown stop. (Credit: CBS)

Red Line South Reconstruction To Be Completed In Five Weeks

Reopening of the line is expected no later than Oct. 19.

09/16/2013

Red Line Train Derails In Englewood

Normal service has resumed on the CTA Red Line after a train derailed early Thursday in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

08/22/2013

The Red Line reconstruction project is three months in, more than halfway done. (Credit: Vince Gerasole/CBS)

Three Months In, Red Line Project Running On Schedule

Monday marks the three month mark in the CTA’s five-month effort to rebuild the Red Line South from the ground up.

08/19/2013

The Red Line reconstruction project is three months in, more than halfway done. (Credit: Vince Gerasole/CBS)

CTA’s Massive Red Line Project Right On Track

Excuse the pun, but Red Line reconstruction is right on track.

08/15/2013

A CTA Red Line train pulls into the Cermak/Chinatown stop. (Credit: CBS)

Man Struck, Killed By CTA Red Line Train

The CTA Red Line was shut down Sunday night after a man was struck and killed by a train near the State and Grand station, authorities said.

07/22/2013

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cops Warn About Robber Who Hit Red Line Subway Stop

Police were seeking a man who has been ripping off cell phones and purses in and around a South Loop subway stop.

07/12/2013

Six weeks into a project to overhaul the entire Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line, crews work to replace tracks and upgrade the station at 47th Street. (Credit: CBS)

CTA’s Red Line South Rehab Running Smoothly

Six weeks in, the CTA Red Line South reconstruction project remains on schedule and on budget.

WBBM Newsradio–07/03/2013

A CTA train. (CBS)

Possibly Intoxicated Man Dies After Falling On Third Rail Of Red Line

A California man died early Friday after he fell off the Addison Red Line train platform and came into contact with the third rail, authorities said.

06/07/2013

A CTA shuttle bus drops off passengers who normally use the Red Line at the Garfield stop on the Green Line. Free shuttle buses are connecting CTA riders to the Green Line while the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line is shut down for a major reconstruction project. (Credit: CBS)

CTA: Red Line Work Going Well, But More Riders Should Use Shuttle Buses

The CTA said the first week of the Red Line South Reconstruction Project has gone smoothly, but it can go even smoother if riders follow a few suggestions.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2013

CTA riders prepare to board a Red Line train running on the Green Line tracks at the Garfield station on May 20, 2013, after the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line was shut down for a five-month track replacement project. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Commuters Get First Rush Hour Test Of Red Line South Shutdown

CTA officials said so far, so good on the first weekday of the five-month project to shut down the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line, forcing tens of thousands of commuters to use shuttle buses or other alternate routes on the South Side.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2013

A CTA Red Line train pulls into the Cermak/Chinatown stop. (Credit: CBS)

Red Line Reconstruction Project Gets Underway On South Side

Today is the day the CTA shuts down the Red Line south of Roosevelt Road for five months of reconstruction.

05/19/2013

A CTA Red Line train pulls into the Cermak/Chinatown stop. (Credit: CBS)

Five-Month Shutdown Looming For South End Of CTA Red Line

It’s almost the end of the line for Red Line service on the South Side ahead of a massive construction project slated to begin on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2013

A CTA train. (CBS)

Red Line Rehab Will Force 98,000 CPS Students To Find New Route To School

Nearly 100,000 Chicago Public Schools students would have to find a new way to get to class starting next week, once the CTA shuts down the south end of the Red Line for a major track overhaul.

05/16/2013

CTA RED LINE

Red Line Riders Prepare For Shutdown One Week Away

In one week, on May 19, the CTA will shut down the south end of the Red Line for five months of reconstruction. Some riders are ready, others are not.

05/12/2013

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