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Argyle Station Reopens On Red Line, Berwyn Stop Closes For Renovation

CHICAGO (CBS) — One more station has closed and another is reopening after getting a face-lift on the CTA’s Red Line. The Argyle station reopened at 10 p.m. Friday, and is the fourth to reopen […]

CBS Chicago–10/06/2012

A CTA Red Line train sits at the Granville station, after one car of the train improperly switched to the wrong track, leading to major delays on the Red Line on Oct. 1, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Red Line Service Resumes After Switching Problem

A rail switching error led to major delays on the CTA’s Red Line in the Edgewater neighborhood on Monday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2012

CTA RED LINE

Loyola Student Electrocuted By Third Rail On Red Line

A Loyola University senior is dead, after falling onto the electrified third rail on the CTA Red Line tracks early Saturday.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

CTA RED LINE

CTA Seeks Artists To Enhance Red Line Stops

The Chicago Transit Authority has launched a search for artists who will spruce up and bring some expression to seven Red Line stops along the north lakefront.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

CTA RED LINE

CTA Picks Contract For Red Line Work; 30 Percent To Go To Minority, Women-Owned Firms

The Chicago Transit Authority has selected a contractor to handle the massive rehabilitation project for the South Red Line, and the firm will subcontract about 30 percent of the work to minority- and women-owned businesses.

09/12/2012

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Suspects Sought In Red Line Robberies On South Side

Police are searching for two young men who have robbed Red Line train commuters at gunpoint on the South Side.

09/09/2012

Red Line Train

Argyle Red Line Station Closing For 6 Weeks On Friday

The North Side’s Argyle Red Line stop will close for up to six weeks starting Friday as crews work on long overdue repairs to the century-old station.

08/21/2012

Red Line Train

Thorndale Red Line Stop To Close For Renovations

The Chicago Transit Authority is set to close the Thorndale Red Line ‘L’ station Friday night, as part of its program to give facelifts to seven stops along the North Side leg of the line.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Hiring Bus Drivers For Shuttles During Red Line Reconstruction

If you’re looking for work, there may be an opportunity Monday for you to become a bus driver.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Red Line Trains Temporarily Diverted To Elevated Tracks

Red Line L trains were temporarily rerouted Saturday evening on the elevated tracks due to “fire department activity,” according to a statement from the Chicago Transit Authority.

07/28/2012

Much of the steel track, wooden rail ties, and ballast -- stones used to hold the rails and ties firmly in place -- are badly deteriorated along the Dan Ryan branch of the CTA Red Line, after 43 years of use. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Going All Out To Ensure South Side Residents Get Work On Red Line Rebuild

The Chicago Transit Authority is taking extraordinary steps to make sure that South Side residents have a good shot at the jobs to be created the Red Line’s tracks are rebuilt through that area.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

Mob Attack Suspects

Boy, 15, Arrested In June Mob Attack On CTA Red Line

An arrest has been made in connection with a mob attack last month on a CTA Red Line train downtown.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

CTA RED LINE

Woman Injured After Falling On Third Rail At Howard ‘L’ Terminal

A woman fell and touched the electrified third rail at the Howard CTA Red Line terminal Sunday night.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

CTA RED LINE

CTA, Mayor’s Office: Local Community Will Work On 95th Street Red Line Station Rehab

The Emanuel Administration says the $20 million project to rebuild and expand the CTA Red Line’s 95th Street station will have local community participation from beginning to end.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

CTA RED LINE

Report: CTA Red Line Targeted Most By Criminals

Passengers on the CTA Red Line may want to be more alert, as new research says it’s the line most targeted by criminals.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2012

Much of the steel track, wooden rail ties, and ballast -- stones used to hold the rails and ties firmly in place -- are badly deteriorated along the Dan Ryan branch of the CTA Red Line, after 43 years of use. (Credit: CBS)

Commuters Give CTA Earful About South Red Line Closure

About 50 people filed into the South Shore Cultural Center Monday to sound off on the Chicago Transit Authority’s plan to shut down the south branch of the Red Line for five months next spring.

06/18/2012

Much of the steel track, wooden rail ties, and ballast -- stones used to hold the rails and ties firmly in place -- are badly deteriorated along the Dan Ryan branch of the CTA Red Line, after 43 years of use. (Credit: CBS)

Public Meeting Planned On Dan Ryan Red Line Rehab

The Chicago Transit Authority on Monday night will hold the first in a series of public meetings about a bold plan to rebuild part of the CTA Red Line in a matter of months.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

A surveillance camera at a CTA train station. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Boss: Surveillance Cameras Could Help Deter Mob Attacks

The head of the Chicago Transit Authority said he hopes surveillance cameras aboard CTA trains and at CTA stations will act as a deterrent to more mob attacks like the ones that occurred this past weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2012

CTA turnstiles

CTA To Hold Hearings On Red Line Shutdown Plan

CTA officials have been working hard behind the scenes to have some answers to placate South Side Red Line riders when two public hearings take place next week on the reconstruction project, and its scheduled five month shutdown.

06/13/2012

Mob Attack Suspects

Surveillance Pictures Released In Mob Attack On CTA Red Line

Chicago Police hope surveillance pictures help lead them to one of three weekend mob attacks on people downtown.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

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