Red Line

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.


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.



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.


One car of a CTA Red Line train derailed near the Armitage station on May 9, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Service Resumes After Red Line Train Derails Near Armitage

The Red Line and Brown Line resumed service on Thursday afternoon after a train car derailed on the North Side, creating a commuter nightmare for riders trying to get downtown.


A CTA train. (CBS)

Red Line Riders Get Set For 5-Month Construction Project: ‘It’s Going To Be Crazy’

One set of CTA ‘L’ riders waved construction hassles goodbye Monday as another braced for the May 19 start of one of the largest reconstruction projects in CTA history.


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Teen Arrested For Molesting Girls On Red Line Train

Police have arrested a teenager suspected of molesting underage girls on a CTA Red Line train last month.


CTA train. (CBS)

Suspicious Package Reported At Thorndale Red Line Station

The Chicago Police Bomb and Arson determined early Friday that a “suspicious” package left at a North Side CTA station was not, in fact, a threat.


Red Line Train

Massive Red Line Project Begins In A Month

The countdown is on: In just about a month, the CTA will begin the Red Line reconstruction project.


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Teen Gets 32 Years For iPhone Murder At CTA ‘L’ Station

A teen was sentenced to 32 years in prison Friday after admitting he pushed a woman to her death on a CTA staircase after stealing another commuter’s iPhone, the Sun-Times is reporting.


CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Plans To Upgrade Wireless Service On Trains

The CTA says it plans to upgrade its wireless network so passengers can use their cell phones even in its subways and going through tunnels.


A CTA train. (CBS)

Green Line Ashland/63rd Branch To Shut Down For Weekend Work

Preparation for spring construction on the CTA’s Red Line will lead to the shutdown of weekend service on the Ashland/63rd branch of the Green Line for three consecutive weekends beginning at 10 p.m. Friday.



Man Stabbed On CTA Red Line Platform

Charges were pending Tuesday morning against a 33-year-old man who suspected of stabbing another man during an altercation at a CTA Red Line station on the Near North Side Monday night.


Cameron Griggs (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged In Attack On Red Line Train

Cameron Griggs, 19, allegedly was with four other males who attacked two females and a male on a Red Line train at 15 W. 69th St.


A CTA train. (CBS)

Man Killed After Being Pinned Under Train At South Side Red Line Station

Most of the CTA’s Red Line trains were suspended for about two hours on the South Side Thursday night because a man was killed by a train, authorities said.


(Credit: CBS)

Man Grabs Teenage Girl Going To School On Red Line

Police are looking for a man who grabbed a girl in a sexual manner as she exited a Red Line train on her way to school Monday morning in the Loop.


Surveillance photos of a man suspected of trying to sexually assault a 22-year-old woman on Feb. 24, 2013, after she got off a Red Line train at the Garfield station. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police Seek Man Who Tried To Rape Woman Near Garfield Red Line Stop

Police are asking for help finding the man suspected of trying to rape a woman after she got off a CTA Red Line train on the South Side last month.


Brown Line, Wells Street Bridge

Bridge Work To Make Commute A Headache For Brown, Purple Line Riders

This morning’s commute might be a big hassle for thousands who depend on the CTA’s Brown and Purple lines.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2013

Brown Line Train

Brown Line Service Disrupted During Wells Street Bridge Construction

Attention Brown and Red Line CTA riders: Your commute is about to change in a major way.


Red Line Train

CTA Offering Free Rides To Commuters Inconvenienced By Red Line Overhaul

The CTA has set May 19 as the date it will shut down the south branch of the Red Line, between Roosevelt and 95th. But it is hoping to keep riders by offering many of them free rides.