Orange Line riders should see their commuting times improve, now that the CTA has finished slow-zone repairs on the crucial rail link to Midway Airport.
collaboratively with the system manufacturer to test and implement the
necessary short-term solution, Orange Line service is being restored to
normal operation two-weeks ahead of schedule," said CTA President
Richard Rodriguez in a statement.
While performing inspections last April, the CTA discovered a
potential defect in a component of the Orange Line's signal system.
Under certain circumstances the defect could have potentially resulted
in a rail operator not being properly alerted to a train ahead via their
in-cab signal system. There have been no malfunctions with the signal
The CTA said the slow zones three minutes to travel times between Roosevelt and Midway. My sources said it was more than that. But the good news is the repairs are done and everything should be back to normal now.
Red, Purple Line "scoping" meetings this week. Don't forget about the four meetings this week to kick off the first phase of the environmental study of the Red and
Purple Modernization Project. More details here.