After some readers wrote that they noticed a Red Line train bypassed the Jarvis station southbound every morning, I made an inquiry about it.
I learned that there is one Red Line train operating at 8:20 a.m. out of Howard that runs express to Addison. The train operates on the Purple Line track and makes no Red Line stops till Addison -- not even Sheridan.
"This train was added to prevent overcrowding further down the line," said a CTA spokesperson. "The CTA's Planning and Operations departments are testing it and
evaluating its effectiveness."
Well, I'm thinking those trying to get to work or school after 8:20 boarding north of Addison don't think it's very effective.
But what about you folks at Addison and south? Have you boarded this train? Ever wonder why it's empty when it gets to Addison? Well, now you know.