Loop track project closes Wells, Van Buren legs; track work limits service at 5 North Red stops

CTA rail improvements will affect service on four of the eight lines this weekend.

The Loop Track Renewal project picks up where it left off two weeks ago:

  • The Wells and Van Buren legs of Loop "L" will be closed.
  • The Brown and Orange Lines will be operate as one route between Kimball and Midway via the Lake and Wabash sides of Loop.
  • Pink Line service will operate between 54th/Cermak and Roosevelt via Lake and Wabash sides of Loop.
  • The Green Line is unaffected.
  • Reroutes start at 10 pm Friday through 4 am Monday.

Viaduct work and track replacement will limit service at five Red Line north stations from 10 pm Friday to 4 am Monday. And it's a little complicated, so bear with us here. Here's how the CTA describes the service changes:

  • Howard-bound trains will not stop at Bryn Mawr, Thorndale, Loyola, Morse, or Jarvis stations.
  • A shuttle train will operate between Berwyn and Thorndale.
  • For service to Loyola, Morse, or Jarvis stations, take a Howard-bound (northbound) train to Howard and transfer to a 95th-bound train.
  • For service to Bryn Mawr or Thorndale stations, transfer at Berwyn to the shuttle train.
  • For service from Bryn Mawr, Thorndale, Loyola, Morse, or Jarvis stations, take a 95th-bound train to Berwyn and transfer to a Howard-bound train.

Got it? Good luck. And allow extra travel time, of course.

 

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