Loop track work, Red Line north keep CTA workers up all weekend

Now that the summer festival season is over, the CTA can continue its work this weekend on the Loop "L" track renewal project. And this weekend we'll see the Lake and Wabash sides of the Loop elevated tracks closed for repairs for the first time. Here's the scoop from the CTA website:

  • The service changes will affect the Brown, Green, Orange and Pink line trains. Lake and Wabash legs of Loop ‘L’ will be closed.
  • Brown and Orange lines will be through-routed via Wells and Van Buren sides of Loop. In other words, Brown turns Orange and vice versa when it hits the Loop.
  • Green Line service will operate via Wells and Van Buren sides of Loop.
  • Pink Line service operates between 54th/Cermak and Roosevelt via Wells and Van Buren sides of Loop.
  • The work will start at 10 p.m. Friday and go through 4 a.m. Monday.

On the Red Line this weekend, workers will continue track repair on a long stretch between Granville and Lawrence. As a result, here are the service changes:

  • Southbound trains will not stop at Granville, Bryn Mawr, Berwyn, or Lawrence stations.
  • For service to these stations, take a 95th-bound train to the Wilson station auxiliary platform and transfer to a Howard-bound train boarding on the island platform.
  • For service from these stations, take a Howard-bound train to Loyola and transfer to a 95th-bound train.
  • The work will start at 10 p.m. Friday and go through 4 a.m. Monday.

Wilson and Sheridan Stations:
At Wilson station, board/exit 95th-bound trains on the west auxiliary platform. At Sheridan station, 95th-bound trains will stop at their normal platform, but board/exit trains on the outer tracks instead of the inner tracks.

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