Posts in category "CTA service changes"

How to get to Lollapalooza 2014 via CTA

With more than 90,000 per day descending on Lollapaloooza 2014 this weekend, the CTA and other mass transit options are definite;y your best bet. The CTA is extending rail line service to accommodate late Lolla-goers. Blue Line Friday: longer trains will operate to downtown until 11 p.m. Between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. trains will... Read more »

CTA service for Chicago Marathon with viewing areas

The CTA will provide extensive bus and rail service for all participants and spectators heading to the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 13.  The marathon begins at 7:15 a.m. for wheelchair participants and 7:30 a.m. for runners; all will start the race just north of Jackson on Columbus Drive with the... Read more »

CTA changes tune quickly, provides bus service to new Wal-Mart

Under fire from Mayor Emanuel, the CTA acted quickly today to expand bus service in the Pullman neighborhood tomorrow to coincide with Wednesday’s opening of a new Wal-Mart store at 10900 S. Doty Avenue. The #111A Pullman bus shuttle will run every 20 minutes on weekdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.... Read more »

Say farewell Thursday to CTA's oldest rail cars with "blinker" doors

With mixed emotions we will say good-bye Thursday to the Budd 2200 series rail cars – the oldest cars in the fleet with the “blinker” doors previously in use on the CTA Blue Line. You know, the ones that are hard to get in and out of – and the only cars that will not... Read more »

Headed to Lollapalooza? Take the CTA for one less hassle

If you’re going to Lollapalooza this weekend, the CTA really is your best best for getting there without the hassles of crowded highways, streets and parking garages. Of course, the trains and buses will be crowded, but that’s half the fun – enjoying the camaraderie with your fellow Lolla fans. And the CTA tries to... Read more »

Kimball Brown Line station to close this month for 9 days of track, rail repairs

Kimball Brown Line station to close this month for 9 days of track, rail repairs
Kimball Brown Line station users got just over a week’s notice today that their station will close for nine days beginning July 13 to replace 50-year-old track and rail components. First, 33rd Ward residents were surprised to get an email Tuesday from their now-retiring Alderman Richard Mell about the sudden closure. Then the CTA issued... Read more »

Going to Blackhawks parade, rally via CTA? Stick to trains

With 30 bus routes adversely affected by the Chicago Blackhawks victory parade and rally, the best best way to get around Friday will be via CTA train. CTA’s Red and Blue subway lines and Brown, Green, Pink and Orange elevated lines are your best bet for fans heading downtown for either the parade or rally... Read more »

CTA news bites: Free transfers between Lake and Washington stations

Here are some CTA stories in the news recently: Free transfers between Lake and Washington stations. In conjunction with the shutdown of the Red Line south for track reconstruction, the CTA decided to allow free transfers between Lake and Washington stations on the Red and Blue lines. Transfers are via the Pedway in the lower... Read more »

Farewell for 5 months to Dan Ryan Red Line

All you south Red Line riders: wipe a tear and say a prayer Friday for your last weekday commute as the Dan Ryan branch prepares to close for five months on Sunday. By now I hope you’ve mapped out your alternative commute for Monday. If not, the CTA has plenty of options. And be sure... Read more »

CTA's bus and rail decrowding plan is working

The plan to reduce crowding on buses and trains is working, according to a first quarter “report card” issued today by the CTA. The CTA’s decrowding plan reduced overcrowding on many bus routes by 28 percent in the first quarter of 2013 when compared to the first quarter of 2012. On CTA’s rail lines, overcrowding... Read more »