Posts in category "Your New Blue"

CTA news pickup: O'Hare escalator repair scheduled; art at North-Damen station

Here’s what happened last week on the CTA. O’Hare escalator repair scheduled. The CTA announced that the escalator at the O’Hare Blue Line station should be repaired sometime next year. A Blue Line train jumped the track and went halfway up the escalator in March when the operator nodded off. The cost for repair is... Read more »

CTA's California Blue Line station to close Thursday for 6-week rehab

California Blue Line riders have just over 24 hours to “enjoy” their beloved station before the CTA shuts it down for a six-week rehab project. I use quotes around “enjoy” because the station itself looks every bit of 119 years old – the station was first opened on May 25, 1895. So this rehab is... Read more »

Damen, California CTA Blue Line riders to endure station closures this fall

Improved Western station plaza
Blue Line riders will be “California Dreamin’ ” this fall – dreaming about what the California station will look like on Oct. 16 when it reopens after six weeks of extensive rehab work starting Sept. 4. Damen riders, on the other hand, will have to do more walking on a winter’s day, as their Blue... Read more »

First Blue Line track closures set for this weekend

The first track closures for the Your New Blue track and station improvement program begin this weekend, affecting service between Western and Logan Square. There will be no rail service on the Blue between Western and Logan Square starting at 10 p.m. Friday through 4 a.m. Monday. Free shuttle buses will stop at each station... Read more »