Flooding shuts Pink Line between Pulaski and 54th/Cermak

Due to flooding underneath a viaduct on 47th at Kilbourn, Pink Line service has been temporarily suspended between the Pulaski and the 54th/Cermak


A bus shuttle is operating between Pulaski and 54th Cermak in place of rail service and will make stops at Kostner, Cicero and 54th/Cermak. 
Customers also can board the #21 Cermak buses to Pulaski and board Pink Line trains to complete their trip to the


Pink Line trains are operating between Pulaski and downtown. 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

— Copied from the CTA press release. Tribune Breaking News Story here.


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  • Someday, someone will have to explain to me how a flooded viaduct located four miles away from the Pink Line can cause such an interruption in service. To be honest, I've never taken the Pink Line that far west, but it still doesn't make much sense to me.

  • The way they wrote it makes no sense. The Pink Line that far west is running at ground level, like the Brown Line does at its western end, so it would be impacted by flooding. There is a viaduct near Cermak between S Kilbourn and S 47th Ave that the Pink Line crosses, so presumably this is what flooded.

  • Ohh, between 47th Avenue and Kilbourn. I thought that the viaduct in question was at 47th Street and Kilbourn. Well, that makes a lot more sense.

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