Slow zone work again shuts stations on the Blue Line between Clark/Lake and UIC/Halsted. Shuttle buses will replace rail service at those stations.
And again this weekend, the east platform of the Red and Brown Lines at Fullerton and Belmont will close as workers try to finish stuff there. Last weekend I saw they were working on the canopy extensions.
Also, regarding the new stationhouses at both Fullerton and Belmont, I learned that they will not be the traditional “house” — that is, having four walls and a roof. Here’s what the CTA had to say about me:
“The Belmont and Fullerton stations were designed with an open-plaza concept. Community meetings were held with members of the community and business owners around both stations to discuss all aspects of the project – including station design. In the final design, the sides of the station will be enclosed by galvanized steel frames with glass panels. The track deck will cover the roof of the entry, in addition to a roof over the top of the fareboxes and turnstiles.”
Boarding changed at Sheridan. Also this weekend Red Lines trains will board on the outer, Purple Line tracks at Sheridan. There was some grousing yesterday in comments about the progress of slow zone repairs north of Addison. Well folks, the reason for the boarding change at Sheridan is so workers can focus on fixing slow zones on the Red Line tracks