Tag: Green Line

CTA to upgrade track on west end of Green Line starting in March

Green Line riders should see smoother, more reliable commutes upon the completion of the Green Line West Track Renewal Project. The project, set to start in March, will upgrade track infrastructure between the Laramie and Harlem/Lake stations. Details were still being finalized, including how long the project would take. The CTA promises the work will occur on... Read more »

New CTA projects begin Monday - among 8 set for this year

Two of the latest CTA and CDOT construction projects are both slated to begin on Monday. When you add in the next phase of the Blue Line project set to begin in the fall, that’s eight total construction projects this year, either underway, planned or completed. So you can’t say the CTA is just sitting... Read more »

Green Line CTA station opens at Cermak; Blue Line rehab gets more dough

A new station opened Sunday near McCormick Place on the Green Line, and the CTA’s Your New Blue rehab project got $120 million in federal funds on Friday. Yes, it was a busy weekend for CTA watchers. The Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station, which has been under construction for almost two years, fills what was... Read more »

Ashland Green Line artwork shows off vintage look of CTA station

A Chicago artist who features the CTA in much of his work has new pieces mounted on the railings of the Ashland Green Line station for the month of October. Nick Fury uses white-out tape on paper to create his stark, distinctive pieces. For this series, Fury juxtaposes vintage and modern. The station, built in 1892,... Read more »

Emanuel buffs CTA portfolio in advance of re-election bid

Ya know, with all these CTA projects underway or about to start, one might think there was an election looming around the bend. Oh yeah! The election for mayor of Chicago is Feb. 24, 2015. And yes, you gotta hand it to Mayor Emanuel – he’s been delivering on his CTA promises. Here are some... Read more »

CTA enters final stretch of Wells Street Bridge work

Workers finish removing much of the track that's being replaced on Saturday afternoon, many new wooden track ties are in place and prepare to begin installing new track.
CTA workers reportedly are ahead of schedule in replacing the south side of the Wells Street Bridge. Work is supposed to be wrapped up by 4 a.m. next Monday before the morning rush hour. In the meantime, CTA riders will be inconvenienced for at least three more days. Here’s what service to expect on rail... Read more »

Dividend from south Red Line closure: Big Green Line investment

South Side CTA rail commuters not only will enjoy a smoother, faster ride on the Red Line by the end of the year, but they also will get an extra benefit — track and station improvements to the southern Green Line. To prepare for the Green Line to handle the crush of Red Line riders... Read more »

Caterer to offer organic foods, paninis at Roosevelt, Jefferson Park CTA stations

Butterfield Kitchens will soon be offering made-to-order sandwiches in new CTA locations at the Jefferson Park Blue Line station and the Roosevelt station on the Green, Orange and Red lines. The Wilmette-based catering company signed 10-year leases at each location, with the total package worth close to $1 million for the CTA over that time.... Read more »

CTA's Holiday Train debuts on Green, Orange lines this weekend

Santa got very wet last year.
Forgot about those increases in CTA passes for now, because it’s time for the CTA Holiday Train! The popular train decorated to the nines in holiday fare with Santa riding an open sleigh in the middle will leave from Midway on its maiden voyage at 3:07 p.m. Friday. It will pick up the Green Line... Read more »

South Green Line station rehab spurs shuttles; north Red Line work continues

Three Green Line station will get a CTA spruce-up this weekend, spurring service interruptions at Indiana, 47th and 51st street stations. Instead, shuttle buses will replace rail service between the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT and Garfield stations. “Renew Crews” from the CTA’s Station Renewal program will create “a cleaner, brighter and more appealing station that improves the customer... Read more »