Tag: Pink Line

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 »

CTA Pink Line riders get only shot at Holiday Train on Wednesday

A fabulous photo by DePaul Campus Rec via Twitter.
The CTA’s popular Holiday Train will make its only trek on the Pink Line Wednesday. Actually, it will be two round trips starting at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday fro 54th/Cermak station. The Holiday Train will hit the Loop at Clark/Lake at around 3:10 p.m. and then return to 54th/Cermak. The last trip will leave from there... Read more »

Loop track project closes Wells, Van Buren legs; track work limits service at 5 North Red stops

CTA rail improvements will affect service on four of the eight lines this weekend. The Loop Track Renewal project picks up where it left off two weeks ago: The Wells and Van Buren legs of Loop “L” will be closed. The Brown and Orange Lines will be operate as one route between Kimball and Midway... Read more »

Mayor Rahm surprises celler on CTA Pink Line after Morgan Street opening

Mayor Rahm Emanuel rides the Pink Line after presiding over the official opening of the Morgan Street station. Photo by Ben Meyerson for the Chicago Journal.
Here’s another in my periodic series of photos of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel riding the CTA rails. This time he rides the Pink Line from Morgan to Clinton after the press conference announcing the official opening of the Morgan Street Station on the Pink and Green lines. Photographer/reporter Ben Meyerson tweeted that on the ride... Read more »

Weekend Loop track work reroutes Brown, Orange and Pink lines

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The CTA took a two-week break from Loop track renewal work after its first weekend April 20-23. Now it is back at it this weekend, with route changes for the Brown, Pink and Orange lines. Brown and Orange line trains will be through-routed via the LakeĀ  and Wabash sides of the Loop. That means the... Read more »

Morgan Street station taking shape on CTA Green, Pink lines

Following is a guest post by James Connelly. All photos also are by James. The new CTA station at Morgan Street on the Green Line and Pink Line may be new, but it is a rebirth of past Chicago public transportaion history. Recently I had a chance to ride the rails and survey the ongoing... Read more »

Name that station: Dempster-Skokie; Oakton-Skokie; Morgan station monikers now official

The CTA board on Wednesday played the name game in formally deciding on names for two new rail stations under construction, and changing a station’s name in use by the CTA since 1964. The Yellow Line’s Skokie station now will be called Dempster-Skokie to differentiate from the newly christened Oakton-Skokie, scheduled for completion by the... Read more »

No Pink Line trains between 54th/Cermak and Pulaski

Guess why! Shuttle buses are available to provide connecting service through the affected area between Pulaski and 54th/Cermak. Also, consider using the #21 Cermak as an alternate to Pink Line service between Pulaski and 54th/Cermak.

13 buses rerouted due to Wacker Drive construction

Friends and colleagues who use Wacker Drive buses or who commute to West Loop Metra stations have been bitching this week about the headaches and longer commutes caused by the Wacker Drive construction work, which began this week. The Tribune’s Getting Around column explains details of the project. But CTA commuters just need to know... Read more »

CTA news pickup: Convention passes; Pink Line changes Saturday

Here are some news tidbits from the exciting world of the Chicago Transit Authority. Visitor passes for McCormick Place conventioneers. The CTA hopes to raise revenues and ridership with the introduction of the C-Pass — an all-day convention pass for conference attendees. The pass would cost as little a $3 a day, but the catch... Read more »