Brown Line reroute starts Friday night for track work

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Brown Line trains will be rerouted into the Red Line subway this weekend starting Friday night as crews work to remove slow zones.

Starting at 8 p.m., Brown Line trains between Fullerton and downtown will instead use the State Street subway stations between North/Clybourn and Roosevelt, the CTA said.

Trains will operate as usual between Kimball and Fullerton, the CTA said.

Free shuttle buses will operate between Fullerton and Clark/Lake for any passengers trying to use the Armitage, Sedgwick, Chicago and Merchandise Mart stations.

A shuttle train will also operate around the Loop to connect Brown Line subway service to shuttle buses at Clark/Lake, the CTA said.

The reroute will allow crews to do track work as part of the Ravenswood Connector Rehabilitation Project, which will remove slow zones and improve service.

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