CTA Brown Line rerouted this weekend as Ravenswood Connector project continues

SHARE CTA Brown Line rerouted this weekend as Ravenswood Connector project continues

Trains on a portion of the CTA Brown Line will be rerouted to the Red Line subway this weekend as crews continue track work on a $90 million rehabilitation project.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Brown Line trains in both directions between Armitage and the Loop will be rerouted to the subway, and will stop at all stations between North/Clybourn and Roosevelt, according to a CTA service alert.

Brown Line trains will operate normally between Kimball and Fullerton, the CTA said. Normal service will resume at 4 a.m. Monday.

The closure will allow crews to work on the $90 million Ravenswood Connector Rehabilitation Project, which aims to improve service for 40,000 riders of the Brown and Purple Express lines, according to the transit agency.

During the reroute, a free shuttle bus will operate in both directions between Fullerton and Clark/Lake to provide service to the Armitage, Sedgwick, Chicago and Merchandise Mart stations, the CTA said.

A shuttle train will also be in place around the Loop to connect riders to trains in the subway and shuttle buses.

The same reroutes will be in effect next weekend, with six additional weekends to be announced through the summer.

The Latest
“Because of the marketing and advertising of these kinds weapons, our lives will not be the same,” said Lorena Rebollar Sedano, who was shot in the foot and is one of those who filed suit Wednesday.
The Twins move into a second-place tie with the Sox in the AL Central.
Wesneski held the Phillies to one run in five-plus innings.
Soderblom, the Hawks’ top prospect goalie, worked on his lateral quickness over the summer and showed it off while saving 31 of 33 shots Wednesday.
The rapper was in Chicago last month for a set at Riot Fest.