Brown Line trains to use Red Line subway tracks starting Friday night

SHARE Brown Line trains to use Red Line subway tracks starting Friday night
SHARE Brown Line trains to use Red Line subway tracks starting Friday night

CTA Brown Line riders will be going underground this weekend as the CTA initiates reroutes as part of the ongoing Ravenswood Connector Rehabilitation Project. Passengers will have to take shuttle buses if their stations are bypassed.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday and lasting until 4 a.m. Monday, Brown Line trains between Armitage and the Loop will be rerouted to the Red Line subway, according to a statement from the CTA.

The last Loop-bound Brown Line train on elevated tracks will depart the Fullerton station at 7:20 p.m. Friday, and the first Brown Line train to use the subway will depart Fullerton at 7:29 p.m.

In addition, the last train from Washington/Wells for the above-ground trip will leave at 7:35 p.m., and the first Kimball-bound train to use the subway will leave Roosevelt at 7:57 p.m.

In both directions between Fullerton and Clark/Lake, free shuttle buses will also be available to customers who wish to board or exit from Armitage, Sedgwick, Chicago and Merchandize Mart Brown Line stations. Buses will make stops at or near affected stations all weekend.

Customers will be able to ride normally on the Brown Line between Kimball and Fullerton.

The Ravenswood Connector project will require three more weekend-only reroutes in the fall of 2015. The next reroute is scheduled for Aug. 21-24.

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