Part of Brown Line to close this weekend on NW Side

SHARE Part of Brown Line to close this weekend on NW Side

Trains will not run between two Northwest Side Brown Line stations over the weeekend because of maintenance work.

Service between the Kimball and Western stations will be suspended from 2 a.m. Saturday until 4 a.m. Monday, according to the CTA. Trains will operate normally between Western and the Loop.

Free bus shuttles will operate as a substitute making stops in both directions at the Western and Kimball stations, according to the statement. Travelers can also take the No. 81 Lawrence bus, which stops on Lawrence at Rockwell, Sacramento and Kedzie.

The CTA advises customers to allow 15-20 minutes of extra travel time when taking the Brown Line over the weekend.

Longer trains will run every 10 minutes for customers heading to the Air & Water Show or the Albany Park World Festival.

The construction project includes replacing deteriorating wooden rail ties, tie plates and other track materials to create a smoother ride, according to the CTA.

The Latest
Shannon Jr. had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 24 Illinois beat Rutgers 76-58 in the Big Ten opener for both schools.
Blake Corum scored twice, tying the school record for touchdown runs with 55, and No. 2 Michigan beat No. 16 Iowa 26-0 on Saturday night.
Thornton’s more experienced guards overwhelmed Kenwood on the way to a 52-45 win at UIC’s Credit Union 1 Arena. The Broncos committed 23 turnovers.
It wasn’t pretty for White and his teammates in the first half on Saturday, but then White remembered that failing to shoot means getting cussed out. And shoot he did, scoring 28 points in the second half.