November 29, 2012 |
A CTA rider looked like he had gotten his foot stuck in between the train and the platform at the Jackson station in the Loop. Another rider stopped to help the man and then got on the train--without his wallet. The man's foot was never stuck, police said at a recent press conference where they aired CTA footage of the scam to get riders' wallets. Chicago police say they have identified 165 active pickpockets on the CTA. On Thursday, they provided CTA riders with safety tips for the holidays.
December 17, 2012 |
CTA riders had mixed reactions about their commute Monday, the first workday since the agency's service cuts and additions took effect. Steffany Amacher of Lakeview typically takes the No. 80-Irving Park bus, the Brown Line and the Red Line to the Loop for work in the morning. On Monday, she noticed the Brown Line was less crowded, the Red Line was still crowded and the Irving Park bus had not changed. "On the Brown Line, there weren't seats, but I didn't feel like a sardine in a can. That's a pretty good improvement," said Amacher, 28. "The Red...
May 13, 2013 |
The White Sox are offering a $10 off deal for CTA riders a day after the CTA shuts down the southern portion of the Red Line, including the Sox-35th station. Sox fans can use the "SOXCTA" code to purchase tickets online through Ticketmaster for the Boston Red Sox series May 20-22. The Sox will knock $10 off lower box, outfield reserve and bleacher seats, Sox spokesman Marty Maloney said. The CTA will close the Red Line between Cermak-Chinatown and 95th Street May 19 to Oct. 19 for track overhaul.
June 1, 2012 |
Starting this week, the Red Line may become the "Dread Line" for some North Side riders. On Friday, the CTA will close the Granville stop in Edgewater for up to six weeks as part of its program to rehab seven of the most deplorable stations on the North Side Red Line. Granville is the first of seven stations to close, and the CTA is encouraging riders to use the Thorndale stop, which is less than a half mile away, or the Loyola stop, which is about a half mile away. The station closure will likely bring slower trains.
January 3, 2012 |
If you ride the train Sunday, you'll need a CTA pass but you won't need pants. The annual No Pants Subway Ride kicks off at noon Sunday at 1210 W. Arthur St. The ride, which is scheduled to last three hours, is the same day as New York's annual No Pants Subway Ride, which began 10 years ago as a prank by an improv group. Chicago's event has been held for more than five years. More than 285 people signed up on Facebook to participate, as of Tuesday afternoon. More than 200 CTA riders took the Red Line last year sans pants, according to news reports.
February 18, 2013 |
CTA riders, this is not the way to ring in the new year. Chicago police issued two separate alerts last week warning riders about recent cellphone thefts on the Red and Pink lines. Police said a group of men have been snatching electronic devices from riders on trains and platforms between 55th and 95th Streets on the Red Line since early this year. This weekend, police released a photo of a suspect they say has been using a gun to rob riders of their cellphones on the Pink Line since late last month.