Advertisement
You are here: Home>Collections>Green Line
IN THE NEWS

Green Line

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
March 21, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
A 37-year-old man was beaten to death Saturday at the 43rd Street Green Line station--the first homicide on the CTA in two years, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. The assault Saturday occurred in the 300 block of East 43rd Street in Grand Boulevard, police said. The last homicide on CTA property took place in March 2011, when a 68-year-old woman was allegedly pushed during an iPhone theft at the Fullerton stop on the Red and Brown lines, RedEye determined. Citywide, gunshot homicides occurred in the last week in Auburn Gresham, Gage Park and South Lawndale,...
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
April 10, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
The CTA will close part of the Orange Line for five weekends this spring as it makes structural improvements, the agency said Thursday. Meanwhile, the agency said it will begin work Monday on rehabbing the Harrison Red Line stop on the Near South Side as part of a $92 million project that includes the Orange Line work and the construction of the new Green Line station on Cermak Road. For the Orange Line work, the CTA will suspend rail service between the Roosevelt and Halsted stops for five weekends between mid-April and early June.
Advertisement
NEWS
February 21, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz @tracyswartz and RedEye
Red Line trains will run on Green Line tracks, and CTA riders will be able to ride for free at the Garfield Green Line station, according to the plans the CTA unveiled Thursday for its spring Red Line south shutdown--one of its biggest reconstruction projects ever. As the CTA overhauls track, it will close nine Red Line stations from Cermak-Chinatown to 95th Street from May 19 through Oct. 19. The agency said it will run free shuttle buses to the Garfield Green Line stop from the 95th, 87th, 79th and 69th Street Red Line stations.
NEWS
April 9, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Forget the Green Line. There's a new "L" on the West Side. Event Creative, a Chicago event design and production agency, fashioned an "L" system for a U.S. Travel Association event this week at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios in North Lawndale. More than 20 Event Creative employees worked to handcraft the track and the rail ties. They shaped two 20-foot-long rail cars that were used for a video display of Chicago attractions, said Melissa Kirby, vice president of design and new business for Event Creative.
SPORTS
March 30, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz
When the Sox return to U.S. Cellular Field on Monday for Opening Day, it will also be a homecoming of sorts for the Sox Red Line stop. The CTA shut the Sox-35th station, the closest rail stop to the stadium, for five months last year as part of a $425 million overhaul of nine South Side Red Line stations and accompanying track. The stop was closed from May 19-Oct. 20, weeks after the Sox finished their 2013 season. CTA spokesman Stephen Mayberry said it's impossible to tell how many fans will return to the Sox Red Line stop this season.
NEWS
July 10, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
The CTA has retained about 90 percent of its South Side Red Line riders during the shutdown of the southern section of the Red Line, which began in mid May. These riders have opted to use free shuttle service, Red Line trains rerouted to Green Line tracks, Orange and Green Line trains and bus routes that parallel the Red Line during the construction project, which shuttered nine stations south of Roosevelt Road beginning May 19 and is expected to...
NEWS
May 22, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Police issued a community alert Wednesday warning of cellphone robberies this month near the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stop. Police say two men have been robbing people of their cellphones near the Green Line stop, which has been seeing more traffic since the CTA closed the southern section of the Red Line for five-month track renewal Sunday. The incidents occurred on or near CTA property at about 9:35 a.m., Friday, in the 0-100 block of West 35th Street, and about 3:18 p.m., Monday, in the 3500 block of South State Street.
NEWS
January 17, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz, RedEye
Design work on a new Green Line station at Cermak Road and State Street is set to begin in March, Mayor Emanuel announced Tuesday. Construction on the station is slated to start in February 2013 and last through July 2014. The station, which is expected to cost $50 million, is designed to give easy access to McCormick Place, Emanuel said. As of now, only the No. 3-King Drive, No. 21-Cermak and No. 129-West Loop/South Loop buses stop at McCormick Place. The new Green Line station is expected to have access for people with disabilities and canopy...
NEWS
April 23, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
When Mayor Emanuel officially re-opened the rehabilitated Grand Red Line station last year, he announced plans to begin overhauling a Red Line station, building a new Green Line station and consolidating two stations in the Loop into a superstation within 15 months. Only one of those projects has started. Construction was supposed to begin this month on the Loop station, a merging of the century-old Randolph/Wabash and Madison/Wabash stations, but won't begin until mid-2014, said Pete Scales, a Chicago Department of Transportation spokesman.
NEWS
April 9, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Forget the Green Line. There's a new "L" on the West Side. Event Creative, a Chicago event design and production agency, fashioned an "L" system for a U.S. Travel Association event this week at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios in North Lawndale. More than 20 Event Creative employees worked to handcraft the track and the rail ties. They shaped two 20-foot-long rail cars that were used for a video display of Chicago attractions, said Melissa Kirby, vice president of design and new business for Event Creative.
SPORTS
March 30, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz
When the Sox return to U.S. Cellular Field on Monday for Opening Day, it will also be a homecoming of sorts for the Sox Red Line stop. The CTA shut the Sox-35th station, the closest rail stop to the stadium, for five months last year as part of a $425 million overhaul of nine South Side Red Line stations and accompanying track. The stop was closed from May 19-Oct. 20, weeks after the Sox finished their 2013 season. CTA spokesman Stephen Mayberry said it's impossible to tell how many fans will return to the Sox Red Line stop this season.
NEWS
January 10, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz@TracySwartz and For RedEye
For five months last year, the CTA shut down the southern portion of the Red Line to rip up and replace track. Stations were closed and riders were ferried to the Green Line. This construction was to rid that area of the Red Line, long a magnet for stop-and-go service, of slow zones. When the southern section of the Red Line reopened in October, CTA Chief Infrastructure Officer Chris Bushell told RedEye that portion would require minimal maintenance for 10 years. Less than three months later, the Red Line South has a slow zone.
NEWS
December 2, 2013 | Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
When the CTA contacted Jeremy Capp late last month to ask why he had not yet transitioned to Ventra, the Bucktown resident told the CTA he was not planning to activate his Ventra card until the “last possible second.” Capp said he has had his Ventra card for months but has been waiting to switch from his Chicago Card Plus until Ventra vendor Cubic Transportation Systems worked out the glitches. “I was annoyed that they were making me get a new card when the one I had already did exactly what Ventra was going to...
NEWS
July 15, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Pretty soon the CTA may have to be spelled M-C-A - the acronym for the Museum of Contemporary Art near Water Tower Place. The CTA is adding to its collection of more than 50 pieces of artwork at 40-plus stations. The CTA board on Monday approved a $1.3 million contract for South Side sculptor Theaster Gates to create two art pieces for the 95th Street Red Line station, which will undergo overhaul starting next year. The money will go to design, fabrication and installation of the works ($1 million)
NEWS
July 10, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
The CTA has retained about 90 percent of its South Side Red Line riders during the shutdown of the southern section of the Red Line, which began in mid May. These riders have opted to use free shuttle service, Red Line trains rerouted to Green Line tracks, Orange and Green Line trains and bus routes that parallel the Red Line during the construction project, which shuttered nine stations south of Roosevelt Road beginning May 19 and is expected to...
NEWS
May 22, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Police issued a community alert Wednesday warning of cellphone robberies this month near the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stop. Police say two men have been robbing people of their cellphones near the Green Line stop, which has been seeing more traffic since the CTA closed the southern section of the Red Line for five-month track renewal Sunday. The incidents occurred on or near CTA property at about 9:35 a.m., Friday, in the 0-100 block of West 35th Street, and about 3:18 p.m., Monday, in the 3500 block of South State Street.
NEWS
August 20, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz @tracyswartz and RedEye
Some riders find taking a CTA train just a few stops to work every day a challenge because of slow zones and crowds. Imagine taking the train to 145 stops in one day. Last week, Going Public did just that by completing the "L" Challenge--consecutively visiting all 145 CTA stations by train--in nine hours and 17 minutes. During the trip, which began at the 95th Red Line stop and ended at the 54th/Cermak Pink Line stop, GP swiped her CTA card nine times, ate six protein bars (not on the train)
NEWS
July 15, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Pretty soon the CTA may have to be spelled M-C-A - the acronym for the Museum of Contemporary Art near Water Tower Place. The CTA is adding to its collection of more than 50 pieces of artwork at 40-plus stations. The CTA board on Monday approved a $1.3 million contract for South Side sculptor Theaster Gates to create two art pieces for the 95th Street Red Line station, which will undergo overhaul starting next year. The money will go to design, fabrication and installation of the works ($1 million)
NEWS
April 23, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
When Mayor Emanuel officially re-opened the rehabilitated Grand Red Line station last year, he announced plans to begin overhauling a Red Line station, building a new Green Line station and consolidating two stations in the Loop into a superstation within 15 months. Only one of those projects has started. Construction was supposed to begin this month on the Loop station, a merging of the century-old Randolph/Wabash and Madison/Wabash stations, but won't begin until mid-2014, said Pete Scales, a Chicago Department of Transportation spokesman.
NEWS
March 21, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
A 37-year-old man was beaten to death Saturday at the 43rd Street Green Line station--the first homicide on the CTA in two years, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. The assault Saturday occurred in the 300 block of East 43rd Street in Grand Boulevard, police said. The last homicide on CTA property took place in March 2011, when a 68-year-old woman was allegedly pushed during an iPhone theft at the Fullerton stop on the Red and Brown lines, RedEye determined. Citywide, gunshot homicides occurred in the last week in...
RedEye Chicago Articles
|
|
|