March 30, 2014 |
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.
July 10, 2013 |
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...
May 22, 2013 |
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.
January 17, 2012 |
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...
April 23, 2013 |
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.
April 9, 2014 |
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.