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South Branch Of The Red Line Is Back!

Posted 10.21.2013 | Chicago

Updated story After five months of demolition and rebuilding, the south branch of the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line is back in business as o...

CTA Commuters Get First Weekday Test Of Red Line Shutdown

Posted 05.20.2013 | Chicago

The CTA's five-month-long shutdown of service on the Red Line between the 95h Street/Dan Ryan and Cermak/Chinatown stations got its first rush hour co...

CTA Red Line's Southern Branch Shutdown Begins

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2013 | Chicago

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, May 18 (Reuters) - Chicago will shut down part of its "L" elevated rail system's busiest line for five mon...

A Red Line South Branch Shutdown Survival Guide

Posted 05.17.2013 | Chicago

The day is almost here. The five-month-long shutdown of the Red Line's southern branch starts Sunday, at which point service between the 95th Stree...

Service Restored After CTA Red Line Derails Near Armitage

Posted 05.09.2013 | Chicago

Updated story A train on Chicago's CTA Red Line derailed late Thursday morning, causing widespread delays and service interruptions. According t...

Red Line Reconstruction: A Model for Minority Inclusion

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 06.29.2013 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

The right skills and preparation mixed with a commitment to diversity from those who issue government contracts, plus key community partnerships, makes a good formula for access, opportunity and community investment.

PHOTOS: New CTA Rail Cars Hit The Red Line

Posted 11.13.2012 | Chicago

Love them or hate them, the CTA's new "5000-style" rail cars are reportedly here to stay and, on Monday, they made their debut on the agency's busiest...

CTA To Close Red Line's South Side Branch for 5 Months

Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority announced Monday that its entire South Side Red Line branch -- from the Cermak-Chinatown 22nd Street station to the 95th...

Matt Sledge

Chicago Infrastructure Trust Passes But Unanswered Question Remains: Who Benefits? | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.24.2012 | Chicago

Before a proposal to create a Chicago Infrastructure Trust passed Tuesday, debate hinged on one question that critics say is still unanswered: whether...

Teen Stabbed During CTA Red Line Altercation

Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

A teenage girl was listed in good condition Thursday after being stabbed in the shoulder on the CTA Red Line as the train approached the Sox-35th stop...

CTA Plans To Add New South Side Red Line Stops

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For years, Chicagoans have been vocal about their desire for expanded CTA service--and Red Line users on the South Side just might get it soon enough....

CTA To Test New York-Style L Trains On Red Line

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The CTA will roll out new, New York-style L cars on the Red Line next week. The transit agency is testing 10 prototype cars with more aisle-facing se...

Doors On CTA Red Line Train Didn't Close: Passengers

Chicago Sun-Times | MARY WISNIEWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Passengers on a crowded northbound Red Line train say they got an unwanted thrill ride early Sunday morning -- a door was stuck open from Addison to S...

CTA Union Leader Calls For Return Of Train Conductors: 'We've Dodged A Bullet'

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The CTA should bring back conductors on Red Line trains as a safety measure or remove all trains from service for inspections until the problem of ope...

CTA Votes To Extend L Lines

Chicago Sun-Times | MARY WISNIEWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority board voted today to accept proposals to extend the Red, Yellow and Orange lines on the L system. ...

CTA Wants To Extend Red Line Route

Chicago Public Radio | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority is recommending an extension of its Red Line. But it will be a long time before that el track is constructed, even if th...

CTA Mum on New Polk Street Red Line Entrance

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

The recommissioned Polk Street entrance is a wonderful new convenience for South Loop transit riders. Too bad the CTA doesn't feel like telling them about it.

CTA Motorman Praises Sox En Route To Wrigley

CTA Tattler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Baseball fever, of a sort, as overheard by the CTA Tattler: We're on the Red Line heading north into Addison, about 30 minutes before the start of th...