Work continues this weekend on the new traction power substation at Farwell and Glenwood. This weekend, Red Line trains heading south to 95th Street will bypass the Jarvis, Morse and Loyola stations. This will take place from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 29th, to 2:00 a.m. Monday, March 31st.
If you wish to travel south from these stations, take a Howard-bound train to Howard and transfer to a 95th Street-bound train. If you wish to travel to these stations from Howard, take a 95th Street-bound train to Thorndale and transfer to a Howard-bound train.
In addition, the following street and parking restrictions will be enforced from 9:00 p.m. Friday, March 28th, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 31st:
• Farwell will be closed from southbound Glenwood (west of the tracks) to Wayne.
• Northbound Glenwood (east of the tracks) will be closed from Farwell to Morse.
• Parking will be prohibited on both sides of Farwell from Glenwood to Wayne.
• Parking will be prohibited on northbound Glenwood from Farwell to Morse.
Finally, construction noise, including the sounding of horns, will take place periodically throughout the weekend in the vicinity of Farwell and Glenwood.
The work is taking place this weekend to minimize disruption to rush hour commuters during the weekday.
The new substation is designed to boost the electrical power on the tracks, which will help increase train speed and service reliability and reduce “slow zones” on the far north Red Line. The CTA tells me all the major construction work on the project should be completed by the end of June.
For more information on the substation project, CLICK HERE.
As always, if major changes in the work plan or schedule occur, I will let you know immediately through my electronic newsletter and postings on my Facebook page.
If you have any questions, please contact my office at firstname.lastname@example.org or the CTA directly through Jeff Wilson, the CTA’s Government and Community Relations Officer, email@example.com.