The CTA is resuming its weekend track work to reduce the slow zones on the Purple Line Express. Beginning10:00 this evening (Friday, November 13th) until 4:00 Monday morning, November 16th, northbound Red Line trains to Howard will run express from Berwyn to Howard, bypassing the Rogers Park stations at Loyola, Morse and Jarvis.
Southbound trains will continue to serve all stations throughout the weekend. If you wish to travel north from these stations, take a 95th-bound train to Sheridan and then transfer to a Howard-bound train.
Howard-bound customers who want to exit at the affected stations will need to travel to Howard and transfer to a 95th-bound train.
The work will not affect on-street parking in the area. However, construction noise, including the sounding of horns, will take place periodically throughout the weekend in the work area.
I am told the track work should be completed by the end of this month.
For more information on the Purple Line project, CLICK HERE. And be sure to visit the CTA’s Red Line page for current and upcoming service alerts, or subscribe to planned weekend service changes from CTA Updates to have advance notice of work emailed to you.