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Huberman To CTA Construction Crews: Git 'Er Done

By Amy Mikel in News on Jul 23, 2008 8:22PM

Construction work on the Blue Line tracks between the Rosemont station and O’Hare is wrapping up four days early, with CTA service expected to be restored tomorrow morning at 3 a.m. Repairs to deteriorating rails, tie plates and spikes will eliminate the 15 m.p.h. slow zones on that particular stretch of track, now giving trains the capacity to travel at speeds up to 55 m.p.h.

“With the completion of this work, we now have reduced the number of slow zones on the CTA system to just over 11 percent, down from a high of 22.5 percent last Fall,” said CTA President Ron Huberman.

Huberman also says he hopes to further reduce slow zone portions of CTA tracks to fewer than 7 percent by late August.