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Work Continues on the Blue Line

By Tim State in News on Jul 18, 2009 6:00PM

Service on the Blue Line has been suspended until Monday between the Western/Milwaukee station and downtown’s Washington stop. Shuttles are running to move passengers until Monday at 4 a.m. when the route will open again.

Bus shuttles will operate as a substitute for rail service making stops at Western/Milwaukee, Damen, Division, Chicago, Grand, adjacent to Clark/Lake (southbound buses on Clark and northbound buses on LaSalle), Washington, Monroe and Jackson, according to a release from the CTA.

Repair work is being done to the tracks to repair the slow zones, replacing wood ties with concrete ties. Recently, the CTA received stimulus funds to repair approximately seven miles of slow zones left on the Blue Line. [WBBM]