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Loop CTA Trains Are Going To Be A Bit Weird This Weekend

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Mar 17, 2017 4:03PM

CTA Loop photo via Chicagoist Flickr Pool User Francisco Montes.

The city is two years into its mammoth project to create a new Washington/Wabash "superstation" in the Loop. The next bit of construction will require some track closures, and the city is rerouting Loop trains this weekend—so expect some Orange-Line-trains-on-Brown Line-tracks weirdness.

The current phase of construction is requiring the Department of Transportation to close portions of the Loop's elevated track this weekend, from 2 a.m. Saturday morning, March 18, to 4 a.m. Monday, March 20.

As a result, Orange and Brown Line trains will run as one route between Kimball and Midway, via the Loop's Wells and Van Buren stations. Green Line trains will run between Harlem and 63rd Street stations via the Wells and Van Buren stations as well. And Pink Line trains will run from the 54/Cermak station to the Polk station, then connect to the Racine Blue Line station to allow passengers to transfer to a Blue Line train that will take them to and from downtown.

For customers transferring between the Blue and Red Lines in the Loop, the CTA recommends using the Harold Washington Library station, which connects with the Jackson Red and Blue Line station.

You can read more transit updates on the CTA's website.