Chicago, federal officials announce CTA bypass completion, start of work between Belmont, Addison

1/24/2022 8:00:00 PM

The new bypass is the first new, permanent mainline track to be added to CTA since the Orange Line opened in 1993.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and federal officials announced the completion of the CTA Red- Purple Line bypass project and the start of new work Mon.

The new bypass is the first new, permanent mainline track to be added to CTA since the Orange Line opened in 1993.

The bypass eliminates a 115-year-old rail junction that had become a chokepoint for service across the CTA rail system and will allow CTA to add rail service during busy travel periods and reduce overcrowding and delays, according to officials."Our customers will see a noticeable improvement in CTA service, with increased access to trains, shorter commute times and less crowding on trains and station platforms," CTA President Dorval R. Carter Jr. said.

The North Belmont Red-Purple Reconstruction project will remove a curvature in the tracks between the Belmont and Addison stations, allowing CTA to improve its service throughout the transit system, officials said.

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And the flyover wouldn't have happened if it weren't for the efforts of RahmEmanuel Ditto for the amazingly fast rebuild of the Dan Ryan Red Line branch back circa 2014-15. Rahm got things done! Thanks to our former mayor. Completing the work is one thing. Making it safe enough for people to ride again is a whole different different story.

Still ignoring the weekend carnage. A soulless monster...😝

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SEE MORE: CTA Red-Purple Bypass in service to ease congestion on Red, Purple, Brown Line trains The bypass eliminates a 115-year-old rail junction that had become a chokepoint for service across the CTA rail system and will allow CTA to add rail service during busy travel periods and reduce overcrowding and delays, according to officials.CTA passenger with a gun.CTA unions calling for safer working conditions as they negotiate a new contract .After a bout of snow over the weekend, another round will likely head toward the region in the early hours Monday, with precipitation expected to begin as early as 12 a.

"Our customers will see a noticeable improvement in CTA service, with increased access to trains, shorter commute times and less crowding on trains and station platforms," CTA President Dorval R. Carter Jr.m. said. The Magnificent Mile Association has also been asked to put pressure on Chicago's top federal prosecutor. The North Belmont Red-Purple Reconstruction project will remove a curvature in the tracks between the Belmont and Addison stations, allowing CTA to improve its service throughout the transit system, officials said. He threatened her with a silver handgun and took her money and her cell phone. Beginning February 2022, CTA will demolish, rebuild and realign the 100-year-old Red and Purple Line tracks between the Belmont station and West Cornelia Avenue.

The work is expected to continue through 2025. Advertisement Man found shot on CTA Red Line train: police An 18-year-old man was found shot Monday night on a CTA Red Line train in Chicago. .