Wells Street Bridge closing means CTA changes

CTA train service to Chicago’s Loop will be disrupted again, as the Wells Street Bridge gets shut down for the second time.

The bridge will be closed off to rail traffic for nine days, starting late Friday night.

Service changes will affect up to 77,000 passengers a day.

Purple Line Express service will be suspended for all nine days.

On weekdays, one third of Brown Line trains, going to the Loop, will end at the Merchandise Mart.

The other trains will be rerouted onto the Red line and go as far as Roosevelt.

After 8pm, Brown Line trains headed into the Loop will end at Chicago/Franklin.

Normal train schedules are scheduled to resume Monday, May 6.

But the bottom deck of the bridge will remain closed for cars until November.

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