Red Line riders prepare as major construction project begins

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CTA President Forrest Claypool says there is no “sugarcoating” the inconveniences that the Red Line reconstruction project will cause over the course of the next five months.

Construction crews are tearing out and rebuilding the well-worn tracks on the Red Line’s South Side route and improving eight of the route’s nine stations. The ninth station, at 95th Street, is set for a complete overhaul and expansion starting in 2014. Riders are promised a smoother, faster ride toward downtown when the work is finished.

On Sunday, the first day of the project, riders had plenty to say about it.

WGN’s Randi Belisomo has more.

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