CTA’s Red Line fully reopens after 5 month construction

Trains are running again along the South Branch of the CTA’s Red Line following the completion of a five-month, $475 million dollar reconstruction project

Trains began running from the 95th Street to Chinatown’s Cermak stations beginning at 4am Sunday morning.

Eight stations were renovated and the train tracks were replaced along the entire route.

CTA spokesman Steve Mayberry says riders will notice a much smoother and quicker ride.  Some commuters will save up to twenty minutes on their rides.

Mary Grayson was among the very first riders on the new Red Line Sunday morning.  She says the ride was much quicker and smoother.

The 95th Street Station will be renovated and upgraded next Spring.

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  • Sharon Woods

    Before the red line was shut down for 5 months it took 30 min to get from 79th to Jackson, with all the improvements it took a mere 28 min on the grand re-opening day. Thanks Rahm and Forrest.

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