Prepare For Delays: South Branch Of Red Line Will Shut Down For Five Months In 2013
If you live on the South side and rely on the Red Line for transit, today's announcement by the Chicago Transit Authority that the entire South branch of the Red Line—from Cermak/Chinatown all the way to 95th Street—will be shut down for five months next year so a complete overhaul of the line can be completed will leave you shaking your head in either frustration or apathy.
CTA spokesman Brian Steele admitted this decision will "obviously create significant impacts for commuters." . . .
Given that 50,000 people on the South side rely on the Red Line to get them where they're going on a daily basis, . . .