As usual, there's lots of track work across the CTA system this weekend. I'm feeling lazy, so here's the CTA press release, and below I do a straight copy-and-paste of pertinent info.
Blue Line Single Track in Effect This Weekend for Slow Zone Work
A single track will be in effect from Grand to Damen from
8 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning on Friday, August 31, Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5. Customers will board and exit trains on the southbound side of the platform.
Red Line Trains to Temporarily Reroute to Elevated Tracks Next Week
Northbound Red Line trains from Cermak/Chinatown to Fullerton that normally operate through the subway will reroute to the elevated tracks from 9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning on Tuesday, September 4 through Friday morning, September 7.
Southbound Red Line Service Temporarily Suspended at Jarvis, Morse and Loyola Stations
Southbound Red Line trains will be temporarily unable to stop at the Jarvis, Morse and Loyola stations from 6 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Saturday, September 1 and again from
10 p.m. each night until 4:30 a.m. the following morning from Tuesday, September 4 until Friday morning, September 7.
Red Line Trains Temporarily Reroute at Belmont
Southbound Red Line trains will operate on the Brown Line tracks at Belmont from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. weekdays—with the exception of Labor Day—beginning Friday, August 31 until the fall. Customers should board on the Brown Line side of the platform at Belmont.
"Chicago Tonight" clip on transit funding
WTTW posted the tape of your own CTA Tattler talking with politicians about the funding crisis and how a fare hike would affect riders. Look for "August 29, 2007 - Will the governor derail the Illinois House proposal to bail out public transit?"
See you in September. And remember, Chicago Public Schools open Tuesday, so trains and buses will be more crowded. Enjoy the holiday weekend.