Four track is back at Fullerton -- at least for a little while
The CTA on Friday put the new track No. 3 into service at the Fullerton El station -- the northbound track now to be used exclusively by the Red Line.
The CTA will use all four tracks at Fullerton for at least a few weeks while they finish the new track at Belmont. Then the focus will shift to the southbound side of Belmont and Fullerton.
But for now, Red, Brown and Purple trains may run a tad faster through Fullerton -- until they bunch up again waiting to use the single track at Belmont. Three tracking started on April 2, 2007. I was one of many warning of "three-track hell," but frankly, it hasn't been all that bad.
And while I'm on the subject of three-tracking, I must give kudos to all the men and women working on this project -- especially those who are outside in this horrid weather of late. Thanks for your efforts!