Why can't Purple Line stop at Sheridan? Carole Brown tells why
Ask Carole, the blog written by CTA Board Chair Carole Brown, was pretty much silent from September through mid-January, when the state Legislature finally coughed up some dough and solved the transit crisis. There were only nine posts in that 20-week span.
And frankly, who can blame her, since there wasn't much good news to talk about.
But there have been three posts since then, and her latest post is a good signal that she's listening to riders and responding.
Her post about three-tracking affecting the southbound commute got questions from riders about why the CTA doesn't stop the Purple Line Express at Sheridan to alleviate overcrowding. To her credit, she answered that question in her next post.
"Only a very, very small portion of the boardings in the AM rush at Belmont and Fullerton (one to two percent) would shift their travel to use the Sheridan stop on the Purple Line--and there would be no significant benefit to customers at the crowded Belmont and Fullerton stations."
The CTA needs to continue that kind of open communication with passengers.
Red Line subway southbound closed this weekend. Slow zone repairs this weekend will force closure of the Red Line subway southbound and send it "over the top" on the Brown Line tracks from 6 am Saturday till 6 pm Sunday. Details at the CTA site.
- Daytime Single Track in Effect on Brown Line This Weekend
- Northbound Red Line Trains Temporarily Reroute at Sheridan