It was an approach to begging I had never seen before.
The guy stood in the middle of the Red Line train car, sobbing and crying. "Will anyone please help me get something to eat," he pleaded. Over and over.
I was flabbergasted, not knowing what to think. But he exited the train empty-handed at Belmont.
One woman DID know what to think: "Those were crocodile tears," said the woman who had been sitting right near he was standing.
This weekend's Blue Line service suspension. This week the CTA is moving further north on the Blue Line to work, thus suspending service from Jefferson Park to Cumberland from pm Fiday till 3 am Monday.
No Yellow Line Sunday. Maintenance work and grade crossing repairs will cause service suspension all day Sunday fo Yelloww Line customers. Use the #97 Skokie bus instead.
Tricky boarding late Halloween night at Berwyn. Riders at the Red Line Berwyn stop will not be able to board going northbound tonight from 11 pm till 4 am Saturday morning, due to station renovation work. So be careful otu there, you drunken Halloween partiers!
Typical Loop El work. As usual, the Lake Street and Wabash sides of the Loop elevated tracks will be shut for repairs from 10 pm Friday till 4 am Monday. Details on reroutes of the Brown, Orange, Pink and Green lines here.