A Thanksgiving blessing: Four tracks rule at Fullerton
Mayor Daley's City Hall is known for issuing press releases with bad news late on Friday afternoons. So it was odd to see the CTA issue its own press release late Friday announcing great news -- the end of three-tracking at Fullerton.
Of course, the CTA has told us all along the Fullerton project would end before Thanksgiving. So it's not really "news" But great news it is for CTA rail riders in the heavily traveled Fullerton to Belmont corridor.
Track 1 being open now at Fullerton should open things up a bit between Belmont and Fullerton. But don't expect miracles. The same number of trains will run until Track 1 is open at Belmont, sometime before the end of the year.
Till then, we give thanks for the end of three-tracking at Fullerton.