Rail service to increase Dec. 29 on Red, Brown and Purple lines
- Purple Line trains to the Loop will increase from every 15 minutes to every 8 minutes in the rush periods.
- Brown Line trains will increase from every 5 minutes to every 4 minutes during the rush periods.
- Red Line frequency will increase in the AM rush from approximately 4 minutes to 3.5 minutes. The PM rush trains will continue to operate at approximately 4 minute intervals.
“Restoring normal Purple Express routing in the Loop allows riders improved rush-hour options,” said CTA President Ron Huberman. “Purple Express trains are a faster option than the Brown Line for customers headed to the Lake and State Street elevated stations, and in the evening rush allows riders headed to the North Side to use either side of the elevated platforms to exit the Loop.”
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