CTA Pink Line service suspended between Polk, Loop due to signal problems

BySun-Times Media Wire
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

CHICAGO -- Train service on the CTA's Pink Line remains suspended Tuesday morning between Polk and the Loop due to signal problems.

As of about 6:50 a.m., trains were operating about every 15 minutes between the 54th/Cermak and Polk stations, but then being rerouted to Racine on the Blue Line for connecting service to and from downtown, according to the CTA. The signal problems were first reported shortly after 7 p.m. Monday.

For service to downtown from Pink Line stations between 54th/Cermak and Polk, the CTA urges customers to "take a Pink Line train toward the Loop and stay on board until the train reaches Racine on the Blue Line, where they can transfer to continuing Blue Line service into downtown."

For service from downtown to Pink Line stations between Polk and 54th/Cermak, customers are directed to "take a Blue Line train toward Forest Park to Racine and transfer to a Pink Line train toward 54th/Cermak."

The CTA also recommended using the Nos. 9, 21, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54, 60, 82, 94 and 157 bus routes as alternatives, or the Blue Line's Forest Park branch. Customers were urged to allow for extra travel time as the agency works to "restore service as quickly as possible."

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2016.)