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Forest Park Branch Rebuild

Commuters Take Action accuses CTA of “lies” about restoring Blue Line to pre-Forest Park Rebuild service levels

The agency promised last month "we will add back rail service to [spring 2023] scheduled service" in mid-November but the advocacy group says that's not happening.

November 10, 2023

Phase 1 of Forest Park Branch Rehab will be mostly complete on 10/8. CTAction sees some issues with the plan.

The transit advocacy group has questions about post-project train frequency, ADA access during a coming weekend shutdown, and missing Train Tracker coverage.

September 25, 2023

Has the Forest Park Rebuild been going smoothly or have there been snags? CTA, CTAction have different POVs.

On the bright side, yesterday's reopening of the Clinton and UIC-Halsted stations seemed to go with no major snafus.

August 22, 2023

Blue Line service changes for Part B of the Forest Park Branch rehab – work between IMD and UIC/Halsted – start Monday

But Citizens Take Action says they still want more transparency about how the associated schedule changes are affecting commuters

August 16, 2023

Advocates praise the CTA’s plan to upgrade its Forest Park Branch, want more details on how the ‘L’ overhaul will work

The advocates say the agency should provide more info on the schedules of the bus shuttles that will replace trains during track closures, and want to know how the upcoming work will affect service on the rest of the Blue Line.

June 29, 2023