Sox Fans, Beware: Red Line Revamp Begins May 19, Closing Sox-35th Stop

By Kyla Gardner on May 10, 2013 5:12pm 

 The Sox-35th Red Line station will close for five months beginning May 19 as part of the Red Line South construction project.
The Sox-35th Red Line station will close for five months beginning May 19 as part of the Red Line South construction project.
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CHICAGO — This weekend is the last time this season White Sox fans will be able to use the CTA's Sox-35th station on the Red Line to go to U.S. Cellular Field.

Starting May 19, that station, along with all Red Line stations between Cermak-Chinatown and 95th, will be closed for five months for a $425 million reconstruction of the line.

Red Line trains coming from the North Side will run along Green Line tracks beginning at Roosevelt, making the Green Line's 35th-Bronzeville-IIT station an option for Sox fans who don't mind walking the additional quarter mile to the park.

For South Siders, free shuttle buses will provide service from the 69th, 79th, 87th and 95th/Dan Ryan stations on the Red Line to the Garfield Green Line station.

Red Line trains will continue to run 24 hours a day.

Fans can use the "Red Line South Reroute Trip Planner" to find directions during construction.

The Red Line South reconstruction project aims to cut travel time, improve stations and provide more reliable service, according to the CTA.

The Sox play the Los Angeles Angels at 7:10 p.m. Friday, 6:10 p.m. Saturday and 7:05 p.m. Sunday, their last home series before construction begins.

Red Line south construction is expected to end Oct. 19.

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