THE LOOP — CTA riders enduring blustering snow may have been grateful — and a little confused — that the heat lamps were still working at their outdoor train platform Monday.
The lamps are advertised to shut off for the spring every March 31, but as of Monday, about half of the city's 150 outdoor train platforms still had working lamps, CTA officials said.
That's because the lamps aren't deactivated all at once, but are treated by an electrician one-by-one through a "two-week process," according to CTA spokesman Jeffrey Tolman.
The lamps are also not being shut off systematically, Tolamn added; they're being reached "at the electricians' convenience."
CTA officials are following the "normal process" and not letting the unseasonably cold weather delay their plans to cut the heat, he said.
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