Your New Blue Customer Information

Your New Blue Customer Information

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Photo: "Sandwich Board" sign alerting people before they pay of work that may affect their trip.

The first of several weekend-long work events to improve tracks through Logan Square, Bucktown and Wicker Park happened over the weekend starting late on March 21, 2014. (Shuttle buses replaced train service between Western and Logan Square to allow construction to proceed.)

Like for other major work events that cause disruptions, we put together a lot of information to help people find their way.

For example, Customer Alerts were posted in every Blue Line station more than a week before work, to make sure info was up for the previous weekend (this way, weekend-only Blue Line would be able to see the alerts in advance). Then just a few days before the work, alerts were also posted on the top of station turnstiles for added visibility.

We also posted info online on our site and in social media, e-mailed it out in the weekly Weekend Service Changes message we send out to subscribers, alerted city officials, aldermen and the press, put info on digital signage and more.

transitchicago.com/yournewblue

Your New Blue Customer Information

Your New Blue Customer Information

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Photo: A customer alert is visible on the platform at Logan Square.

The first of several weekend-long work events to improve tracks through Logan Square, Bucktown and Wicker Park happened over the weekend starting late on March 21, 2014. (Shuttle buses replaced train service between Western and Logan Square to allow construction to proceed.)

Like for other major work events that cause disruptions, we put together a lot of information to help people find their way.

For example, Customer Alerts were posted in every Blue Line station more than a week before work, to make sure info was up for the previous weekend (this way, weekend-only Blue Line would be able to see the alerts in advance). Then just a few days before the work, alerts were also posted on the top of station turnstiles for added visibility.

We also posted info online on our site and in social media, e-mailed it out in the weekly Weekend Service Changes message we send out to subscribers, alerted city officials, aldermen and the press, put info on digital signage and more.

transitchicago.com/yournewblue

Cermak-McCormick Place Opens

Cermak-McCormick Place Opens

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An opening ceremony was held by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool earlier today to celebrate the opening of the brand new Cermak-McCormick Place station on the Green Line! This new station serves McCormick Place, the growing area near historic Motor Row and provide a crucial additional transportation option for the Near South Side.

The station, with entrances on both sides of Cermak and at 23rd Street has two elevators, an island platform (featuring full canopy coverage, heaters, and benches), bright lighting, security cameras, new static and digital signage, a Divvy station and plenty of bicycle parking.

The station also has art in the form of eight, 4’x12′ panels by Bronzeville-native artist Hebru Brantley who casts his own comic book-style characters to celebrate the nearby Motor Row Lankmark District. Motor Row once had the nation’s largest concentration of car dealerships and was also home to the Chess Records recording studio and the Chicago Defender newspaper.

The new station, part of billion in transit investments announced by Mayor Emanuel since 2011, is located near the intersection of Cermak Road and State Street will provide much-needed access to rapid transit for Near South Side residents and businesses. It fills in a major gap in CTA service that has existed in the 2.5 mile stretch between Roosevelt and 35th/IIT stations since the previous Cermak station at that location was demolished in 1977.

Learn more at www.transitchicago.com/news/default.aspx?Month=&Year=…

Station information:
www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/station.aspx?St…

Cermak-McCormick Place Opens

Cermak-McCormick Place Opens

Image by cta web
An opening ceremony was held by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool earlier today to celebrate the opening of the brand new Cermak-McCormick Place station on the Green Line! This new station serves McCormick Place, the growing area near historic Motor Row and provide a crucial additional transportation option for the Near South Side.

The station, with entrances on both sides of Cermak and at 23rd Street has two elevators, an island platform (featuring full canopy coverage, heaters, and benches), bright lighting, security cameras, new static and digital signage, a Divvy station and plenty of bicycle parking.

The station also has art in the form of eight, 4’x12′ panels by Bronzeville-native artist Hebru Brantley who casts his own comic book-style characters to celebrate the nearby Motor Row Lankmark District. Motor Row once had the nation’s largest concentration of car dealerships and was also home to the Chess Records recording studio and the Chicago Defender newspaper.

The new station, part of billion in transit investments announced by Mayor Emanuel since 2011, is located near the intersection of Cermak Road and State Street will provide much-needed access to rapid transit for Near South Side residents and businesses. It fills in a major gap in CTA service that has existed in the 2.5 mile stretch between Roosevelt and 35th/IIT stations since the previous Cermak station at that location was demolished in 1977.

Learn more at www.transitchicago.com/news/default.aspx?Month=&Year=…

Station information:
www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/station.aspx?St…

Your New Blue Customer Information

Your New Blue Customer Information

Image by cta web
Photo: A "sandwich board" warns people of no train service from Logan Square to downtown (shuttles were ready to take people, nearby).

The first of several weekend-long work events to improve tracks through Logan Square, Bucktown and Wicker Park happened over the weekend starting late on March 21, 2014. (Shuttle buses replaced train service between Western and Logan Square to allow construction to proceed.)

Like for other major work events that cause disruptions, we put together a lot of information to help people find their way.

For example, Customer Alerts were posted in every Blue Line station more than a week before work, to make sure info was up for the previous weekend (this way, weekend-only Blue Line would be able to see the alerts in advance). Then just a few days before the work, alerts were also posted on the top of station turnstiles for added visibility.

We also posted info online on our site and in social media, e-mailed it out in the weekly Weekend Service Changes message we send out to subscribers, alerted city officials, aldermen and the press, put info on digital signage and more.

transitchicago.com/yournewblue

Your New Blue Customer Information

Your New Blue Customer Information

Image by cta web
Photo: Bus ops staff help direct people to shuttles at Logan Square.

The first of several weekend-long work events to improve tracks through Logan Square, Bucktown and Wicker Park happened over the weekend starting late on March 21, 2014. (Shuttle buses replaced train service between Western and Logan Square to allow construction to proceed.)

Like for other major work events that cause disruptions, we put together a lot of information to help people find their way.

For example, Customer Alerts were posted in every Blue Line station more than a week before work, to make sure info was up for the previous weekend (this way, weekend-only Blue Line would be able to see the alerts in advance). Then just a few days before the work, alerts were also posted on the top of station turnstiles for added visibility.

We also posted info online on our site and in social media, e-mailed it out in the weekly Weekend Service Changes message we send out to subscribers, alerted city officials, aldermen and the press, put info on digital signage and more.

transitchicago.com/yournewblue