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Blue Line Interruptus

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Blues Fest gave us a break from the weekend Blue Line suspension, but it's back this weekend
CTA Blue Line service will be suspended this weekend between Clark/Lake and Western/Milwaukee for track replacement work.
Bus shuttles will operate as a substitute for rail service between 10 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Monday. Riders should allow for extra time.
Workers will be replacing deteriorated wooden half ties with concrete half ties, and replacing running and third rails.

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I take the Blue Line from Jefferson Park to Clark/Lake every weekday. It is ALWAYS horrible. I can be on the track at 8am and its 30 minutes until a train comes going South. 3 pass going North. It always stops for "work on the tracks". It is never dependable or reliable. Coming back in the evening the platform is so overcrowded its scary. And, again, waiting and waiting for a train yet there are 3 going the other way. What is going on? How can there be NO running more cars in rush hour? Making sure the trains are not bundled? It is frightening how incompetent the CTA is. You want people to take public transit? then it has to WORK

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