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Hawkeroo1980
03-27-2006, 03:36 PM
I heard in the metro this morning that they are closing the 35th st. "L" station.

If this is true, CTA could be the dumbest outfit ever assembled.

Edward
03-27-2006, 03:39 PM
I think there was a thread in the clubhouse about this a while back, the title was something like "Red line to Sox games, think again" I dont remember what was said, but I think there was talk about closing it, which is very, very, very stupid IMO

EDIT: http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=67811

itsnotrequired
03-27-2006, 04:02 PM
No, it won't be closed. One of the escalators and the elevator will be out of service at least until June. Other minor repairs will be going on throughout the early season (painting, lighting, signage, etc.) which may reduce platform space from time to time. The 33rd St. entrance will be closed all season.

woodenleg
03-27-2006, 08:10 PM
That sounds terrible, but it's probably better in the long run - the station should be spruced up -before- the team gets too popular. Hopefully it will be all ready by June. South side stations are notorious for broken escalators, etc.

I don't know if you north siders have noticed this, but the Addison L station is really spiffy and has few mechanical problems. The Sox are gonna need their station to be up to par, because everything is going to change from here on out.

itsnotrequired
03-27-2006, 08:16 PM
That sounds terrible, but it's probably better in the long run - the station should be spruced up -before- the team gets too popular. Hopefully it will be all ready by June. South side stations are notorious for broken escalators, etc.

I don't know if you north siders have noticed this, but the Addison L station is really spiffy and has few mechanical problems. The Sox are gonna need their station to be up to par, because everything is going to change from here on out.

The CTA is currently in the middle of rebuilding the entire Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line. It is supposed to finish at the end of this year. Work includes new track, contact rail, interlocks, signaling, relay houses, substations and station improvements such as new floors, canopies, lighting, escalators, etc.

viagracat
03-27-2006, 08:26 PM
Take the Green Line to the 35th/Bronzeville stop instead. Yeah, it's a couple extra blocks but will be a LOT less crowded with Ryan refugees.

Beer Can Chicken
03-27-2006, 08:34 PM
I heard in the metro this morning that they are closing the 35th st. "L" station.

If this is true, CTA could be the dumbest outfit ever assembled.

I participate in the weekly traffic meetings of all relevant city agencies at the OEMC. Trust me when I say they are not closing the 35th el station, nor are we that stupid.
The Dan Ryan closing is going to be a nightmare, citywide. It is anticipated to have a major negative effect on the Stevenson, Kennedy, Ford and even the Edens expressways. Not to mention all the major aterials on the South Side. It is going to be horrible.

Ol' No. 2
03-28-2006, 12:02 AM
I heard they were closing all the Red and Green line stops between Roosevelt and 55th. Must be part of a Tribune plot.:rolleyes:

itsnotrequired
03-28-2006, 07:08 AM
Must be part of a Tribune plot.:rolleyes:

Nope, its the Governor.

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1071737#post1071735

:rolleyes:

doublem23
03-28-2006, 11:35 AM
I heard they were closing all the Red and Green line stops between Roosevelt and 55th. Must be part of a Tribune plot.:rolleyes:

Meanwhile, they're widening Irving Park Road so there are 6 lanes of traffic in each direction.

Pulaski
03-29-2006, 09:26 PM
Take the Green Line to the 35th/Bronzeville stop instead. Yeah, it's a couple extra blocks but will be a LOT less crowded with Ryan refugees.

And after a few beers and dogs the extra blocks will be needed!!!

soxinem1
03-30-2006, 01:06 PM
I participate in the weekly traffic meetings of all relevant city agencies at the OEMC. Trust me when I say they are not closing the 35th el station, nor are we that stupid.
The Dan Ryan closing is going to be a nightmare, citywide. It is anticipated to have a major negative effect on the Stevenson, Kennedy, Ford and even the Edens expressways. Not to mention all the major aterials on the South Side. It is going to be horrible.

It won't be that bad. We've gone through this before with the Ryan and after the first week, if not days, we will adapt. It will be like a bad snow storm. In a few days, after everyone adjusts, all will be okay. I will not let this kind of thing upset me, nobody else should either.

Chip Z'nuff
03-30-2006, 02:24 PM
It won't be that bad. We've gone through this before with the Ryan and after the first week, if not days, we will adapt. It will be like a bad snow storm. In a few days, after everyone adjusts, all will be okay. I will not let this kind of thing upset me, nobody else should either.
:kukoo:
I've been on the Ryan during midnight express lane closures over the past two years. Nothing better than sitting in the car when a 15 minute ride takes almost two hours in the middle of the night. Face it IDOT dropped the ball big time on this. Why coudn't King Drive be expanded to 4 lanes to 95th before they started this? Why couldn't a flyover be built at 79th and stoney and 95th and stoney? They would have done all these preparations if it was the kennedy they were cutting in half. (which they wouldn't even have ever considered in the first place) All these rich IDOT folks looking down on us southsiders from their mcmansions in Schaumburg make me sick.

itsnotrequired
03-30-2006, 02:31 PM
:kukoo:
I've been on the Ryan during midnight express lane closures over the past two years. Nothing better than sitting in the car when a 15 minute ride takes almost two hours in the middle of the night. Face it IDOT dropped the ball big time on this. Why coudn't King Drive be expanded to 4 lanes to 95th before they started this? Why couldn't a flyover be built at 79th and stoney and 95th and stoney? They would have done all these preparations if it was the kennedy they were cutting in half. (which they wouldn't even have ever considered in the first place) All these rich IDOT folks looking down on us southsiders from their mcmansions in Schaumburg make me sick.

IDOT is taking the "cheap and dirty" route on this project. The project would have cost a heck of a lot more if they had built flyovers, expanded King, etc. The Dan Ryan has halfway-decent alternative routes already in place while the Kennedy has nothing.

It will be interesting to see how this all plays out but I know I'm thankful I don't need to drive on it...

soxinem1
03-30-2006, 03:22 PM
:kukoo:
I've been on the Ryan during midnight express lane closures over the past two years. Nothing better than sitting in the car when a 15 minute ride takes almost two hours in the middle of the night. Face it IDOT dropped the ball big time on this. Why coudn't King Drive be expanded to 4 lanes to 95th before they started this? Why couldn't a flyover be built at 79th and stoney and 95th and stoney? They would have done all these preparations if it was the kennedy they were cutting in half. (which they wouldn't even have ever considered in the first place) All these rich IDOT folks looking down on us southsiders from their mcmansions in Schaumburg make me sick.



I had that happen one time after a game in 1990. I was taking my brother back to my Dad's house in Indiana. I got off at Garfield and weasled my way to Stony Island and jumped on the Calument Expy. at 103rd.

A valuable lesson I learned the last time they tore up the Ryan and made the reversables on the Kennedy:

Traffic reports are a must. If they say it's a two hour trip, don't prove them right!!!