Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Red Line South Branch connects thousands of Chicagoans to their jobs, school and other activities in the city. But starting May 19, that connection will be cut off for at least five months as the CTA rebuilds tracks on the line to improve speed in several "slow zones" along the nine South Branch stops.
Despite shuttle buses and increased Green Line service, many South Side commuters say the shutdown will have a major impact on their plans. And some business owners along the Red Line stops are bracing for a financial hit.
The Red Line Project interviewed several South Siders to learn about their concerns about the shutdown and how they plan to deal with it.
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