Blue Line disruptions to end this weekend, after repairs

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A file image of the CTA Blue Line, some parts of which are underground. Photo credit Getty Images

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- It should be smoother sailing this weekend for CTA Blue Line riders after weeks of disrupted service.

For eight weekends starting in late February, Blue Line service was shut down between the Addison and Western stops, with no service at the California, Logan Square or Belmont stations.

The disruption came as crews replaced the Belmont crossover, which allows trains to cross over from one set of tracks to another.

Bus shuttles have been used between stops.

“Obviously, to have to transfer over to a shuttle and the back to the Blue Line is something that isn’t ideal, and we were happy that it was a limited number of weekends,” CTA spokeswoman Maddie Kilgannon said.

CTA spokeswoman Maddie Kilgannon says with a line like the Blue Line, which runs 24-7, the only way to make needed repairs is to shut down part of the service a little at a time.

“These pieces of infrastructure fall into disrepair even after decades of maintenance. At a certain point, you do just need to take all that track and replace it,” Kilgannon said.

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