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On 11/4/2017 at 5:12 PM, BusHunter said:

When the sunnyside entrance opens I'll go back and take a final photo op of the station. Trouble is I don't know when that is.happening!! 9_9

They were still working on it yesterday looks to be done for the most part.

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6 hours ago, Busjack said:

Tribune architectural review of the station, mostly favorable. Also this seems to be the first reference that all 4 tracks are in service.

That is confirmed! I went by there this morning. Southbound Red Line trains are back to operating track #2 south of Wilson. 

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19 hours ago, garmon757 said:

That is confirmed! I went by there this morning. Southbound Red Line trains are back to operating track #2 south of Wilson. 

Yeah, I should have mentioned on Wednesday when I rode through all four tracks were in operation.

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I have been catching up on this thread. Thanks for all the great pictures and videos.


I ride the Red line south from Howard every day around the time the Purple line express starts in the morning. The new service pattern is perfect.

The Purple line train (that my Red line train previously had to wait to pass at Lawrence if all was on schedule) now does an across the platform rendezvous at Wilson.

South of Wilson, Purple passes Red at Sheridan. Rendezvous again at Fullerton.

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Update: New schedules in effect.

Red and Purple leave Howard nearly simultaneously at 5:45am.

Get on Purple, switch at Belmont to the Red that left Howard (according to the printed schedule) at 5:37am. No need for a mad dash across the platform, either.

An express that really is an express. :)


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