State St Subway
The Red Line is one of the busiest lines
in the CTA system. To the north it starts at Howard running in the middle
of a 4-track right-of-way. It joins the brown line at Belmont. South of
the Armitage Brown Line station the Red Line dives underground into
Chicago's first subway, the State Street Subway. After going under the
loop, the red line raises above ground into the median of the busy Dan
Ryan Expwy, ending at 95th.
Prior to the major re-routing in the early
1990's, the Dan Ryan portion of the route was through-routed with the
Lake St 'L' via the Loop. The Howard train were through-routed with the
South Side Jackson Park/Ashland trains via the State St. Subway.
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