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The south Red Line, called the Dan Ryan branch, is more than 40 years old and needs a full replacement. CTA will rebuild the tracks along the south Red Line, from Cermak-Chinatown to 95th/Dan Ryan—a project that will provide faster, more comfortable and more reliable service for Red Line riders.
Crews will replace everything in the track bed: ties, rail, third rail, ballast and drainage systems. Some stations will also receive improvements ranging from new canopies, paint and lighting upgrades to new benches and bike racks, plus accessibility upgrades (including elevators) that'll make the entire route newly accessible.