Red and Purple Modernization
Rebuilding vital infrastructure for Chicago’s future
此项大工程，将分段进行施工，动工初期是从红线的贝曼特站（ Belmont Station）到豪活站以北， 紫线向北延伸至威尔麦（ Wilmette）的林登（ Linden）站；同时CTA也会考虑以巴士衔接受到施工影响的乘客。
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is undertaking the largest capital improvement project in its history: the Red & Purple Modernization Program. This major initiative will completely rebuild the northern portion of the Red Line from Belmont to Howard station and the Purple Line, which extends to Linden station in Wilmette. The RPM corridor was built close to a century ago—in 1924—when Calvin Coolidge was President and the Wrigley Building had just been constructed.
The Red Line is now Chicago’s busiest ‘L’ line, serving some of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the country, and the number of riders along this corridor is only growing. In the past five years alone, for example, rush hour ridership increased by 40 percent.
RPM is an effort to accommodate current and future ridership needs by comprehensively upgrading tracks and reconstructing stations. RPM will also increase the number of passengers that pass through these stations by expanding the number of trains that can travel on the Red Line—an improvement that will allow CTA to better serve customers for generations to come.
RPM: Phase One
RPM is a massive, multi-stage project that is scheduled to be completed in phases, which allows CTA to make the greatest number of improvements while minimizing impacts to the surrounding community.