By The Associated Press

Major CTA rebuilding will affect Chicago commute

CHICAGO — Transit officials say the first rush hour of Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line construction project is going smoothly.

Monday is the first weekday of the $425 million project to rebuild the line on the city's South Side and that means no trains are running along the 10.2-mile stretch between Cermak-Chinatown and 95th Street.

CTA spokeswoman Tammy Chase says there's plenty of room on the free shuttle buses running the route. She says there have been no major disruptions.

Some Red Line service will be running in some areas, but it will be rerouted onto Green Line tracks. White Sox fans can use Metra or the Green Line, which has a station a few blocks from U.S. Cellular Field.

The CTA encourages customers to follow (at) RedLineSouth on Twitter for updates.

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