Originally Posted by doublem23
The Red Line is not being shut down, it is merely being rerouted over the Green Line tracks. For anyone who catches the Red Line north of Cermak/Chinatown (which I would say is the vast majority of people who ride the L to the park) nothing is changing for you save for an extra 2 blocks you will need to walk to and fro.
I was just thinking about this the other day. It's going to be really interesting to see what happens next year. I've used that Green Line station almost exclusively since 2004. It is not sized to accommodate the same type of crowds as the Red Line station is. I know how bad the Red Line is after a game with a big crowd, and that's when they have all of the turnstyles open and the express lanes with the handheld card scanners on the right side. That Green Line station only has three or four turnstyles, and the platform isn't as wide. That has potential to get ugly if the CTA doesn't have their **** together.