Highway traffic is fairly light along the Dan
Ryan Expy. in this view. A northbound train is stopped in the median
at Sox-35th. In the mid-2000s a truly major road rebuilding project was making driving
along this stretch immensely difficult, which resulted in increased ridership along
the Red Line. Nearby billboards proclaimed the stress reduction
advantages of taking the train.
The major line adjustments of 1993 took Dan Ryan trains off the Loop, and
through-routed them with Howard service to the north -- today's Red Line
-- using the State St. subway. These are
the two busiest segments on the CTA rail network.