By Tracy Swartz
3:43 PM CDT, April 3, 2014
Cubs fans heading north on the Red Line Friday will be able to access Wrigley Field via the Addison stop as the Cubs open their 2014 season at home, the CTA said late Thursday.
The CTA is allowing northbound trains to stop at the Addison stop from 10:50 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The CTA had previously said northbound trains could not stop there during that time so the agency could perform maintenance work.
The CTA said a clerical error lead to an alert about this service change. Work was never originally scheduled for that day, CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinksi said.
Hosinski originally said this work "had to be done" Friday because weather had delayed this work in the past. The CTA has been periodically working on the track near Addison.
The Cubs play the Phillies at 1:20 p.m. Cubs fans balked on social media upon hearing the news that the station was closed to northbound trains.
During the 2013 Cubs home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers, nearly 15,000 riders entered the Addison Red Line stop, according to CTA data.
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