#11 Lincoln Extension Pilot

#11 Lincoln Extension Pilot

In June, we began piloting bus service along the #11 Lincoln route, between the Western Brown Line stop and Fullerton.

About the pilot

This experimental service enhancement, which was approved during the May 2016 Chicago Transit Board meeting, is part of a series of recent bus service improvements made by CTA President Dorval R. Carter Jr. – all of which are part of his goal to improve bus service citywide.

We’ve worked closely with local alderman and community leaders throughout the development of the pilot, which was designed to best meet the needs and feedback received from the community.

During the pilot, we’ll be collecting ridership data and feedback solicited from riders and the surrounding community to help analyze the effectiveness of the service being tested. At the conclusion of the pilot, CTA personnel will present the findings of the pilot to the Board along with a recommendation on whether there is sufficient ridership demand to conclude the pilot, extend it or make the service enhancement permanent.

Pilot service details

#11 pilot service is operating on the following schedule:

Weekdays (Mon–Fri)
10am to 7pm – every 16 -22 minutes
Full timetable

As a result of this experimental service enhancement, #11 buses will operate between Howard/McCormick and the Fullerton Red/Brown/Purple stop via Lincoln Avenue.

These hours of service are intended to serve the kind of trips the community desired, such as service to senior activities, medical appointments, and shopping trips along Lincoln Avenue. This schedule also best corresponds with adjacent Brown Line service and the other eleven north-south and east-west bus routes that cross or stop in the area.

As a result of this experimental service enhancement, #11 buses will serve more than 40 bus stops and connect residents to key intersections and businesses along Lincoln corridor.

Extension map

A map shows the extended route of the #11 Lincoln bus from the Western Brown Line station at Leland/Lincoln via Lincoln, Sheffield, Fullerton, Halsted, Webster, Lincoln and back via Fullerton, Sheffield and Lincoln.


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Blue Line Normal Service
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Green Line Normal Service
Orange Line Normal Service
Purple Line Normal Service
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