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Forest Park-bound Trains Bypass Irving Park Station

Blue Line
Irving Park
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 9:00 PM
to Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 9:00 PM
Impact Level:
Planned Work w/Station(s) Bypassed

Full Description:

How does this affect my trip?
Forest Park-bound trains will not stop at Irving Park station.

For service from Irving Park station, take an O’Hare-bound train to Montrose and transfer to a Forest Park-bound train.

For service to Irving Park station, take a Forest Park-bound train to Addison and transfer to an O’Hare-bound train.

Consider using the adjacent Blue Line stations at Montrose and Addison, where trains in both directions will continue to stop.

The #78 Montrose bus connects with the Montrose Blue Line station and the #152 Addison bus connects with the Addison Blue Line station.

The #78, #152 and #80 Irving Park buses also connect with the Red and Brown lines farther east, the #82 Kimball/Homan bus connects with the Belmont Blue Line station, and the #56 Milwaukee bus connects with the Blue Line at Jefferson Park or Logan Square, and continues southeast into downtown. The Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line service to downtown is also available at Irving Park station, located a short walk west of the CTA Irving Park station.

Allow extra travel time.

Note: Trains will stop in both directions during work where trains share the same track through the station. See other alerts for dates and times when this occurs.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing station construction to improve the Irving Park station as part of the Your New Blue modernization program.


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Map showing Blue Line trains stopping at Irving Park O'Hare-bound only, and bypassing Irving Park Forest Park-bound. Also shows Montrose station to the northwest and Addison station to the southeast, and area connecting buses.

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