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Customer Alert:

Chicago River Bridge Lifts

Pink Line Green Line Brown Line
Saturday, April 01, 2017
to Sunday, November 19, 2017
Impact Level:
Special Note

Full Description:

How does this affect my trip?
During spring through fall, the bridges on the Chicago River are periodically opened to allow boats to pass. Bridge lifts typically occur late mornings on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but may occur at other days and times as required by the City of Chicago.

When Chicago River bridge openings are scheduled, Brown, Green and Pink line service is impacted. Customers should expect delays of approximately 5-10 minutes as a result of bridge lifts, and plan accordingly. We will post a customer alert and provide alternate travel information if a bridge opening lasts more than 10 minutes.

We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience.

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Red Line Normal Service
Blue Line Normal Service
Brown Line Major Delays
Green Line Normal Service
Orange Line Normal Service
Purple Line Normal Service
Pink Line Normal Service
Yellow Line Normal Service


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