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Weekday Service Changes


 

Sep 1 - 5 Updated 9/2/14, 3:59pm

 

 

Rail Lines

 

 
BLUE LINE
 
 
Sep 2 - 4
Tue to Thu, nightly
9pm to 4am next day

Boarding Change, Delays Between Oak Park and Forest Park

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the O'Hare-bound side of the platform at the Harlem (Forest Park branch) station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Oak Park and Forest Park, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing track maintenance to ensure that trains continue to operate safely along the Blue Line. 


 
Thu, Sep 4 to Thu, Oct 16

California Station Temporary Closure  

How does this affect my trip?
California station will temporarily close for 42 days (six weeks). Blue Line train service is available at the adjacent stations at Western and Logan Square.
 
#56 Milwaukee buses are also available as alternate service to reach Logan Square or Western stations, downtown, or other destinations along the Blue Line. Additional #56 service will be added between California and downtown during weekday rush periods, southbound in the morning and northbound in the evening.

Overnight bus service will be provided on the new #N56 California Station Owl route during the closure, to link to the closest stations in either direction of the closed California station.

Why is service being changed?
California station will temporarily close for construction to renovate the station as part of the Your New Blue modernization program.  




GREEN LINE
 
 

Sep 2 - 5
Tue to Fri 
9:30am to 2pm, daily

63rd-bound Trains Bypass 51st Station

How does this affect my trip?
63rd-bound trains will not stop at the 51st station.

For service to 51st station, take a 63rd-bound train to Garfield and transfer to a Harlem/Lake-bound train.

For service from 51st station, take a Harlem/Lake-bound train to 47th station and transfer to a 63rd-bound train.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are making platform improvements at the 51st station.
 
 
 
ORANGE LINE
 
 
Sep 2 - 4
Tue to Thu, nightly
10pm to 4am next day 

Boarding Change, Delays Between Ashland and Western

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the Loop-bound side of the platform at the 35th/Archer station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Ashland and Western, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing track maintenance to ensure that trains continue to operate safely along the Orange Line. 
 
 

 
 
RED LINE
 
 
Sep 2 - 3
11pm Tue to 4am Wed

Boarding Change, Delays Between 87th and Garfield

How does this affect my trip?
11pm Tue to 1am Wed:
Board/exit all trains on the 95th-bound side of the platform at the 79th station.

Wed, 1am to 4am: Board/exit all trains on the 95th-bound side of the platform at the 63rd station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between 87th and Garfield, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing track maintenance to ensure that trains continue to operate safely along the Red Line.

 


 

Bus Routes

 
The bus reroutes listed below are short-term reroutes during this weekend or long-term reroutes beginning this weekend. For a full list of bus reroutes currently in place, please visit the
Bus Alerts page.



#8 Halsted Temporary Reroute

12:01am, Fri, Aug 29 to 5am, Mon, Sep 8 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Halsted, 65th, Morgan, 61st and Halsted.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to building demolition at Halsted and 63rd.
 
 

Temporary Reroute
#11 Lincoln
#49B North Western 
 
Sep 4 – 8
10am Thu to 1pm Sat
4pm Sat to 3am Mon

How does this affect my trip?
Southbound #11 Lincoln
and #49B North Western buses will operate via Western, Montrose, Lincoln, Wilson, and Western, ending their trips at the Western Brown Line station.

Northbound buses will begin their trips at the Western Brown Line station, then continue their normal route on Western.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the General Von Steuben Day Parade. 
 
 
 
#12 Roosevelt Bus Stop Restored

Effective Thu, Sep 4

How does this affect my trip?
The eastbound bus stop will be restored on the southeast corner at Roosevelt/Homan.

The eastbound bus stop located on the southwest corner at Roosevelt/Homan will be discontinued. 

Why is service being changed?
The bus stop is being restored due to completion of streetscape construction at Roosevelt/Homan.
 
 
 
#51 51st Bus Stop Relocations

Effective 6am, Sun, Aug 31

How does this affect my trip?
The eastbound stops on the southwest corners of 51st/Loomis and 51st/Racine will be relocated to the southeast corners of these intersections.

The westbound stops on the northeast corners of 51st/Morgan, 51st/Loomis, and 51st/Ashland will be relocated to the northwest corners of these intersections.

Why is service being changed?
These bus stops are being relocated to provide faster travel time. 
 
 
 
#55 Garfield Bus Stop Changes

Effective 6am, Sun, Aug 31

How does this affect my trip?
The westbound stops on the northeast corner of Garfield/Wabash, and the northwest corners of Garfield/Federal and Garfield/LaSalle will be eliminated.

Westbound buses will now stop at the following locations:

  • northwest corner of Garfield/Michigan
  • northeast corner of Garfield/LaSalle

 
Why is service being changed?
Bus stops are being relocated to provide faster travel time. 
 
 
 
#59 59th/61st Bus Stop Relocations

Effective 6am, Sun, Aug 31

How does this affect my trip?
The eastbound stops on the southwest corners of 59th/St. Louis and 59th/Kedzie will be relocated to the southeast corners of these intersections.

The westbound stops on the northeast corners of 58th/Kedzie and 59th/Pulaski will be relocated to the northwest corners of these intersections.

Why is service being changed?
These bus stops are being relocated to provide faster travel time.
 
 
 
#63 63rd Temporary Reroute

12:01am, Fri, Aug 29 to 5am, Mon, Sep 8 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via 63rd, Peoria Drive, 63rd Parkway, Union, and 63rd.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to building demolition at Halsted and 63rd.
 
 
 
#63 63rd Bus Stop Relocations and Elimination

Effective 6am, Sun, Aug 31

How does this affect my trip?
The eastbound stops on the southwest corners of 63rd/Lowe and 63rd/Harvard will be relocated to the southeast corners of these intersections.

The eastbound stop on the south side of 63rd at Princeton will be eliminated. Board one-half block west at Harvard or a half block east at Yale.

The westbound stop on the north side of 63rd at Harvard will be eliminated.

Why is service being changed?
These bus stops are being relocated and eliminated to provide faster travel time.
 
 
 
#68 Northwest Highway Temporary Reroute

Fri, Sep 5
4pm to 10pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound
buses end their trips at Washington/Summit.

Southbound buses will begin their trips at Washington/Summit, operate via Summit and Prospect, then resume their normal route on Northwest Highway.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Cruising Park Ridge event.
 
 
 
#71 71st/South Shore Temporary Reroute

6am, Fri, Aug 29 to 6am, Mon, Sep 8 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound
buses will operate via 71st, Stony Island, 69th Place, and Dorchester, then resume their normal route on 71st.

Southbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction at 71st/Dorchester.
 
 
 
#75 74th/75th Bus Stop Changes

Effective 6am, Sun, Aug 31

How does this affect my trip?
The westbound stop on the northeast corner of 75th/Dorchester will be relocated to the northwest corner.

The eastbound stop on the southwest corner of 75th/Dorchester will be relocated to the southeast corner.

The westbound stop on the northeast corner of 75th/Ingleside will be eliminated.

The eastbound stop on the southwest corner of 75th/Ingleside will be eliminated.

Why is service being changed?
This bus stops are being changed to provide faster travel time.
 
 
 
#75 74th/75th Temporary Reroute

6am, Tue, Sep 2 to 6am, Fri, Oct 31 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via State, 76th, King Drive, and 75th.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction on 75th between Wabash and Indiana.
 
 
 
#79 79th Temporary Reroute

6am, Tue, Sep 2 to 6am, Tue, Dec 30 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Trips to/from 79th/Western:

Westbound buses will operate via 79th, Damen, 83rd, and Western, ending their trips at the Western/79th terminal.

Eastbound buses will begin their trips at the Western/79th terminal, operate via Claremont, 79th, Western, 83rd, and Damen, then resume their normal route on 79th.

Trips to/from Solo Cup Factory and Ford City:

Westbound buses will operate via 79th, Damen, 83rd, Western, Western/ 79th terminal, Claremont, then resume their normal route on 79th.

Eastbound buses will operate via 79th, Western, Western/79th terminal, Claremont, 79th, Western, 83rd, and Damen, then resume their normal route on 79th.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction at 79th/Leavitt.
 
 
 
#81 Lawrence Temporary Reroute

6am, Mon, Sep 1 to 6am, Fri, Oct 17 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via Jefferson Park Terminal, Milwaukee, Foster, Elston, and Cicero, then resume their normal route on Lawrence.

Westbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to sewer construction at Lawrence/Lavergne. 
 
 
 
#87 87th Bus Stop Eliminations

Effective 6am, Sun, Aug 31

How does this affect my trip?
The eastbound stop on the southwest corner of 87th/Lafayette will be eliminated.

The westbound stop on the northwest corner of 87th/Lafayette will be eliminated.

Why is service being changed?
This bus stop is being eliminated to provide faster travel time.
 
 
 
#169 69th/UPS Express Temporary Reroute

6am, Tue, Sep 2 to 6am, Tue, Dec 30 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Westbound
buses will operate via 79th, Damen, 83rd, Western, Western/79th terminal, Claremont, then resume their normal route on 79th.

Eastbound buses will operate via 79th, Western, Western/79th terminal, Claremont, 79th, Western, 83rd, and Damen, then resume their normal route on 79th.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction at 79th/Leavitt.
 


The customer alerts listed here are based on the latest information known as of the time of publishing. This information is subject to change without notice. While we work to provide information as accurate and reliable as possible, changes, additions, and cancellations are sometimes necessary.

For the latest information, including any changes to the information above or information about unplanned events that affect service, please check the Alerts section of the CTA website or see information pertaining to your route in our System Guide.

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