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Weekday Service Changes 

 

Jul 24 - 28


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BLUE LINE
  
  
Effective 4am, Mon, Jul 24

Renovated Illinois Medical District Station Damen Entrance Reopens

How does this affect my trip?
The ADA-accessible Damen entrance to Illinois Medical District station will reopen.

The renovated station entrance includes these improvements and features:

• New, modern station house exterior
• New station house interior wall, floor, and ceiling finishes
• Upgrades to station house-to-platform ramp
• Improved interior and exterior lighting
• New fare-payment equipment
• New security cameras
• New signage

Work will continue on renovations to the Illinois Medical District station, including temporary closure of the Ogden and Paulina entrances effective Fri, July 28, 2017.

For more project information, visit transitchicago.com/imd



Jul 25 – 26
10pm Tue to 4am Wed

Boarding Change, Delays Between Illinois Medical District and Pulaski

How does this affect my trip?
10pm Tue to 1am Wed:
Board/exit all trains on the O’Hare-bound side of the platform at the Western (Forest Park branch) station.
1am to 4am, Wed: Board/exit all trains on the O’Hare-bound side of the platform at the Western (Forest Park branch) and Kedzie-Homan stations.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Illinois Medical District and Pulaski, 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.



Jul 26 – 27
Wed to Thu, nightly
10pm to 4am next day

Boarding Change, Delays Between Western (Forest Park branch) and Austin

How does this affect my trip?
Wed to Thu, nightly, 10pm to 1am next day:
Board/exit all trains on the O’Hare-bound side of the platform at the Kedzie-Homan station.

Thu and Fri, 1am to 4am, daily: Board/exit all trains on the O’Hare-bound side of the platform at the Kedzie-Homan, Pulaski, and Cicero stations.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Western (Forest Park branch) and Austin, 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. 



 
RED LINE
 
 
Wed, Jul 12 to Mon, Aug 21 or completion (End date Extended)

Garfield Station Elevator Out of Service

How does this affect my trip?
The elevator at the Garfield station will be temporarily out of service.

Entry/exiting from the platform will be available by stairs and escalator only.

For accessible boarding/exiting of Red Line trains, use the adjacent stations at 47th or 63rd. #24 Wentworth bus service is also available to those stations, or to downtown (no late evening, weekend or owl service).

The elevator is estimated to return to service on August 21, 2017 (date subject to change).

Why is service being changed?
We are performing critical maintenance on the elevator at Garfield station to ensure continued safe, accessible service.  
 

 

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.
  

 

Temporary Reroute
#2 Hyde Park Express
#6 Jackson Park Express
#10 Museum of Science & Industry
#J14 Jeffery Jump
#26 South Shore Express
#28 Stony Island

12:01am, Mon, Jul 24 to 11:59pm, Thu, Aug 10 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound #2 Hyde Park Express, #6 Jackson Park Express, #10 Museum of Science & Industry, #J14 Jeffery Jump, #26 South Shore Express, and #28 Stony Island buses will operate via Columbus, Roosevelt, and Michigan to Balbo.

#2 and #10 buses will resume their normal route on Balbo. #6, #J14, #26, and #28 buses will continue their normal route on Michigan.

Between Michigan/Balbo and Roosevelt/ Columbus, southbound buses will operate via Michigan and Roosevelt, then resume their normal route on Columbus.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Lollapalooza Event in Grant Park.



#12 Roosevelt Temporary Reroute

12:01am, Mon, Jul 24 to 11:59pm, Thu, Aug 10 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound buses will operate via Roosevelt, Wabash, and 13th to Indiana, then resume their normal route on Indiana.

Westbound buses will operate via 16th and Wabash, then resume their normal route on Roosevelt.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Lollapalooza Event in Grant Park.

 

Temporary Reroutes
#21 Cermak  
#60 Blue Island/26th


Jul 26 – 31
8am Wed to 12 noon Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
#21 Cermak
buses will operate in both directions via Cermak, Ashland, 18th, Halsted, and Cermak.

#60 Blue Island/26th buses will operate in both directions via Blue Island, Ashland, 18th, and Blue Island.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Annual Fiesta Del Sol event.



#63 63rd Temporary Reroute

Mon, Jul 24
6am to 10pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via 63rd, Cottage Grove, 61st, Ellis, and 63rd. 

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to a film shoot.


 

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.

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. 

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