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Weekday Service Changes

 


Jun 26 - 30
 
 

 
Rail Lines

 
 


BLUE LINE
 
 
Jun 26 – 28
Mon to Wed, nightly
10pm to 4am next day

Jun 29 - 30
10pm Thu to 1am Fri

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

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the O’Hare-bound side of the platform at the Kedzie-Homan station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Western (Forest Park branch) 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. 
 
 
 
Fri, Jun 30
1am to 4am 

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

How does this affect my trip?
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 Austin and Western (Forest Park branch), 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.

   


 

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.
 
 

Prepaid Fare Payment Pilot at Southbound #29 and Westbound #67 Bus Stop at the
69th Red Line Station

Mon, Jun 26 to Fall 2017

How does this affect my trip?
Customers boarding southbound #29 State and westbound #67 67th/69th/71st buses at the 69th Red Line station during the evening rush period (3pm to 6pm weekdays) will pay their fare before boarding the bus rather than onboard the bus.

Prepaid bus boarding is similar to how you pay your fare ahead of boarding a CTA ‘L’ train – during the prepaid period, customers boarding the southbound #29 and westbound #67 will be required to purchase a fare in advance*. Before you board a bus, you’ll tap your farecard on a farecard reader to enter a waiting area, which will be defined by signage and staffed by CTA employees. Once in the ‘paid area’, you will be able to enter and exit buses freely, increasing the speed and efficiency at the bus stop – just step on board the bus when it arrives, similar to how you board the train.

Outside of evening rush periods, when prepaid boarding is not in effect, you will pay your fare onboard the bus as before. Northbound #29 and eastbound #67 buses, and other bus routes at the 69th station, are not affected at any time.

Why is service being changed?
We are launching a four-month pilot to test prepaid fare payment as part of CTA’s continued efforts to improve bus service and reliability for customers. After four months, CTA will determine whether to conclude the pilot, extend it or make prepaid boarding permanent based on analysis of boarding speed data and customer feedback.


* You can pay using fare value in a Ventra Transit Account on a Ventra card, ticket, or other valid fare media such as a contactless bankcard or RFID-enabled smartphone, or paying a Pay-as-You-Go (PAYG) fare from a contactless bankcard or RFID-enabled smartphone.

Customers who normally pay with cash are encouraged to get a Ventra Card in advance and load fare value onto it and only Ventra can be used to pay for transfers. If you prefer to pay cash, tell the CTA employee on duty that you want to pay cash to board the bus. The employee will provide you with a special Ventra card and direct you to the nearby Ventra vending machine to load $2 or more on the Ventra card, depending on how many fares you want to be able to pay.
 
 
 
#36 Broadway Temporary Reroute

Jun 29 - Jul 3
8pm Thu to 5am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Broadway, Lawrence, Sheridan, Wilson, and Broadway.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Windy City Ribfest.
 
 
 
Prepaid Fare Payment Pilot at #135 and #146 Bus Stop on the Inner Lake Shore Drive at Belmont

Mon, Jun 26 to Fall 2017

How does this affect my trip?
Customers boarding southbound #135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express buses serving Inner Lake Shore Drive at Belmont during the morning rush period (6:30am to 9:30am) will pay their fare before boarding the bus rather than onboard the bus.

Prepaid bus boarding is similar to how you pay your fare ahead of boarding a CTA ‘L’ train – during the prepaid period, customers boarding the southbound #135 and westbound #146 will be required to purchase a fare in advance*. Before you board a bus, you’ll tap your farecard on a farecard reader to enter a designated waiting area, which will be defined by signage and staffed by CTA employees. Once in the ‘paid area’, you will be able to enter and exit buses freely, increasing the speed and efficiency at the bus stop – just step on board the bus when it arrives, similar to how you board the train.

Outside of morning rush periods, when prepaid boarding is not in effect, you will pay your fare onboard the bus as before. Northbound #135 and #146 buses are not affected at any time.

Why is service being changed?
We are launching a four-month pilot to test prepaid fare payment as part of CTA’s continued efforts to improve bus service and reliability for customers. After four months, CTA will determine whether to conclude the pilot, extend it or make prepaid boarding permanent based on analysis of boarding speed data and customer feedback.

* You can pay using fare value in a Ventra Transit Account on a Ventra card, ticket, or other valid fare media such as a contactless bankcard or RFID-enabled smartphone, or paying a Pay-as-You-Go (PAYG) fare from a contactless bankcard or RFID-enabled smartphone.

Customers who normally pay with cash are encouraged to get a Ventra Card in advance and load fare value onto it and only Ventra can be used to pay for transfers. If you prefer to pay cash, tell the CTA employee on duty that you want to pay cash to board the bus. The employee will provide you with a special Ventra card and direct you to the nearby Ventra vending machine to load $2 or more on the Ventra card, depending on how many fares you want to be able to pay. 
 


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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