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Weekday Service Changes


 

Oct 20 - 24

 
Updated 12:45pm, Sat, Oct 18
 

Rail Lines

 

 
BLUE LINE
 
 
1am, Mon, Oct 20 to Mon, Dec 22
 
Damen Station Temporary Closure

How does this affect my trip?
Damen station will temporarily close for 63 days. Blue Line train service is available at the adjacent stations at Western and Division.

#56 Milwaukee buses are also available as alternate service to reach Western or Division stations, downtown, or other destinations along the Blue Line. Additional #56 service will be added between Damen 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 Damen Station Owl route during the closure, to link to the closest stations in either direction of the closed Damen station.

Why is service being changed?
Damen station will temporarily close for construction to renovate the station as part of the Your New Blue modernization program.
 
 
 
Oct 20 - 23
Mon to Thu, nightly
9pm to 4am next day

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

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the Forest Park-bound side of the platform at the Oak Park station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Harlem (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
 
 
Oct 20 - 23
Mon to Thu, nightly
11pm to 4am next day 

Boarding Change, Delays Between Cermak-Chinatown and Grand

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the 95th-bound side of the platform at the Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe, and Lake stations.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Cermak-Chinatown and Grand, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing 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.
 
 

#2 Hyde Park Express Temporary Reroute

Mon, Oct 20

How does this affect my trip?
AM Trips Only (6am to 9:20am): Northbound
buses will operate via Bowen, Drexel, 47th, and Woodlawn, then resume their normal route on Hyde Park Boulevard.

PM Trips Only (3:45pm to 6pm): Southbound buses will operate via Hyde Park Boulevard, Woodlawn, 47th, and Drexel, then resume their normal route on Bowen.

Allow extra travel time.
 
 
 
#4 Cottage Grove Temporary Bus Stop Relocation

6am, Mon, Oct 20 to 6am, Tue, Nov 21 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The northbound #4 bus stop on the southeast corner at Cottage Grove/52nd will be temporarily relocated to the northeast corner at Cottage Grove/52nd.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stop will be relocated due to construction.
 
 
 
#15 Jeffery Local Temporary Reroute

Oct 19 - 20
6pm Sun to 6pm Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Hyde Park Blvd, Drexel, 47th, Woodlawn, and Hyde Park Blvd.

Allow extra travel time.
 

 
 
Temporary Bus Stop Elimination
#19 United Center Express
#20 Madison
#56 Milwaukee
#60 Blue Island/26th
#157 Streeterville/Taylor

6am, Wed, Oct 15 to 6:30pm, Wed, Dec 10 or completion
 

How does this affect my trip?

The eastbound #19, #20, #56, #60, and #157 bus stop located on  the southwest corner at Washington/LaSalle is temporarily eliminated.

Board eastbound buses on the southwest corners of Washington/Franklin or Washington/Dearborn.

Why is service being changed?
This bus stop is temporarily eliminated due to water main work at LaSalle/Washington. 
 
 
 
#76 Diversey Temporary Reroute

6am, Mon, Oct 20 to 6pm, Fri, Nov 21 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound buses will operate via Diversey, Ashland, Fullerton and Southport, then resume their normal route on Diversey.

Westbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are being rerouted due to sewer construction at Diversey/Bosworth.
 
 
 
#79 79th Temporary Reroute

6am, Wed, Oct 22 to 6am, Wed, Nov 5 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via 79th, Anthony, Stony Island, and 79th.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction on 79th between Anthony and Stony Island. 
 
 
 
Temporary Reroute
#134 Stockton/LaSalle Express
#135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express
#136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express
#156 LaSalle

7:30pm, Tue, Oct 14 to 6:30pm, Wed, Dec 10 or completion 

How does this affect my trip?

Southbound #134, #135, and #136 buses will operate via Wacker, Clark, and Adams to LaSalle, then continue their normal route on Adams.

Southbound #156 buses will operate via LaSalle, Wacker, Clark, and Adams to LaSalle, then continue their normal route on Adams.

Northbound #134, #135, #136, and #156 buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to water main work at LaSalle/Washington.  
 
 
 

Temporary Bus Stop Elimination
#134 Stockton/LaSalle Express
#135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express
#136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express
#156 LaSalle

6am, Wed, Oct 15 to 6:30pm, Wed, Dec 10 or completion 

How does this affect my trip?
The northbound #134, #135, #136, and #156 bus stop located at the southeast corner of LaSalle/Randolph is temporarily eliminated.

Board northbound buses at on the southeast corner of LaSalle/Quincy or midblock at LaSalle/Wacker-Lake.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stop is temporarily eliminated due to water main work at LaSalle/Washington. 
 
 
 
Bus Stop Restoration
#170 U. of Chicago/Midway
#171 U. of Chicago/Hyde Park
#172 U. of Chicago/Kenwood
#192 U. of Chicago/Hospitals Express

How does this affect my trip?
The westbound #170 , #171, #172, and #192 bus stop on the northwest corner at 59th/Kimbark will be restored to the northeast corner at 59th/Kimbark.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stop is restored due to the completion of construction. 
 


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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