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Weekend Service Changes

 
 

May 22 - 25

 
 
 

Rail Lines

 
 
 
ORANGE, GREEN AND PINK LINES
 
 
May 23 - 25
2am Sat to 4:50am Mon

Orange, Pink and 63rd-bound Green Line Trains Rerouted Downtown

How does this affect my trip?
Orange and Pink Lines: Trains will operate counterclockwise on the Outer Loop. Board/exit Orange and Pink line trains on the Brown Line platform at all Loop stations.

Green Line: Ashland/63rd- and Cottage Grove-bound trains will operate on the Outer Loop via Wells and Van Buren. Board trains on the Brown Line platform at stations on Wells or Van Buren.

Customers may transfer between the Loop Elevated and Blue and Red line subways at Harold Washington Library and Jackson.
 
Harlem-bound trains will not be affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Service is affected due to construction for the new Washington/Wabash station. 
 
 
 
 
RED LINE
 
 
May 22 - 23
10:30pm Fri to 5:30am Sat

May 24 - 25
10:30pm Sun to 4:30am Mon

Boarding Change, Delays Between Lake and North/Clybourn

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the 95th-bound platform at the Grand and Chicago stations and on the 95th-bound side of the platform at the Clark/Division station.
 
Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Lake and North/Clybourn, 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, and making improvements at the Clark/Division station. 
 
 
 
 YELLOW LINE 
 
 
Sun, May 17 until further notice

Bus Substitution Between Dempster-Skokie and Howard Stations

How does this affect my trip?
Shuttle buses replace rail service between Dempster-Skokie and Howard.

Board shuttle buses at Howard, Oakton-Skokie, and Dempster-Skokie stations. Also, consider using the #97 Skokie bus as an alternative to Yellow Line service.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Yellow Line service is temporarily suspended due to a track condition. 


  

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
#N5 South Shore Night Bus
#95E 93rd/95th 

9am, Mon, May 18 to 6am, Mon, Jun 8 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
#N5 South Shore Night Bus and #95E 93rd/95th buses will operate in both directions via 95th between Woodlawn and Cottage Grove.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction at 93rd/Drexel. 
 
 
 
Temporary Reroutes 
#6 Jackson Park Express 
#10 Museum of Science and Industry 
#29 State 
#36 Broadway 
#62 Archer 
#130 Museum Campus 
#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express 
#147 Outer Drive Express 
#151 Sheridan 


Sat, May 23 
7am to 4pm or completion 

How does this affect my trip? 
#6: Board southbound buses on Michigan between Wacker and Balbo.Northbound buses are not affected. 

#10: Board buses in both directions on Michigan between Wacker and Balbo. 

#29: Board northbound buses on Dearborn between Polk and Illinois. Board southbound buses on Clark between Grand and Harrison.

#36: Board southbound buses on Ontario between State and Clark, and on Clark between Ontario and Congress. Northbound buses are not affected. 

#62: Northbound buses will end their trips at Dearborn/Carroll. Southbound buses will begin their trips at Dearborn/Carroll, operate via Dearborn, Kinzie, Clark, and Harrison, then resume their normal route on State. Board southbound buses on Clark between Kinzie and Harrison.

#130: Board northbound buses on Dearborn between Harrison and Adams. Board southbound buses on Clark between Jackson and Harrison, and on Harrison between Clark and State.

#146: Board southbound buses on Michigan between Wacker and Harrison, and on Harrison between Michigan and State. Board northbound buses on Michigan between Harrison and Wacker. 

#147: Board northbound buses on Michigan between Congress and Washington. Southbound buses are not affected. 

#151: Board southbound buses on Ontario between Michigan and Clark, and on Clark between Ontario and Adams. Board northbound buses on Dearborn between Washington and Ohio, and on Ohio between Dearborn and Michigan. 

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Memorial Day Parade.
     
 
 
 
#6 Jackson Park Express Temporary Reroute 

Sun, May 24
4am to 10:45am or completion 

How does this affect my trip?  
Between Lake Park/47th and Michigan/Balbo, buses will operate in both directions via 47th, King Drive, Cermak, and Michigan.  

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Bike the Drive event. 
 
    
 
 
  
#10 Museum of Science and Industry Temporary Reroute 

Sun, May 24
4am to 10:45am or completion 

How does this affect my trip?  
Buses will operate in both directions via Balbo, Michigan, Cermak, King Drive, 47th, Lake Park, 56th, Stony Island, 57th, Cornell, and the Museum of Science and Industry west parking lot.  

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Bike the Drive event. 
    
 
 
 

#J14 Jeffery Jump Temporary Reroute 

Sat, May 23
7am to 4pm or completion 

How does this affect my trip? 
Board northbound buses on Harrison between Michigan and Dearborn, and on Dearborn between Harrison and Madison. 

Board southbound buses on Clark between Monroe and Harrison, and on Harrison between Clark and Michigan. 

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Memorial Day Parade.     
 
 
 
#J14 Jeffery Jump Temporary Reroute 

Sun, May 24
4am to 10:45am or completion 

How does this affect my trip? 
Northbound
 buses will operate via Jeffery, 67th, Cottage Grove, 35th, King Drive, Cermak, and Michigan to Balbo, then continue their normal route on Michigan. 

Southbound buses will operate via Michigan, 47th, Lake Park, 56th, Stony Island, and 67th, then resume their normal route on Jeffery. 

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Bike the Drive event.  
 
 
 

Temporary Reroute 
#20 Madison 
#56 Milwaukee
 

Sat, May 23 
7am to 4pm or completion 

How does this affect my trip? 
Eastbound #20 
and southbound #56 buses will operate via Washington, Clark, Monroe, and Dearborn, ending their trips at Dearborn/Madison.

Westbound #20 and northbound #56 buses will begin their trips at Dearborn/Madison, then resume their normal route on Madison. 

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Memorial Day Parade.
 
 
 
Take CTA Buses to the Beaches
#35 31st/35th
#63 63rd
#72 North
#78 Montrose

Sat, May 23 to Mon, Sep 7
 
How does this affect my trip?
Weekend and holiday bus service will operate to area beaches, during the hours beaches are open. Hours of operation for Chicago beaches vary.

  • #35: Shuttle buses will operate between 35th/Cottage Grove and the 31st Street Beach. Free transfers between shuttle buses and regular #35 service at 35th/Cottage Grove.
  • #63: Shuttle buses will operate between 63rd/Stony Island and 63rd Street Beach. Free transfers between shuttle buses and regular #63 service at 63rd/Stony Island.
  • #72: Shuttle buses will operate between North Avenue/Clark and North Avenue Beach. Free transfers between shuttle buses and regular #72 service at North Avenue/Clark.
  • #78: Shuttle buses will operate between Montrose/Marine and Montrose Beach. Free transfers between shuttle buses and regular #78 service at Montrose/Marine.

 
Note:
Daily, direct beach service will be added to the #63 and #72 beginning Monday, June 22. Direct weekend/holiday service to the beach will be added to the #35 and #78 Saturday, June 27. Shuttle bus service will be discontinued beginning on those dates, replaced with through-service on the main bus route.
 
 
 
#36 Broadway Temporary Reroute

Sat, May 23
5am to 2pm or completion
 
How does this affect my trip?
Southbound
buses will operate via Clark and Maple, then resume their normal route on State.

Northbound buses will operate via State, Elm, and Clark to Division, then continue their normal route on Clark.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Division Street (Near North) Farmer's Market.
  
 
 
#55 Garfield Temporary Reroute 

Sun, May 24
4am to 10:45am or completion 

How does this affect my trip?  
Buses will operate in both directions via 55th and Lake Park, beginning and ending their trips at 47th/Lake Park.  

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Bike the Drive event.     
  
 
 
#60 Blue Island/26th Temporary Reroute 

Sat, May 23 
7am to 4pm or completion 

How does this affect my trip?  
Board eastbound buses on Clark between Washington and Harrison, on Harrison between Clark and Michigan, and on Michigan between Harrison and Washington.  

Board westbound buses on Michigan between Randolph and Harrison, on Harrison between Michigan and Dearborn, and on Dearborn between Harrison and Randolph. 

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Memorial Day Parade.
 
 
 
#63 63rd Temporary Reroute

6am Wed, May 20 to 6am, Fri May 29 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via 63rd, Yale, Wells, Wentworth, Marquette, and State, then resume their normal route on 63rd.

Westbound buses will operate via 63rd, State, 59th, and Yale, then resume their normal route on 63rd.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are being rerouted due to viaduct construction on 63rd between Wells and State.
 
 
 
#70 Division Temporary Reroute

Sat, May 23
5am to 2pm or completion 

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via Division, Clark, and Maple, then resume their normal route on Dearborn.

Westbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Division Street (Near North) Farmer's Market.
 
 
 
 

#81 Lawrence Temporary Reroute 

Sun, May 24
4am to 10:45am or completion 

How does this affect my trip?  
Eastbound
 buses will operate via Lawrence, Clarendon, and Wilson to Marine Drive.

Westbound buses will operate via Marine Drive to Lawrence, then resume their normal route on Lawrence.  

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Bike the Drive event.     
 
 
 

#84 Peterson Temporary Reroute 

Sun, May 24
4am to 10:45am or completion 

How does this affect my trip?  
Eastbound
 buses will operate via Bryn Mawr, Sheridan, Foster, Broadway, Berwyn, and Sheridan to Bryn Mawr. 

Westbound buses are not affected. 

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Bike the Drive event.    
 
 
 
#111 111th/ King Drive Temporary Reroute

9am, Wed, May 20 to 6am, Fri, May 29 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Southbound
buses will operate via Vincennes, 119th, Ashland, and 115th, then resume their normal route on Marshfield.

Northbound buses will operate via Ashland and 112th Place, Monterey, then resume their normal route on Vincennes.
 
Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to railroad crossing construction at 115thStreet/Marshfield.  
  
 

  
#124 Navy Pier Temporary Reroute 

Sat, May 23 
7am to 4pm or completion 

How does this affect my trip? 
Board eastbound buses on Dearborn between Wacker and Illinois, and on Illinois between Dearborn and Columbus.
  
Board westbound buses on Grand between Columbus and Clark, and on Clark between Grand and Randolph. 

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Memorial Day Parade.     
 
 
 
 
#126 Jackson Temporary Reroute 

Sat, May 23 
7am to 4pm or completion 

How does this affect my trip? 
Board eastbound buses on Clark between Jackson and Harrison, and on Harrison between Clark and Michigan. 

Board westbound buses on Wabash between Congress and Harrison, on Harrison between Wabash and Dearborn, and on Dearborn between Harrison and Adams. 

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Memorial Day Parade.     
 
 
  
Temporary Reroute 
#130 Museum Campus 
#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express 

Sat, May 23 
7am to 10am or completion 

How does this affect my trip? 
Buses will operate in both directions via McFetridge Drive and the Field Museum (east service drive).  

Buses will not operate on east of the Field Museum service drive and will not directly serve the  Shedd Aquarium or Adler Planetarium.

Allow extra travel time.  

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Soldier Field 10 Mile Race.
    
  
 
 
#130 Museum Campus Temporary Reroute 

Sun, May 24
4am to 10:45am or completion 

How does this affect my trip? 
Buses in both directions will begin/end their trips at Roosevelt/Michigan. 

Buses will not enter the Museum Campus.
 

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Bike the Drive event.    
  
 
 

#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express Temporary Reroute 

Sun, May 24
4am to 10:45am or completion 

How does this affect my trip? 
Southbound
 buses will operate via Inner Lake Shore Drive, Sheridan, Cannon Drive, Stockton, LaSalle Drive, Inner Lake Shore Drive, Michigan, Wacker, State, 11th, Wabash, and Roosevelt, ending their trips at Roosevelt/Michigan. 

Northbound buses will begin their trips at Roosevelt/Michigan, operate via Roosevelt, State, Wacker, Michigan, Inner Lake Shore Drive, LaSalle Drive, Stockton, Cannon Drive, and Sheridan, then resume their normal route on Inner Lake Shore Drive. 

Buses will not enter the Museum Campus. 

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Bike the Drive event.
    
 
  
 
#147 Outer Drive Express Temporary Reroute 

Sun, May 24
4am to 10:45am or completion 

How does this affect my trip?  
Buses will operate in both directions via Foster, Marine Drive, Inner Lake Shore Drive, Sheridan, Cannon Drive, Stockton, LaSalle Drive, Inner Lake Shore Drive, and Michigan. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Bike the Drive event.

  


 

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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