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Weekend Service Changes

Sep 23 - 26

 

 

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LOOP 'L'


Sep 23 - 26
10pm Fri to 4am Mon

Trains Rerouted Downtown - Lake and Wabash Closed; Pink Line Rerouted to Connect to Racine Blue Line Station

How does this affect my trip?
Orange, Green, Pink and Brown Line trains will be rerouted as follows:

Orange and Brown Lines: Trains will operate as one route, between Kimball and Midway, via Wells and Van Buren on the Loop elevated.

Green Line: Trains will operate between Harlem and 63rd via Wells and Van Buren on the Loop elevated.

Pink Line: Trains will operate between 54th/Cermak and Polk, then to Racine Blue Line for connecting Blue Line train service to/from downtown. 

  • For service to downtown from Pink Line stations between 54th/Cermak and Polk, take a Pink Line train toward the Loop and stay on board until the train reaches Racine on the Blue Line, where you can transfer to continuing Blue Line service into downtown.
     
  • For service from downtown to Pink Line stations between Polk and 54th/Cermak, take a Blue Line train toward Forest Park to Racine and transfer to a Pink Line train toward 54th/Cermak. 
     
  • For service to/from Ashland, Morgan or Clinton stations, use Blue Line service between Racine and Jackson, and Green Line service.
     

Customers may transfer between the Loop elevated, and Blue and Red line subways at Harold Washington Library (Loop elevated) and Jackson (Blue and Red lines) stations.

See detailed alert for Loop reroute map

Allow extra travel time.


Why is service being changed?
Service is affected due to the construction for the new Washington/Wabash station.




BLUE LINE
 
 
Sep 23 – 26
10pm Fri to 4am Mon

Boarding Change, Delays Between Cumberland and Jefferson Park

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

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

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing station construction to improve the Harlem (O’Hare branch) station as part of the Your New Blue modernization program.  




RED LINE


Sep 23 - 26
10pm Fri to 4am Mon

Howard-bound Trains Bypass Wilson Thru Argyle Stations

How does this affect my trip?
Howard-bound trains will not stop at Wilson, Lawrence, and Argyle stations.

For service to these stations, take a Howard-bound train to Berwyn and transfer to a 95th-bound train.

For service from these stations, take a 95th-bound train to Sheridan and transfer to a Howard-bound train.

Sheridan Station: Howard-bound trains will stop at their normal platform. Board/exit trains on the outer tracks instead of the inner tracks.

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.

 

Temporary Reroutes
#6 Jackson Park Express
#J14 Jeffery Jump

 

Sun, Sep 25
6:30am to 2pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound #6
Jackson Park Express buses will operate via South Shore, 71st, Jeffery, 67th, Cottage Grove, 55th, Lake Park, 56th, Hyde Park Boulevard, Lake Park, 47th, King Drive, Cermak, and Michigan to Balbo, then continue their normal route on Michigan.

Southbound #6 buses will operate via Michigan, Cermak, King Drive, 47th, Lake Park, 5th, Cottage Grove, 67th, Jeffery, and 75th, then resume their normal route on South Shore.

#J14 Jeffery Jump buses will operate in both directions via Jeffery, 67th, King Drive, Cermak, and Michigan.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Chicago Half Marathon and 5K event.



Temporary Bus Stop Changes
#7 Harrison
#60 Blue Island/26th

9am, Thu, Sep 22 to 4pm, Fri, Oct 21 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The bus stops located mid-block near the intersection of Harrison/900 West are temporarily discontinued

Why is service being affected?
The bus stops are temporarily discontinued due to construction.
 


Temporary Reroute
#15 Jeffery Local
#28 Stony Island

Sun, Sep 25
6:30am to 2pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Between Lake Park/55th and Stony Island/67th, #15 Jeffery Local and #28 Stony Island buses will operate in both directions via 55th, Cottage Grove, and 67th.
 
Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Chicago Half Marathon and 5K event.



#20 Madison Temporary Reroute

Sep 23 – 24
10pm Fri to 4pm Sat or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via Madison, Damen, Warren, and Ashland, then resume their normal route on Madison.

Westbound buses will operate via Madison, Ashland, Washington, and Damen, then resume their normal route on Madison.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Blackhawks Training Camp.



#36 Broadway Temporary Reroute

Sep 23 - 26
9pm Fri to 4am 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 Wilson Station Reconstruction project. 
 


#36 Broadway Temporary Reroute

Sat, Sep 24
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, Sep 25
6:30am to 2pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via 55th, Lake Park, 56th, Hyde Park, and 55th, ending their trips at 55th/Hyde Park.

Westbound buses will begin their trips at 55th/Hyde Park, then continue their normal route on 55th.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Chicago Half Marathon and 5K event.



#59 59th/61st Temporary Reroute

Sep 24 - 26
2am Sat to 6am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via Dorchester, 60th, and Stony Island, ending their trips at Stony Island/60th.

Westbound buses will begin their trips at Stony Island/60th, operate via Stony Island, 63rd, and Dorchester, then resume their normal route on 61st.

Allow extra travel time.
 
Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Hyde Park Jazz Festival.



#63 63rd Temporary Reroute

Sun, Sep 25
6:30am to 2pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via 63rd, Dorchester, 64th, and Blackstone, ending their trips at Blackstone/63rd.

Westbound buses will begin their trips at Blackstone/63rd, then resume their normal route on 63rd.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Chicago Half Marathon and 5K event.



#66 Chicago Temporary Reroute

Sat, Sep 24
6am to 11am or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Chicago, Cicero, Division, Austin, and the Chicago/Austin terminal.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Austin Power 5K Run and Walk.



#67 67th/69th/71st Temporary Reroute

Sun, Sep 25
6:30am to 2pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via 67th and Stony Island, ending their trips at Stony Island/70th.

Westbound buses will begin their trips at Stony Island/69th, operate via Stony Island to 67th, then resume their normal route on 67th.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Chicago Half Marathon and 5K event.



#70 Division Temporary Reroute

Sat, Sep 24
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. 



#78 Montrose Temporary Reroute

9pm, Fri, Sep 23 to 4pm, Wed, Oct 5 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via Clark, Lawrence, and Sheridan, then resume their normal route on Wilson.

Westbound buses will operate via Broadway, Wilson, Sheridan, Lawrence, and Clark to Wilson, then continue their normal route on Clark.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Wilson Station Reconstruction project.



#81 Lawrence Temporary Reroute

Sun, Sep 25
7am to 11am or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Lawrence, Western, Foster, Ashland, and Lawrence.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the OUI Run 5K.



#87 87th Temporary Reroute

10am, Wed, Sep 21 to 4pm, Fri, Oct 7 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via 87th, King Drive, 83rd, and Cottage Grove, then resume their normal route on 87th.

Westbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction at 87th/Eberhart.



Temporary Reroute
#147 Outer Drive Express
#151 Sheridan

Sun, Sep 25
7am to 10am or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Between Sheridan/Hollywood and Sheridan/Devon/Broadway, #147 Outer Drive Express and #151 Sheridan buses will operate in both directions via Bryn Mawr and Broadway.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Edgewater 5K Walk/Run event.



#171 U of Chicago/Hyde Park Temporary Reroute

Sep 24 - 26
2am Sat to 6am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Southbound
buses will operate via 55th, Cottage Grove, and 60th, ending their trips at 60th/University.

Northbound buses will begin their trips at 60th/University, operate via 60th, Stony Island, and 59th, then resume their normal route on University.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Hyde Park Jazz Festival.



#172 U. of Chicago/Kenwood  Temporary Reroute

Fri, Sep 23
11am to 3pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound
buses will operate via 59th, University, and 57th, then resume their normal route on Woodlawn.

Southbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the University of Chicago /57th & Woodlawn Block Party.



#172 U of Chicago/Kenwood Temporary Reroute

Sep 24 - 26
2am Sat to 6am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Southbound
buses will operate via Ellis, 55th, Cottage Grove, and 60th, ending their trips at 60th/University.

Northbound buses will begin their trips at 60th/University, operate via 60th, Stony Island, and 59th, then resume their normal route on Woodlawn.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Hyde Park Jazz Festival.  


 

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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