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Weekend Service Changes

 

 
Aug 18 - 21

 

 

 
Rail Lines


 


BLUE, BROWN, GREEN, and ORANGE LINES


Aug 19 - 20

Sat to Sun

Increased Capacity for Air and Water Show

How does this affect my trip?
Blue Line: Longer trains will operate from O’Hare, 7am to 7pm, and from Forest Park, 8am to 8pm, daily.

Brown Line: Longer trains will operate between Kimball and the Loop, 7am to 7pm, daily.

Green Line: Longer trains will operate from Harlem/Lake, 7am to 7pm, and from Ashland/63rd-Cottage Grove, 8am to 8pm, daily.
 
Orange Line: Longer trains will operate between Midway and the Loop, 7am to 7pm, daily.

Buy your fare in advance! Avoid long lines after the Air and Water Show by buying 1-Day Ventra Tickets good for 24 hours ($10 at stations) or Two Single-Ride Tickets ($6 at stations), in advance.

Got Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay? You can go straight to the fare reader with your phone to pay! Full fare applies ($2.25/ride at most stations).

Why is service being changed?
Extra capacity is being provided for the convenience of customers attending the 2017 Chicago Air and Water Show. 
 
 
 
BLUE LINE 
 
 
Aug 18 - 19
10pm Fri to 5am Sat 

Aug 19 - 20
10pm Sat to 6am Sun  

Boarding Change, Delays Between Western (Forest Park branch) and UIC-Halsted

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the Forest Park-bound side of the platform at the Illinois Medical District and Racine stations.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Western (Forest Park branch) and UIC-Halsted, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing construction to improve the Illinois Medical District station and track maintenance to ensure that trains continue to operate safely along the Blue Line. 

 

Aug 20 – 21
11pm Sun to 4am Mon

Boarding Change, Delays Between O’Hare and Cumberland

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

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between O’Hare and Cumberland, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing maintenance at the Rosemont station. 
 


 

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. 
 


#8 Halsted Temporary Reroute

Sat, Aug 19
10:30am to 1:30pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound
buses will operate via Halsted, 69th, Wentworth, and Garfield, then resume their normal route on Halsted.
 
Southbound buses will operate via Halsted, Garfield, Wells, Yale, Wells, Wentworth and 69th, then resume their normal route on Halsted.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Englewood Back to School Parade. 


 
 
#22 Clark Temporary Reroute

Aug 19 – 20
Sat to Sun
8am to 5pm, daily  

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound
buses will operate via Clark, Elm, and LaSalle, then resume their normal route on Clark.

Southbound buses will operate via Clark, LaSalle, and Maple, then resume their normal route on Clark.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the 2017 Chicago Air & Water Show.  
 



#29 State Temporary Reroute
 
9am, Wed, Aug 16 to 4pm, Wed, Sep 6 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound
buses will operate via 95th, State, and I-94 (Dan Ryan expressway) to the 87th exit, then resume their normal route on State.

Southbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to Belt Railway bridge deck replacement. 

 
 
 
#36 Broadway Temporary Reroute

Sat, Aug 19
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 resume 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. 
 
 
 
 
#36 Broadway Temporary Reroute

Aug 19 – 20
Sat to Sun
8am to 5pm, daily

How does this affect my trip?
8am to 2pm, Sat:
Northbound buses will operate via State, Elm, and LaSalle, then resume their normal route on Clark.

2pm to 5pm, Sat and 8am to 5pm, Sun: Northbound buses will operate via Division and LaSalle, then resume their normal route on Clark.

8am to 5pm, daily: Southbound buses will operate via Clark, LaSalle, and Maple, then resume their normal route on State.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the 2017 Chicago Air & Water Show.  
 



#44 Wallace/Racine Temporary Reroute

Sat, Aug 19
10:30am to 1:30pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Racine, 63rd, Loomis, 69th, and Racine.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Englewood Back to School Parade. 



#59 59th/61st Temporary Reroute

Sat, Aug 19
10:30am to 1:30pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via 59th, Morgan, Garfield, Wells, and 57th, then resume their normal route on Wentworth.
 
Westbound buses will operate via Garfield and Morgan, then resume their normal route on 59th.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Englewood Back to School Parade. 



#63 63rd Temporary Reroute

Sat, Aug 19
10:30am to 1:30pm or completion

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

Westbound buses will operate 63rd, Wentworth, Garfield, and Racine, then resume their normal route on 63rd.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Englewood Back to School Parade.
 
 
 
#70 Division Temporary Reroute

Sat, Aug 19
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. 
 
 
 
#72 North Temporary Reroute

Aug 15 – 21
5am Tue to 3pm Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses that operate to/from the North Avenue Beach bus terminal will begin/ end their trips at the North Avenue/ Clark bus terminal.

Buses will not serve the North Avenue Beach terminal.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the 2017 Chicago Air & Water Show.



#73 Armitage Temporary Reroute

Aug 19 – 20
2pm to 5pm,Sat and 8am to 5pm, Sun

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via Armitage, Lincoln, and Clark, ending their trips at Clark/Wisconsin.

Westbound buses will begin their trips at Clark/Wisconsin, then continue their normal route on Clark.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the 2017 Chicago Air & Water Show.



#87 87th Temporary Reroute

9am, Thu Aug 17 to 4pm, Thu, Aug 24 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via 87th, Houston, and 90th, then resume their normal route Buffalo.

Westbound buses are not affected.

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



#94 South California Temporary Reroute

Sat, Aug 19
9am to 8pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Southbound
buses will operate via Sacramento and Warren, then resume their normal route on California.

Northbound buses will operate via California, Washington, Sacramento to Fulton, then continue their normal route on Sacramento.
 
Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the 2900 West Fulton Block Party.



#126 Jackson Temporary Reroute

Sat, Aug 19
6:30am to 11:59pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Jackson, Central, Madison, Austin, and Jackson.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Taste of Austin.



#151 Sheridan Temporary Reroute

Aug 19 – 20
Sat to Sun
8am to 5pm, daily

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound buses will operate via Inner Lake Shore Drive, Division, State, Elm, LaSalle, and LaSalle Drive, then resume their normal route on Stockton.

Southbound buses will operate via Stockton, LaSalle Drive, LaSalle, Oak, State, and Division, then resume their normal route on Inner Lake Shore Drive.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the 2017 Chicago Air & Water Show. 



#157 Streeterville/Taylor Temporary Reroute

Aug 17 – 21
8am Thu to 6am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Taylor, Ashland, Roosevelt, Racine, and Taylor.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Taylor Street Festa Italiana. 



#205 Chicago/Golf Temporary Reroute

5am, Tue, Aug 15 to 4pm, Fri, Aug 25 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
School Trips only:
Buses will operate in both directions via Golf, Central Park, and Grant.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to water main work on Grant between Crawford and Central Park.
 


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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