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Weekend Service Changes



Oct 31 - Nov 3

 
 
 

Rail Lines

 
 
 
Effective Sun, Nov 2

New Schedules in Effect

Beginning Sunday, Nov 2, updated schedules will go into effect for most rail routes. The following rail lines will have new schedules:

  • Red Line
  • Blue Line
  • Green Line
  • Pink Line
  • Purple Line
  • Brown Line
  • Orange Line

 
All Brown Line service on Sundays and holidays will operate between Kimball and Loop. Kimball-Belmont shuttles on Sundays/holidays are discontinued. In addition, the last train from Kimball will leave a half hour later, at 1am (Monday morning) instead of 12:30am. See alert below for more details.

All other routes continue to have the same frequency and span of service, but arrival times may change up to a few minutes.

For a copy of the new timetable brochure for any route, visit the Advance Timetable page or call 1-888-YOUR-CTA.
 
 
 
BLUE LINE
 
 
Oct 31 – Nov 1
10pm Fri to 8am Sat

Boarding Change, Delays Between Racine and Jackson

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the Forest Park-bound side of the platform at the UIC-Halsted, Clinton, and LaSalle stations.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Racine and Jackson, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Service is affected due to IDOT construction on the Halsted Street Bridge as part of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Circle Interchange Project.
 

 
 
Nov 2 – 3
9pm Sun to 4am Mon

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.
 
 
 
BROWN LINE
 

 
Sat, Nov 1
7am to 7pm

Kimball-bound Trains Bypass Diversey Station

How does this affect my trip?
Kimball-bound trains will not stop at the Diversey station.

For service to Diversey, take a Kimball-bound train to Wellington and transfer to a Loop-bound train.

For service from Diversey, take a Loop-bound train to Fullerton and transfer to a Kimball-bound train.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing track maintenance to ensure that trains continue to operate safely along the Brown Line.
 
 
 
Effective Sun, Nov 2

Earlier, Later Sunday/Holiday Service to the Loop

How does this affect my trip?
All Brown Line service on Sundays and holidays will operate between Kimball and Loop. Kimball-Belmont shuttles on Sundays/holidays are discontinued.

In addition, the last train from Kimball will leave a half hour later, at 1am (Monday morning) instead of 12:30am. Earlier and later evening service will operate as follows (all times on Sunday unless otherwise noted):

Sunday mornings:

  • Toward the Loop: First train will leave Kimball to the Loop at 5am instead of 6:30am.
  • Toward Kimball:
    • First train will leave the Loop (Washington/Wells) to Kimball at 5:35am instead of 7:03am.
    • First train will leave Belmont to Kimball at 6:04am instead of 5:25am.

Sunday evenings:

  • Toward the Loop: Last train will leave Kimball to the Loop at 1am Monday instead of 11:50pm Sunday.
  • Toward Kimball: Last train will leave the Loop (Washington/Wells) to Kimball at 1:35am Monday instead of 12:23am.
     

 
 
Sun, Nov 2
6:30am to 5:30pm

Boarding Change, Delays Between Sedgwick and Fullerton

How does this affect my trip?
6:30am to 12 noon
: Board/exit all trains on the Loop-bound platform at the Armitage station.

12 noon to 5:30pm: Board/exit all trains on the Kimball-bound platform at the Armitage station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Sedgwick and Fullerton, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are making structural improvements to remove slow zones and improve rail service on the Brown Line as part of the Ravenswood Connector Rehabilitation Project. 
 
 
 
GREEN LINE
 
 
Nov 1- 3
2am Sat to 4am Mon

Bus Substitution Between Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT Stations

How does this affect my trip?
Shuttle buses replace rail service between Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT.

Trains operate between Harlem/Lake, Downtown and Roosevelt, and between 35th-Bronzeville-IIT, Ashland/63rd and Cottage Grove.

Rail-Shuttle Transfers: Free transfer between shuttle buses and rail service is only available at Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT, and requires the farecard used to pay your fare at the start of your trip.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Service is affected due to the construction of the new Cermak-McCormick Place station.
 
 
 
PINK LINE
 
 
Sat, Nov 1
5am to 3pm

Boarding Change, Delays Between Kostner and 54th/Cermak

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

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Kostner and 54th/Cermak, 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 Pink Line.

 
 
 
RED LINE
 
 
Sat, Nov 1

12:01am to 4am

95th-bound Trains Bypass Jarvis Thru Bryn Mawr Stations

How does this affect my trip?
95th-bound trains will not stop at Jarvis, Morse, Loyola, Granville, Thorndale or Bryn Mawr stations.

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

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

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.
 
 
 
Sun, Nov 2
12:01am to 4am

Howard-bound Trains Bypass Bryn Mawr Thru Jarvis Stations

How does this affect my trip?
Howard-bound trains will not stop at Bryn Mawr, Thorndale, Granville, Loyola, Morse or Jarvis stations.

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

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

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.
 
 
#8 Halsted Temporary Reroute

Fri, Oct 31
7pm to 9:30pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Halsted, Clark, Addison, and Halsted.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are being rerouted due to the Northalsted Halloween Parade.
 
 
 
#9 Ashland Temporary Reroute

Sun, Nov 2
9am to 12 noon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Ashland, 74th, Halsted, 63rd and Ashland.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are being rerouted due to the Englewood Walk/Run 5K Marathon.
 
 
 
#44 Wallace/Racine Temporary Reroute

Sun, Nov 2
9am to 12 noon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Racine, 74th, Halsted, 63rd and Racine.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are being rerouted due to the Englewood Walk/Run 5K Marathon.
 
 
 
#48 South Damen Temporary Reroute

6am, Mon, Oct 27 to 6am, Tue, Nov 25 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Damen, 79th, Ashland, 76th, and Damen.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction on Damen between 77th and 78th streets.
 
 
 
#63 63rd Temporary Reroute

6am, Wed, Oct 29 to 6am, Wed , Nov 5 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Westbound
buses will operate via 63rd, Indiana, 60th, and Michigan, then resume their normal route on 63rd.

Eastbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction at 63rd/Indiana.
 
 
 
#63 63rd Temporary Reroute

6am, Sat, Nov 1 to 6am, Fri, Nov 14 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 bridge construction on 63rd between Yale and Wentworth. 
 
 
 
#67 67th/69th/71st Temporary Reroute

Sun, Nov 2
9am to 12 noon or completion

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

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are being rerouted due to the Englewood Walk/Run 5K Marathon
 
 
 
Extra Bus Service for Event at Soldier Field
#130 Museum Campus
#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express 

Sat Nov 1

How does this affect my trip?

  • #130 Museum Campus: Buses will operate extra service every 15 to 17 minutes between the Ogilvie Transportation Center and Museum Campus until approximately 10 minutes after the start of the event, and then immediately following the event.
  • #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express: Buses will operate extra service between Downtown and the Museum Campus, starting approximately 2 hours before the start of the event, and then immediately following the event.
     

Why is service being changed?
Extra service is being added for the convenience of customers attending the USA Eagles vs New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Match at Soldier Field.
 
 
 
#156 LaSalle Temporary Reroute

Fri, Oct 31
4pm to 11pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound
buses will operate via Sheridan, Inner Lake Shore Drive, West Sheridan, Pine Grove, Irving Park, and Inner Lake Shore Drive to Addison, ending their trips at Inner Lake Shore Drive/Addison.

Southbound buses will begin their trips at Inner Lake Shore Drive/Addison and will operate via Inner Lake Shore Drive to Belmont, then continue their normal route on Sheridan.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Northalsted Halloween Parade.
 


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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