18 Downtown CTA Bus Routes Undergo New Changes in Service Beginning Saturday, June 16

June 11, 2012
Routing and bus stop changes for Stage IV of Revive Wacker Drive Project
 
Changes in service along 18 downtown CTA bus routes will go into effect at the start of service beginning Saturday, June 16, until further notice, due to the closure of Jackson and Adams streets at Wacker Drive as crews commence work associated with Stage IV of the Revive Wacker Drive, Part 2 project.
 
As a result of these street closures and the reopening of Monroe at Wacker, buses operating along the 18 affected routes will either be rerouted, returned to their original routing or only have minor changes in bus stop locations. Specific changes in service are outlined below.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time along these routes:
 
ROUTE:
WHAT'S CHANGED?
#1 Indiana/Hyde Park
New routing
#7 Harrison
New routing – eastbound
#11 Lincoln/Sedgwick
New routing – northbound
#14 Jeffery Express
Returned to original routing – southbound
#X28 Stony Island Express
New routing
#60 Blue Island/26th
Returned to original routing – westbound
#121 Union/Wacker Express
New routing – eastbound
#123 Illinois Center/Union Express
New routing – eastbound
#124 Navy Pier
Returned to original routing – westbound
#126 Jackson
New routing – eastbound
#129 West Loop/South Loop
New routing – southbound AM service only
#130 Museum Campus
New routing – eastbound
#132 Goose Island Express
New routing – southbound
#135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express
Changes in bus stop locations only
#136 Clarendon/LaSalle Express
Changes in bus stop locations only
#151 Sheridan
New routing
#156 LaSalle
New routing – northbound
#157 Streeterville/Taylor
Returned to original routing – westbound
 
Importantly, additional changes in service are expected in the next 3-4 weeks as project work progresses. CTA will advise customers of these future changes in service, but customers are encouraged to visit transitchicago.com or by following CTA on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for timely system travel updates and alerts. 
 

CTA INFORMATION SPECIALISTS

To prepare customers for the upcoming changes in service along the 18 affected routes, CTA information specialists will be available during morning and evening rush periods on Thursday, June 14; Friday, June 15; Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19, at multiple downtown locations including:
 
Canal/Adams
Randolph/State
Canal at Union Station
Randolph/Wells
Jackson/Chicago River
Clinton/Washington
Jackson/Franklin
Clinton/Madison
Jackson/Financial Place
Canal/Jackson
Jackson/Dearborn
Franklin/Adams
State/Adams
Washington/Canal
Randolph/Michigan
Monroe/Franklin
 
In addition, CTA is alerting customers to these upcoming service changes via signs posted at bus stops in the downtown area along all affected routes.
 

REROUTES AND BUS STOP CHANGES

The following bus routes will undergo routing changes and/or bus stop changes as a result of the closure of Jackson Street and continued closure of Adams Street at Wacker Drive:
 

#1 Indiana/Hyde Park

Northbound #1 Indiana/Hyde Park buses will be unable to travel on Adams between Clinton and Canal. From Clinton/Adams, northbound #1 buses will instead turn west onto Adams to Desplaines and travel via Desplaines to Harrison before beginning southbound service.
 
Southbound #1 buses will be unable to travel on Jackson between Canal and Clark. From Desplaines/Harrison, southbound buses will operate via Harrison, Canal, Monroe, Clark to Jackson and resume the regular route.
 
Bus Stop Changes – Northbound #1 Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served by northbound #1 buses:
 
  • Desplaines/Quincy: buses will serve the southbound far side stop.
  • Desplaines/Van Buren: buses will serve the southbound far side stop.
  • Desplaines/Congress-Harrison: buses will serve the southbound mid-block stop on Desplaines between Congress and Harrison.
  • Canal/Adams-Jackson (Union Station): the southbound mid-block stop on Canal between Adams and Jackson will be removed from service.
 
Bus Stop Changes – Southbound #1 Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served by southbound #1 buses:
 
  • Harrison/Jefferson: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
  • Harrison/Clinton: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
  • Canal/Harrison: buses will serve the northbound far side stop.
  • Canal/Van Buren: buses will serve the northbound far side stop.
  • Canal/Adams (Union Station): buses will serve the northbound near side stop.
  • Monroe/Canal: buses will serve the eastbound far side stop.
  • Monroe/Franklin: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
  • Monroe/LaSalle: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
  • Canal/Adams-Jackson (Union Station): the southbound mid-block stop on Canal between Adams and Jackson will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Chicago River: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Franklin: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Financial Place: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
 

#7 Harrison

Eastbound #7 Harrison buses will be unable to travel on Jackson between Canal and Franklin. Eastbound #7 buses will instead travel north on Canal past Jackson to Monroe then operate via Franklin to Jackson and resume the regular route.
 
Westbound #7 buses will maintain the current reroute.  
 
Bus Stop Changes – Eastbound #7 Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served by eastbound #7 buses:
 
  • Canal/Van Buren: buses will serve the northbound far side stop.
  • Canal/Adams (Union Station): buses will serve the northbound near side stop.
  • Monroe/Canal: buses will serve the eastbound far side stop.
  • Monroe/Franklin: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
  • Jackson/Chicago River: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Franklin: the eastbound near side stop will be relocated to a far side stop.
  • Canal/Jackson: the northbound near side stop will be removed from service.
 

#11 Lincoln/Sedgwick

Northbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick buses will be unable to travel on Jackson between Canal and Franklin. Northbound #11 buses will instead travel north on Canal past Jackson to Monroe then operate via Monroe to Franklin and resume the regular route.
 
Southbound #11 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 
Bus Stop Changes – Northbound #11 Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served by northbound #11 buses:
 
  • Canal/Van Buren: buses will serve the northbound far side stop.
  • Canal/Adams (Union Station): buses will serve the northbound near side stop.
  • Monroe/Canal: buses will serve the eastbound far side stop.
  • Jackson/Chicago River: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Franklin/Adams: the northbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Canal/Jackson: the northbound near side stop will be removed from service.
 

#X28 Stony Island Express

Northbound #X28 Stony Island Express buses will be unable to travel on Adams between Clinton and Canal. From Clinton/Adams, #X28 buses will instead turn west onto Adams to Desplaines and travel via Desplaines to Harrison before beginning southbound service.
 
Southbound #X28 buses will be unable to travel on Jackson between Canal and Clark. From Desplaines/Harrison, southbound #X28 buses will operate via Harrison, Canal, Monroe, Clark to Jackson and resume the regular route.
 
Bus Stop Changes – Northbound #X28 Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served by northbound #X28 buses:
 
  • Desplaines/Quincy: buses will serve the southbound far side stop.
  • Desplaines/Van Buren: buses will serve the southbound far side stop.
  • Desplaines/Congress-Harrison: buses will serve the southbound mid-block stop on Desplaines between Congress and Harrison.
  • Canal/Adams-Jackson (Union Station): the southbound mid-block stop on Canal between Adams and Jackson will be removed from service.
 
Bus Stop Changes – Southbound #X28 Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served by southbound #X28 buses:
 
  • Harrison/Jefferson: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
  • Harrison/Clinton: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
  • Canal/Harrison: buses will serve the northbound far side stop.
  • Canal/Van Buren: buses will serve the northbound far side stop.
  • Canal/Adams (Union Station): buses will serve the northbound near side stop.
  • Monroe/Canal: buses will serve the eastbound far side stop.
  • Monroe/Franklin: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
  • Monroe/LaSalle: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
  • Canal/Adams-Jackson (Union Station): the southbound mid-block stop on Canal between Adams and Jackson will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Chicago River: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Franklin: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Financial Place: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
 

#121 Union/Wacker Express and #123 Illinois Center/Union Express

Westbound #121 Union/Wacker Express and #123 Illinois Center/Union Express buses will maintain the reroute currently in effect.
 
Eastbound #121 and #123 buses will be unable to travel on Jackson between Canal and Franklin. From Jackson/Canal, eastbound #121 Union/Wacker buses and #123 Illinois Center/Union Express buses will instead travel via Jackson, Canal, Monroe to Franklin and resume the regular route.
 

#126 Jackson

Eastbound #126 Jackson buses will be unable to travel on Jackson between Canal and Franklin. Eastbound #126 buses will instead travel via Jackson, Canal, Monroe, Franklin to Jackson and resume the regular route.
 
Westbound #126 buses will maintain the current reroute.
 
Bus Stop Changes – Eastbound #126 Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served by eastbound #126 buses:
 
  • Canal/Adams (Union Station): buses will serve the northbound near side stop.
  • Monroe/Canal: buses will serve the eastbound far side stop.
  • Monroe/Franklin: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
  • Jackson/Chicago River: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Franklin: the eastbound near side stop will be relocated to a far side stop.
 

#129 West Loop/South Loop – AM Service Only

During morning (AM) service hours only, southbound #129 West Loop/South Loop buses will be unable to travel south of Clinton/Monroe. From Clinton/Madison (Ogilvie Transportation Center), southbound #129 buses will travel south on Clinton to Monroe then operate via Monroe, Clark to Jackson and then resume the regular route.
 
Northbound #129 buses operating on the AM schedule are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 
Northbound #129 buses on the PM schedule will maintain the current reroute.
 
Bus Stop Changes – Southbound #129 Buses – AM Service Only
The following changes will be made to stops served by southbound #129 buses:
 
  • Monroe/Canal: buses will serve the eastbound far side stop.
  • Monroe/Franklin: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
  • Monroe/LaSalle: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
  • Clinton/Monroe: the southbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Clinton/Quincy: the southbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Chicago River: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Franklin: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Financial Place: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
 

#130 Museum Campus

Eastbound #130 Museum Campus buses will be unable to travel south of Clinton/Monroe. From Clinton/Madison, eastbound #130 buses will travel south on Clinton to Monroe then will operate via Monroe to State and resume the regular route.
 
Westbound #130 buses will maintain the current reroute.
 
Bus Stop Changes – Eastbound #130 Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served by eastbound #130 buses:
 
  • Monroe/Canal: buses will serve the eastbound far side stop.
  • Monroe/Franklin: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
  • Monroe/LaSalle: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
  • Monroe/Dearborn-State: buses will serve the eastbound mid-block stop on Monroe between Dearborn and State.
  • State/Jackson: buses will serve the southbound near side stop.
  • Clinton/Monroe: the southbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Clinton/Quincy: the southbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Chicago River: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Franklin: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Financial Place: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Dearborn: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/State: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
 

#132 Goose Island Express

Southbound #132 Goose Island Express buses will be unable to travel south of Clinton/Monroe. From Clinton/Monroe, southbound #132 buses will operate east on Monroe to Franklin then travel via Franklin to Jackson and resume the regular route.
 
Northbound #132 buses are unaffected and will travel over the regular route.
 
Bus Stop Changes – Southbound #132 Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served by southbound #132 buses:
 
  • Monroe/Canal: buses will serve the eastbound far side stop.
  • Jackson/Chicago River: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
 

#135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express

#136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express

There are no routing changes for #135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express and #136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express buses.
 
Bus Stop Changes – Northbound #135 and #136 Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served by northbound #135 and #136 buses:
 
  • Franklin/Jackson: northbound buses will start service from the northbound near side stop on Franklin at Jackson.
  • Jackson/Franklin: the eastbound near side stop has been temporarily removed from service.
 

#151 Sheridan

Northbound #151 Sheridan buses will be unable to travel via Canal to Jackson. Northbound #151 buses will instead depart from Canal/Monroe (1 block north of Union Station) and travel north on Canal to Monroe then will operate via Monroe to State and then resume the regular route.
 
Southbound #151 buses will be unable to travel on Canal between Adams and Jackson (Union Station). From Clinton/Adams, southbound #151 buses will instead travel via Clinton, Adams to Canal before beginning service on Canal at Monroe (1 block north of Union Station).
 
Bus Stop Changes – Northbound #151 Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served by northbound #151 buses:
 
  • Canal/Monroe (1 block north of Union Station): buses will serve the northbound near side stop.
  • Monroe/Franklin: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
  • Monroe/LaSalle: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
  • Monroe/Dearborn-State: buses will serve the eastbound mid-block stop between Dearborn and State.
  • Canal/Adams-Jackson (Union Station): the southbound mid-block stop on Canal between Adams and Jackson will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Chicago River: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Franklin: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Financial Place: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Dearborn: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • State/Adams: the northbound near side stop will be removed from service.
 

#156 LaSalle

Northbound #156 LaSalle buses will be unable to travel north on Canal to Jackson. From Desplaines/Harrison, northbound #156 buses will travel east on Harrison past Canal to Financial Place then operate via Financial Place, Van Buren, Franklin, Jackson to LaSalle and then resume the regular route.
 
Southbound #156 buses will maintain the current reroute.
 
Bus Stop Changes – Northbound #156 Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served by northbound #156 buses:
 
  • Harrison/404 W. Harrison (Main Post Office): buses will serve the eastbound mid-block stop on Harrison east of Canal and in front of the Main Chicago Post Office.
  • Financial Place/Congress: buses will serve the northbound near side stop.
  • Franklin/Jackson: buses will serve the northbound near side stop.
  • Canal/Harrison: the northbound far side stop will be removed from service.
  • Canal/Jackson: the northbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Chicago River: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Jackson/Franklin: the eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
 

#156 LaSalle (from Union Station) – AM and PM Rush Periods Only

To accommodate customers traveling from Union Station, select northbound #156 buses will depart from Canal/Adams (Union Station) and travel north on Canal to Monroe and then operate via Monroe to LaSalle and then resume the regular route.
 
Bus Stop Changes – Northbound #156 (from Union Station) Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served only by northbound #156 buses departing from Union Station during the AM and PM rush periods:
 
  • Canal/Adams: buses will serve the northbound near side stop.
  • Monroe/Canal: buses will serve the eastbound far side stop.
  • Monroe/Franklin: buses will serve the eastbound near side stop.
 

RESTORATION OF SERVICE

With the reopening of Monroe Street at Wacker Drive, the following bus routes will resume normal routing:
 

#14 Jeffery Express

Eastbound #14 Jeffery Express buses will resume normal routing – departing from Washington/Jefferson and travelling east on Washington, south on Clinton, east on Monroe and over the regular route.
 
Westbound #14 buses are unaffected and will continue to travel over the regular route.
 
Bus Stop Changes – Eastbound #14 Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served by eastbound #14 buses:
 
  • Clinton/Madison (Ogilvie Transportation Center): buses will resume serving the southbound near side stop.
  • Monroe/Canal: buses will resume serving the eastbound far side stop.
  • Monroe/Franklin: buses will resume serving the eastbound near side stop.
  • Washington/Canal: the temporary eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Washington/Franklin: the temporary eastbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Monroe/Franklin: the temporary eastbound far side stop will be removed from service.
 

#60 Blue Island/26th

Westbound #60 Blue Island/26th buses will resume normal routing and travel via Randolph, Michigan, Madison to Clinton and over the regular route.
 
Eastbound #60 buses are unaffected and will continue to travel over the regular route.
 
Bus Stop Changes – Westbound #60 Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served by westbound #60 buses:

 

  • Michigan/Washington: buses will resume serving the southbound near side stop.
  • Madison/Wabash: buses will resume serving the westbound near side stop.
  • Madison/State: buses will resume serving the westbound far side stop.
  • Madison/Clark: buses will resume serving the westbound near side stop.
  • Madison/Wells: buses will resume serving the westbound far side stop.
  • Madison/Wacker: buses will resume serving the westbound far side stop.
  • Madison/Canal: buses will resume serving the westbound near side stop.
  • Westbound Stops on Randolph: the temporary westbound stops along Randolph Street at Michigan, State, Clark, Wells and Wacker will be removed from service.
  • Clinton/Washington: the temporary southbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Clinton/Madison: the temporary southbound near side stop will be removed from service.
 

#124 Navy Pier

Westbound #124 Navy Pier buses will resume normal routing and operate via Michigan, Madison to Clinton and over the regular route.
 
Eastbound #124 buses are unaffected and will continue to travel over the regular route.
 
Bus Stop Changes – Westbound #124 Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served by westbound #124 buses:
 
  • Michigan/Washington: buses will resume serving the southbound near side stop.
  • Madison/Wabash: buses will resume serving the westbound near side stop.
  • Madison/State: buses will resume serving the westbound far side stop.
  • Madison/Clark: buses will resume serving the westbound near side stop.
  • Madison/Wells: buses will resume serving the westbound far side stop.
  • Madison/Wacker: buses will resume serving the westbound far side stop.
  • Madison/Canal: buses will resume serving the westbound near side stop.
  • Westbound Stops on Randolph: the temporary westbound stops along Randolph Street at State, Clark, Wells and Wacker will be removed from service.
  • Clinton/Washington: the temporary southbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Clinton/Madison: the temporary southbound near side stop will be removed from service.
 

#157 Streeterville/Taylor

Westbound #157 Streeterville/Taylor buses will resume normal routing and travel via Michigan, Madison to Clinton and over the regular route.
 
Eastbound #157 buses are unaffected and will continue to travel over the regular route.
 
Bus Stop Changes – Westbound #157 Buses
The following changes will be made to stops served by westbound #157 buses:
 
  • Michigan/Washington: buses will resume serving the southbound near side stop.
  • Madison/Wabash: buses will resume serving the westbound near side stop.
  • Madison/State: buses will resume serving the westbound far side stop.
  • Madison/Clark: buses will resume serving the westbound near side stop.
  • Madison/Wells: buses will resume serving the westbound far side stop.
  • Madison/Wacker: buses will resume serving the westbound far side stop.
  • Madison/Canal: buses will resume serving the westbound near side stop.
  • Westbound Stops on Randolph: the temporary westbound stops along Randolph Street at Michigan, State, Clark, Wells and Wacker will be removed from service.
  • Clinton/Washington: the temporary southbound near side stop will be removed from service.
  • Clinton/Madison: the temporary southbound near side stop will be removed from service.
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

An electronic version of the brochure being distributed by CTA Information Specialists regarding these changes in service is available online at transitchicago.com/wacker.
 
To receive timely updates on bus and rail service, customers can connect with the CTA via social media or sign up to receive subscription text/email alerts by visiting transitchicago.com/social.
 
For details about all CTA service, customers can also call 312-836-7000. 
 
For construction updates and project news regarding the Revive Wacker Drive, Part 2 project, please visit the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) website at wackerdrive.org.
 
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