Blue Line Service between Belmont and Montrose Temporarily Suspended this Weekend for Slow Zone Work

September 25, 2008

Rail service between the Belmont and Montrose Blue Line stations will be temporarily suspended from 9 p.m. Friday, September 26 to 3 a.m. Monday, September 29 in order to replace deteriorated rail ties, tie plates and spikes.

Bus shuttles will operate as a substitute for rail service between the Belmont and Montrose stations stopping at Belmont, Addison, Irving Park and Montrose. Express shuttles also will operate between the Belmont and Montrose stations to provide non-stop service between Belmont and Montrose only.

In addition, CTA personnel will be available to direct customers to awaiting buses. Customers should allow extra travel time.

Alternate service for customers with disabilities
Because the Belmont and Montrose stations are not equipped with elevators, CTA also will provide a bus shuttle for customers who need elevators to access rail service. Southbound customers who need an elevator to access rail service should board the CTA shuttle bus at Jefferson Park which will proceed to the accessible Logan Square station.

Northbound customers are advised to exit at Logan Square rather than traveling to Belmont. At Logan Square they can board a CTA shuttle bus to the accessible Jefferson Park station.

Customers with disabilities also have the option of boarding a #56 Milwaukee bus which operates between the Logan Square and Jefferson Park stations.

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