Blue Line Service between Jefferson Park and Irving Park Temporarily Suspended this Weekend

August 20, 2008


Work to eliminate slow zones on the O'Hare branch of the Blue Line resumes this weekend.

Rail service between the Jefferson Park and Irving Park Blue Line stations will be temporarily suspended from 9 p.m. Friday, August 22 to 3 a.m. Monday, August 25 in order to replace deteriorated rail ties, tie plates and spikes.

Bus shuttles will operate as a substitute for rail service between the Jefferson Park, Montrose and Irving Park stations.

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 Montrose and Irving Park stations are not equipped with an elevator, southbound customers who need an elevator to access rail service should board the CTA shuttle bus at Jefferson Park, which will stop at the Montrose and Irving Park stations and then proceed to the accessible Logan Square station.

Northbound customers are advised to exit at Logan Square rather than traveling to Irving Park, where 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 these stations.


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