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

August 7, 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 Montrose Blue Line stations will be temporarily suspended from 9 p.m. Friday, August 8 to 3 a.m. Monday, August 11 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 and Montrose 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 station is 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 Montrose station and then proceed to the accessible Logan Square station.

Northbound customers are advised to exit at Logan Square rather than traveling to Montrose, 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 both stations.


# # #
Back to news
System status snapshot
‘L’ route status
Red Line
Normal Service
Blue Line
Normal Service
Brown Line
Normal Service
Green Line
Normal Service
Orange Line
Normal Service
Pink Line
Normal Service
Purple Line
Normal Service
Yellow Line
Normal Service
Bus routes w/alerts
Elevator alerts