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147 Outer Drive Express

Bus route information

All CTA buses are accessible

Service description: No stops between Foster/Marine and Michigan/Delaware. See schedule for full details.

First bus/last bus

Spans of service below show when first bus departs terminal of origin through last bus departs terminal of origin. First and last buses reach mid-route stops later than these times-see schedule or use trip planner for specific times when service works for you.

Howard (accessible) (Red, Purple, Yellow) south to Michigan/Ida B. Wells
4:30a-9:30p weekdays, 5:00a-9:40p Saturday, 5:40a-9:40p Sunday
Michigan/Ida B. Wells north to Howard (accessible) (Red, Purple, Yellow)
5:15a-10:30p weekdays, 5:45a-10:30p Saturday, 6:45a-10:30p Sunday

(Precise hours of service may vary depending on where along the route you are.)

Service alerts

Current alerts 2
New Schedules in Effect
Special Note

Beginning Sunday, June 16, updated schedules will go into effect for several bus routes.

Temporary Bus Stop Change
Bus Stop Note

Southbound bus stop on the NW corner of Michigan/Washington, serving rtes 3, 4, 19, 20, 26, 60, N66, 124, 143, 147, 151 & 157, will be temporarily discontinued.

Upcoming alerts 1

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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
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