A 56 Milwaukee bus in Wicker Park

56 Milwaukee

Bus route information

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Service description: 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.

Jefferson Park (accessible) (Blue) south to Madison/Wabash
4:20a-9:40p weekdays, 4:20a-9:40p Saturday, 4:20a-9:40p Sunday
Madison/Michigan north to Jefferson Park (accessible) (Blue)
5:10a-10:40p weekdays, 5:05a-10:40p Saturday, 5:05a-10:30p Sunday

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

Service alerts

Current alerts 3
New Schedules in Effect
Service Change

Beginning Sunday, Jun 9 updated schedules will go into effect on some CTA bus routes. See latest schedules at transitchicago.com.

Temporary Bus Stop Change
Bus Stop Note

The WB #152 bus stop on the NE corner at the staggered intersection of Addison/Kilbourn will be temp relocated to the NW corner.

Temporary Reroute
Planned Reroute

#56 buses will operate in both directions via Milwaukee, Cicero, Addison, and Milwaukee.

Upcoming alerts 1

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