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78 Montrose

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Service description: See schedule for full details. 2022 lakefront/beach service: Extended to lakefront/Montrose Beach on weekends and holidays from 3/27 through Labor Day, plus added weekday service, as well, 6/20 thru late Aug., 9a-9:30p each day in service.

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.

Harlem/Forest Preserve east to Montrose/Marine
5:00a-10:00p weekdays, 6:00a-10:00p Saturday, 7:00a-10:00p Sunday
Montrose/Marine west to Harlem/Forest Preserve
5:10a-10:05p weekdays, 6:05a-10:05p Saturday, 7:05a-9:55p Sunday

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

Service alerts

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New Schedules in Effect
Service Change

Beginning Sunday, March 24, updated schedules will go into effect on some CTA bus routes. See latest schedules at transitchicago.com.

CTA Service to the Beaches
Added Service

Effective Sun, Mar 24 thru mid-Aug, service to the lakefront and beaches will be expanded on the #35, #63, #72, and #78 bus routes on weekends and holidays.

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