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X9 Ashland Express

Bus route information

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Service description: Limited stops along entire route; 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.

Ashland/95th north to Sheridan Red Line
6:00am-9:05am & 2:50pm-6pm weekdays
Irving Park/Broadway south to Ashland/95th
6:00am-9:00am & 2:55pm-6:00pm weekdays
Additional earlier and later service bertween 74th/Ashland and Irving Park/Sheridan.

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

Service alerts

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New Schedules in Effect
Special note

Beginning Sunday, June 17, updated schedules will go into effect for several bus routes.

Temporary Reroute
Planned Reroute

Southbound #9 Ashland and #X9 Ashland Express buses will operate via Ashland, 63rd, Damen, and Marquette, then resume their normal route on Ashland.

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