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 Irving Park/Sheridan
6:00a-9:00a & 2:30p-6:00p weekdays
Irving Park/Sheridan south to Ashland/95th
6:00a-9:05a & 3:00p-6:05p weekdays
Additional service northbound from 74th/Ashland AM starting at 4:45a and PM at 1:20p.
Additional service southbound to 74th/Ashland AM until 10:35am and in the Evening until 7:45p.

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

Service alerts

Current alerts 2
New Schedules in Effect
Service Change

Effective Sunday, Jan 8, updated schedules will go into effect on some CTA bus routes. See latest schedules at

Temporary Bus Stop Relocation
Bus Stop Relocation

SB #9 and #X9 bus stop at the SW corner of Ashland/Lake will be temporarily relocated to the NW corner of Ashland/Lake.

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Route map

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