May 24, 2001
Extra Service to Navy Pier and Museum of Science and Industry Begins This WeekendCTA's #124 Navy Pier Express buses will begin seasonal weekend/holiday service to Navy Pier starting Friday, May 25, and continuing through Labor Day, Monday, September 3. Fast, direct service will operate every 15 minutes from stops on Canal for Union and Ogilvie Center Metra stations, starting at 6:30 p.m. Fridays, and at 10 a.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Trips from Navy Pier continue until midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 10 p.m. Sundays/holidays.

Also operating Memorial Day through Labor Day will be daily service on CTA's #10 Museum of Science & Industry buses to the museum at 57th/Lake Shore. #10 buses serve the museum weekends and holidays year round, operating south on Michigan from Chicago and on State from Washington before returning to Michigan at Congress and running express from Balbo to 57th/Lake Shore. All service is from 9 a.m. (southbound) until 5:40 p.m. (northbound). Buses run every 20 minutes on weekends and every 30 minutes on weekdays.

Brown Line Trains Detoured To Inner Loop Tracks After 8 p.m. May 25 ? 26Canopy work over the 'L' tracks at Randolph/Wells will require Brown Line trains to operate on the inner Loop tracks from 8 p.m. until service ends around midnight Friday, May 25, and Saturday, May 26. During this period, Brown Line trains will make their first Loop stop eastbound at Clark/Lake. They will then stop at all station platforms opposite the ones they usually serve as they proceed east on Lake, south on Wabash, west on Van Buren and north on Wells.

Maintenance Work Affects Blue Line Subway Early Saturday, May 26Maintenance work in the Blue Line subway early Saturday, May 26, will require trains to operate alternately on the same track in both directions while serving stations at Clark/Lake, Washington, Monroe, Jackson and LaSalle. From 1 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Saturday, customers will board trains at each station on the same side of the island platform. During the first phase of the work, from about 1 a.m. until 4 a.m., all trains will use the northbound track. During the second phase all trains will use the southbound track. The regular schedule will be maintained.

Buses Detoured Off Columbus for Memorial Day Parade Saturday, May 26Columbus Drive in Grant Park will be closed from Roosevelt to Randolph for the Chicago Memorial Day Parade Saturday, May 26. The parade is scheduled to begin around noon. #6 Jeffery Express, #10 Museum of Science & Industry, #130 Grant Park Treasures and #146 Marine/Michigan buses will be detoured from Columbus to Michigan in both directions between Roosevelt and Balbo.

Additional Buses Available from Navy Pier May 26- 27 for FireworksAdditional buses will be staged at Navy Pier to accommodate customers who attend the fireworks display sponsored by WXRT at Monroe Harbor on Saturday, May 26 and the display sponsored by American Airlines at Navy Pier on Sunday, May 27. Both events will take place between 9:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., with the #29 State, #56 Milwaukee, #66 Chicago and #124 Navy Pier Express bus routes leaving the Pier every 10 minutes.

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