CTA Service for the Weekend of 2/19-2/21

February 19, 2016

Work on new Washington/Wabash station affects portion of Loop Elevated service early Sunday; extra service provided for upcoming events at United Center

CTA ‘L’ riders traveling downtown this Sunday are encouraged to allow extra travel time due to Brown, Orange, Green and Pink line trains being rerouted on the Loop Elevated for work associated with the new Washington/Wabash station. Also this weekend, additional service will be provided along the #19 United Center Express bus route for customers attending Chicago Bulls games on Friday and Sunday evening.  

Sunday: Loop ‘L’ Trains Detoured Due to Closure of Tracks Along Lake and Wabash

On Sunday, February 21 beginning with the start of service (approx. 2 a.m.) until 2 p.m., the portions of Loop Elevated tracks along Lake Street and Wabash will be closed related to construction work on the new Washington/Wabash station. As a result of these track closures Brown, Orange, Green and Pink line trains will be rerouted as follows:

Orange and Brown Lines: Trains will operate as one route, between Kimball and Midway, via Wells and Van Buren.

Green Line: Trains will operate between Harlem and 63rd via Wells and Van Buren.

Pink Line: Trains will operate between 54th/Cermak and downtown via Wells and Van Buren. Trains will begin/end their trips at Roosevelt station.

Customers may transfer between the Loop elevated and Blue and Red line subways using the Harold Washington Library (Loop elevated) and Jackson (Blue and Red lines) stations.

For more information, please visit: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/alert_detail.aspx?AlertId=32942

United Center Events

In February, the CTA will operate the #19 United Center Express for customers attending the following events at the United Center:

  • Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. – Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors
  • Sunday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. – Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Clippers
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. – Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards
  • Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators
  • Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. – Chicago Bulls vs. Portland Trail Blazers
  • Sunday, Feb. 28 at 11:30 a.m. – Chicago Blackhawks vs. Washington Capitals

Bus Service:

#19 United Center Express buses will leave from Michigan and Randolph beginning approximately two hours before the start of each event. After each event, #19 buses will operate for approximately one hour and await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on Madison near Gate 3.

#50 Damen service is also a good option for customers to access the United Center from the north and south, making connections to the Orange, Pink, Blue and Brown lines. Northbound and southbound #50 buses stop on Damen at Madison. Northbound buses will await customers on Damen at Madison after each event.

Rail Service:

CTA’s Ashland/Lake station, served by the Green and Pink lines, is located a few blocks northeast of the United Center. Customers exiting at the station can transfer to #9 Ashland buses or simply walk a few blocks to the stadium. Customers taking the Blue Line can get to the United Center by exiting at the Illinois Medical District station and walking a few blocks north to the United Center.

Stay in the Loop on CTA service

Plan your trip using the Google Transit Trip Planner. Be sure to also check out CTA on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for system travel updates and alerts. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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