CTA to Provide Additional Service for 2014 Chicago Pride Parade Sunday; Advises Customers of Some Detours for Bus Routes Affected by Parade Route

June 26, 2014

The Chicago Transit Authority offers convenient and affordable service for those attending the 2014 Chicago Pride Parade, which will begin at noon Sunday, June 29.

The parade will start at Montrose/Broadway and wind its way south via Broadway, Halsted, Belmont, Broadway, Diversey and end at Diversey/Sheridan –providing spectators with easy access to the festivities from six CTA rail stations.  In addition, during the parade, reroutes will be in effect along nine bus routes.

To avoid crowded areas like Belmont, attendees are advised to consider viewing the parade from areas like Broadway, south of Montrose—a short walk from the Wilson and Sheridan stations on the Red Line. The Wellington or Diversey stations on the Brown Line also offer convenient access to view the parade. For more information, tips and a map and information, visit: transitchicago.com/prideparade.

NOTE: for customer safety and to provide additional capacity, bicycles are not permitted on trains between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 29. Also during this time, all strollers and carts must be folded prior to boarding both buses and trains.

Rail Service

Additional rail service will be provided to accommodate the anticipated increase in customers traveling by train. Following the parade, customers are encouraged to consider making their return trips from stations other than Belmont.

  • Brown Line: Longer trains will operate from 7 a.m. to 11:50 p.m. Service will be provided approximately every 8 minutes between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Red Line: From 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., trains will operate approximately every 5 minutes.
  • Purple Line: Longer trains will operate between Howard and Linden from approximately 8:10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Blue Line: Longer trains will operate from 8 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. from O’Hare, and from 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. from Forest Park.
  • Orange Line: Longer trains will operate during Sunday service hours.
  • Green Line: Longer trains will operate during the following hours (times are approximate):
    • Harlem to Cottage Grove between 9:40 a.m. and 9 p.m.
    • Cottage Grove to Harlem between 10:45 a.m. and 10:10 p.m.
    • Harlem to Ashland between 9:50 a.m. and 10:05 p.m.
    • Ashland to Harlem between 10:55 a.m. and 9:05 p.m.

 

Bus Service

From 8 a.m. until approximately 6:30 p.m., the following nine bus routes will be detoured as a result of several street closures: #8 Halsted, #22 Clark, #36 Broadway, #76 Diversey, #77 Belmont, #78 Montrose, #80 Irving Park, #151 Sheridan and #152 Addison.

#8 Halsted

There will be no service on Halsted north of Fullerton. From Fullerton/Halsted, southbound #8 buses will operate via Fullerton, Sheffield and Webster then resume their normal route on Halsted.

#22 Clark

Southbound #22 Clark buses will travel the regular route along Clark to Addison then will operate via Addison, Southport, Lincoln, Armitage to Clark and resume the regular route. Northbound #22 buses will travel the reverse route.

#36 Broadway

Southbound #36 Broadway buses will be detoured from Broadway at Lawrence and travel via Lawrence, Clark, Addison, Southport, Lincoln, Armitage to Clark and then resume the regular route. Northbound #36 buses will travel the reverse route.  

#76 Diversey

There will be no service on Diversey east of Sheffield. From Sheffield/Diversey, westbound #76 buses will continue west on Diversey over the regular route. 

#77 Belmont

There will be no service on Belmont east of Sheffield. From Sheffield/Belmont, westbound #77 buses will operate west on Belmont over the regular route.

#78 Montrose

Eastbound #78 Montrose buses will operate via Wilson, Marine, Lawrence to Lawrence/Marine before beginning westbound service. From Lawrence/Marine, westbound #78 buses will travel via Lawrence, Broadway to Wilson and then resume the regular route.

#80 Irving Park

There will be no service on Irving Park east of Clark. From Clark/Belle Plaine, westbound #80 buses will operate via Clark, Southport to Irving Park and then resume the regular route along Southport.

#151 Sheridan

Southbound #151 Sheridan buses will travel over the regular route along Sheridan to Wilson then will operate via Wilson, Marine, Inner Lake Shore Drive, Belmont, Outer Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton to Stockton and then resume the regular route southbound. Northbound #151 buses will travel the reverse route.

#151 Sheridan (Shortliner to Belmont//Halsted Only)

Northbound #151 will operate over the regular route along Stockton to Fullerton and then will travel via Fullerton, Outer Lake Shore Drive, Belmont, Sheridan, Inner Lake Shore Drive, West Sheridan, Pine Grove, Irving Park, Inner Lake Shore Drive to Addison before beginning southbound service.

From Inner Lake Shore Drive/Addison, southbound #151 buses will continue south on Inner Lake Shore Drive to Belmont then will operate via Outer Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton to Stockton and resume the regular route.

#152 Addison 

There will be no service on Addison east of Clark. From Clark/Belle Plaine, westbound #152 buses will travel via Clark, Southport, Irving Park, Clark to Addison and then resume the regular route.

 

CTA TRAVEL INFORMATION

CTA Info On-the-Go

Use CTA Train Tracker to get the estimated arrival time of your next train. And check out CTA on Twitter (@CTA) for system travel updates and alerts. 

Park & Ride Facilities

Avoid traffic congestion; combine the convenience of driving with the economical savings of public transit by using CTA Park & Ride facilities. Parking is available for approximately 6,000 cars at CTA’s 17 Park & Ride facilities, mainly at rail terminals, throughout the CTA system. 

Park & Ride stations are listed on CTA’s system map and on the CTA’s website at transitchicago.com/parking/.

Fare Information

Bus customers who use CTA fare media pay $2.00 to ride. For rail customers or customers who pay cash on the bus, the fare is $2.25. Customers who use CTA fare media may transfer for a 25-cent fee. Transfers are not available for customers paying bus fares in cash. More information is available at:transitchicago.com/fares/

Questions?

For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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