CTA to Provide Extra Service to Upcoming Events at United Center; Notifies Customers of Temporary Weekend Loop ‘L’ Reroutes, and Traffic Lane Closure on Dan Ryan Expy

March 16, 2017

The Chicago Transit Authority will provide extra bus service for customers attending upcoming events at the United Center.

The CTA also announced that construction work on the new Washington/Wabash rail station by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will require the partial closure of Loop elevated tracks over the weekend, which will temporarily re-route Loop trains.

Separately, CTA is also reminding commuters of an upcoming extended lane closure on the Dan Ryan associated with construction work on the 95th Street Terminal Improvement Project.

United Center Events

The CTA will operate the #19 United Center Express for customers attending the upcoming events at the United Center:

  • Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. – Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies
  • Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. – Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz
  • Sunday, March 19 at 6 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks vs. Colorado Avalanche
  • Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks
  • Wednesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. – Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons
  • Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks vs. Dallas Stars
  • Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. – Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Bus Service:

  • #19 United Center Express: Service will begin approximately 1.5 hours before events until one hour after events end.  Buses will await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on the Madison near Gate 3.
  • #50 Damen: #50 provides a good option for customers accessing the United Center from the north and south and provides connections with Orange, Pink, Blue and Brown lines. Northbound #50 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.

Loop ‘L’ trains rerouted due to work on new Washington/Wabash station

Construction work by CDOT on the new Washington/Wabash station will require the temporary closure of portions of the Loop elevated tracks beginning at 2 a.m. Saturday, March 18 until 4 a.m. Monday, March 20. 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 Polk, then to Racine Blue Line for connecting Blue Line train service to/from downtown.

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, visit: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/alert_detail.aspx?AlertId=39876.

Reminder: Extended lane closure on northbound Dan Ryan Expressway near 95th

Upcoming work associated with CTA’s 95th Street Terminal Improvement Project, which is building a new 95th Street bus and rail terminal, will require the extended closure of the left northbound lane on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 95th Street. The lane closure will go into effect at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday, March 18 and will continue until approximately fall 2017, dependent on weather.

The lane closure, which was also in effect in fall 2016, is required as CTA continues efforts to build a new, expanded the 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line rail station and bus terminal.

For more information on the lane closure and the latest developments on the $280 million 95th Street Terminal Improvement Project please see separate press release.

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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