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August 22, 2019

Project work to impact Blue, Green and Pink line service this weekend; Belmont Blue Line station closed nightly - Mon. Aug. 26 to Thurs. Aug. 29

Did you know that CTA provides easy, affordable connections to some of Chicago’s most popular destinations? We’ve also expanded service this summer to make it even more convenient for customers to get to the beach, park, concerts, museums and more this season!

Event service/extra service
Wrigley Field

San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs - Thurs. 8/22 at 1:20 p.m.
Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs - Fri. 8/23, Sat. 8/24 and Sun. 8/25 at 1:20 p.m.

Need another great reason to take CTA to the Cubs game? Limos, ride-hailing vehicles and taxis will be restricted from picking up and dropping off passengers in close proximity to Wrigley Field in order to reduce traffic congestion.

CTA recommends allowing plenty of travel time and purchasing fares and unlimited-ride passes in advance. More information about purchasing fares is below.

Weekend project work to impact Blue, Green and Pink line service
Rail service will be temporarily suspended on portions of the Blue, Green and Pink lines this weekend from 10 p.m. Fri. August 23 until 4 a.m. Mon. August 26. Some project work will also impact vehicular and bus traffic. CTA encourages customers to plan ahead and allow for extra travel time.

O’Hare Branch Blue Line (service alert):

  • No rail service between Jefferson Park and Harlem stations
  • Bus shuttle service provided between Jefferson Park and Harlem stations
  • Due to signal upgrade work as part of the $492 million Your New Blue (YNB) program

Green/Pink Line (service alert):
Bus shuttle service provided for both Green and Pink lines between Ashland and Clark/Lake stations. Temporary service suspension due to track repair and maintenance work as part of CTA’s FastTracks program

Traffic Impacts

  • Lake St. will be closed between Halsted and Canal|
  • Clinton St. will be open only to local traffic; Jefferson St. will be open to through traffic
  • Lake St. exit for Circle Interchange will be closed

Green Line

  • No rail service between Ashland and Clark/Lake stations

Pink Line

  • No rail service east of Ashland station
  • Transfer at Clark/Lake for rail service in the Loop

Nightly closures of Belmont Blue Line station (Aug. 26 – Aug. 29)
For four nights next week, beginning Mon., August 26 to Thur., August 29, the Belmont Blue Line station will be closed each evening from 9:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day to allow crews to perform finishing project work. During this time, Blue Line trains will bypass the station in both directions.

Bus shuttle service will be provided between Logan Square and Belmont stations on the O’Hare Branch of the Blue Line. CTA encourages customers to plan ahead and allow for extra travel time.

Fare Information
Customers can add  unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) or add money to their Ventra cards for pay-per-ride via the following ways: free Ventra app, rail station Ventra vending machines, online or at nearly 900 local retailers (for locations visit ventrachicago.com or the Ventra app).

Single-ride tickets are also available for purchase ($3) at all Ventra vending machines. Single-ride tickets include up to two transfers in two hours.

In a hurry? Ventra allows riders to use Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay, or any contactless credit or debit card, for pay-as-you-go rides ($2.25 for bus, $2.50 for train).

Service Information
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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