Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of December 12-14

December 11, 2008

Blue Line – Slow Zone Work

Southbound Single Track in Effect Between the Montrose and Addison Blue Line Stations

A late night single track will be in effect for southbound Blue Line trains between the Montrose and Addison stations from 10 p.m. Friday, December 12 until 5 a.m. the following morning.

Southbound Blue Line customers at the Irving Park station must board and exit trains from the northbound side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

 

Single Track in Effect for Northbound Blue Line Trains Between the Rosemont and O’Hare Stations

From 10 p.m. Saturday, December 13 until 7 a.m. the following morning, a single track will be in effect for northbound Blue Line trains between the Rosemont and O’Hare stations.

Northbound Blue Line customers at the Rosemont station must board and exit trains from the southbound side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

 

Single Track in Effect for Blue Line Trains Between Rosemont and Cumberland Next Week

From 10 p.m. Monday, December 15 until 4 a.m. the following morning, a single track will be in effect for southbound Blue Line trains between the Rosemont and Cumberland stations.

Southbound Blue Line customers at the Cumberland station must board and exit trains from the northbound side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

Tuesday Night – Northbound

A single track will be in effect for northbound Blue Line trains between the Cumberland and Rosemont stations from 10 p.m. Tuesday, December 16 until 4 a.m. the following morning.

Northbound Blue Line customers at the Cumberland station must board and exit trains from the southbound side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

 

Blue Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Late Night Single Track in Effect for Blue Line Trains Between the LaSalle and Grand Stations

A late night single track will be in effect for northbound Blue Line trains between the LaSalle and Grand stations from 11 p.m. Sunday, December 14 until 4 a.m. the following morning due to signal repair work.

Northbound Blue Line customers at the Jackson, Monroe, Washington and Clark/Lake stations must board and exit trains from the southbound side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

 

Single Track in Effect for Southbound Blue Line Trains Between the Harlem and Forest Park Stations

A single track will be in effect for southbound Blue Line trains operating between the Harlem and Forest Park stations from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 13.

Southbound Blue Line customers at the Harlem station must board and exit trains from the northbound side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

 

Brown Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Daytime Reroute of Southbound Brown Line Trains at Fullerton Next Week

A daytime reroute will be in effect for southbound Brown Line trains at the Fullerton station from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day beginning Monday, December 15 through Friday, December 19, while crews complete station renewal work.

During this time, southbound Brown Line customers at Fullerton must board and exit trains from the southbound Red Line side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the route of each train.

 

Brown/Red Lines – Other Events Affecting Service

Brown and Red Line Trains Temporarily Rerouted at Belmont and Fullerton

Due to work associated with the Brown Line Capacity Expansion project, southbound Brown and Red Line trains will be temporarily rerouted to operate on the northbound tracks at Belmont from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 13.

Southbound Brown and Red Line customers at Belmont must board and exit trains from the northbound Red Line side of the platform. Northbound Red and Brown Line customers must board and exit trains from the northbound Brown Line side of the platform.

In addition, northbound Red Line customers at Fullerton must board and exit trains from the northbound Brown Line side of the platform.

During this time, southbound Brown Line trains will be unable to stop at Diversey; however, northbound Red Line trains will stop at Diversey.

Southbound Brown Line customers traveling to Diversey should exit at Fullerton and board any northbound train to Diversey. Customers at Diversey who want to travel southbound should board any northbound train and exit at Belmont to access a southbound train.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction and route of each train.

 

Green & Orange Lines – Other Events Affecting Service

Weekend Single Track in Effect for Green and Orange Line Trains between Adams and Roosevelt

Due to construction work being performed on the canopy and canopy structure at the Roosevelt station, a single track will be in effect for Green and Orange Line trains operating between Adams and Roosevelt.

From 6 a.m. Saturday, December 13 until 6 a.m. the following morning, southbound Green and Orange Line customers at the Roosevelt station must board and exit trains from the northbound side of the platform.

From 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 14, northbound Green and Orange Line customers at Roosevelt must board and exit trains from the southbound side of the platform.

During these times, CTA operators will announce the route and direction of each train. Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

 

Additional Service for Special Events

#19 United Center Express Serves Upcoming Events

CTA will operate its #19 United Center Express buses on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. – New Jersey Nets versus Bulls
  • Sunday, December 14 at 6 p.m. – Columbus Blue Jackets versus Blackhawks
  • Tuesday, December 16 at 8 p.m. – Celine Dion concert
  • Wednesday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Clippers versus Bulls

Buses will leave every 10 minutes from Michigan and Randolph starting 90 minutes before the start of the event until the starting time of the event. When the event ends, #19 buses will depart the United Center approximately every 15 minutes for one hour.

#19 buses no longer will make stops along Michigan Avenue north of Randolph, but will continue to make all stops on Madison from Wabash to Clinton. From Clinton, #19 buses run express to the United Center.
 
After the event, #19 buses will await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on Madison near Gate 3. On the return trip, #19 buses operate through downtown east on Washington to Wacker, then head south to Monroe and east to Michigan, making all stops from Jefferson to Michigan before turning north on Michigan and making the final stop at Randolph.

 

Holiday Hours in Effect on #10 Museum of Science & Industry Bus Route

With the exception of December 25, hours of operation on the #10 Museum of Science & Industry route will be extended through Saturday, December 27, 2008.  During this time, the Museum of Science & Industry will open at 9 a.m. on weekdays and Saturdays and at 11 a.m. on Sundays. Closing times will vary.

Service on the #10 will begin operating from Chestnut/Mies Van der Rohe each morning approximately 35 minutes prior to the Museum of Science & Industry opening and the last bus will depart from the museum approximately 40 minutes after closing.

The museum is closed on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25.

 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

New Bus Stop Added Along the #54B South Cicero Route

Effective immediately, southbound #54B South Cicero CTA buses will make stops at the mid-block bus stop at 7150 S. Cicero Avenue to provide a direct connection between CTA and Pace bus services.

 

Ongoing Bus Reroutes

Buses Rerouted on Harrison Due to Construction

Harrison Street between Paulina and Ashland continues to be closed until Thursday, January 1, 2009, due to construction.

Eastbound #7 Harrison buses will travel over the regular route to Paulina then will operate via Polk, Ashland to Harrison and then resume the regular route.

Eastbound #126 Jackson buses operating during late evenings, weekends and holidays will travel over the regular route to Harrison then will operate via Harrison, Wood, Polk, Ashland to Harrison and then resume the regular route.

#7 Harrison Bus Stop Temporarily Relocated

Until further notice, the westbound mid-block bus stop located at Harrison near Paulina served by the #7 Harrison will be temporarily relocated around the corner on Paulina due to construction.

 

Bus Stop Relocated Due to Construction at Chestnut and Lake Shore Drive

The bus stop located at Chestnut and Lake Shore Drive served by #10 Museum of Science & Industry and #157 Streeterville buses has been relocated until June 1, 2011, due to construction. Customers must board and exit #157 buses at Inner Lake Shore Drive and Pearson.  #10 customers should board on Chestnut between Mies Van der Rohe and Michigan or on Michigan southbound at Pearson.

 

#2 Hyde Park Express and #15 Jeffery Local Buses Temporarily Rerouted

The #2 Hyde Park Express and #15 Jeffery Local buses continue to be temporarily rerouted until further notice.

Northbound #2 buses will operate over the regular route along Drexel to 47th, then travel via 47th, Woodlawn to 51st and then resume the regular route. Southbound #2 buses will travel the reverse route.

Northbound #15 buses will operate over the regular route along Hyde Park to Woodlawn then will travel via Woodlawn, 47th, Drexel to 51st and then resume the regular route. Southbound #15 buses will travel the reverse route.

 

CTA Buses Rerouted Around Wells Street Bridge

Until further notice, two CTA bus routes will be detoured around the Wells Street Bridge due to maintenance and repair work.
 
Southbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick and westbound #125 Water Tower Express buses will operate over the regular route along Wells to Hubbard then travel via Hubbard, LaSalle, Wacker to Wells and then resume the regular route. Northbound #11 and eastbound #125 buses are not affected and will operate over their regular routes.

 

#24 Wentworth Buses Temporarily Rerouted Due to Sewer Repair Work

Until further notice, #24 Wentworth buses will be temporarily rerouted to adjacent streets due to sewer repair work at the intersection of Vincennes Avenue and 71st Street.

 

#34 South Michigan Buses Temporarily Rerouted Due to Construction

Until further notice, 130th Street at Indiana Avenue is closed due to viaduct and sewer repair work. Southbound #34 South Michigan buses will travel over the regular route along Michigan to 115th and then operate via 115th, Bishop Ford Expressway, 130th to Langley and then resume the regular route. Northbound #34 buses will travel the reverse route. During this time, bus shuttles will operate along Michigan Avenue between 115th and 127th streets.

 

Bus Service Changes Due to Construction at State and Grand

#36 Broadway and southbound #29 State buses are rerouting until further notice at Grand Avenue and State Street due to construction at the Red Line’s Grand station.

Southbound #36 and #29 buses will travel over the regular route to Grand then will operate via Clark to Illinois then return to State and resume the regular route.

Northbound #36 buses will travel over the regular route to Dearborn then will operate via Dearborn to Ohio then return to State and resume the regular route.

Bus Stop Temporarily Relocated

Until further notice, the westbound near side bus stop located at Grand and State, served by the #29 State, #36 Broadway and #65 Grand buses, has been temporarily relocated to a far side stop at Grand and Dearborn due to construction.

 

Buses Reroute Due to Construction

Halsted is closed at Root Street from 6 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. and again at 4 p.m. until
6 p.m. each day until further notice, due to construction. Westbound #43 43rd buses will operate over the regular route to Halsted and then will travel via Halsted, 45th Street, Morgan to Exchange and then resume the regular route. Eastbound #43 buses will operate the reverse route.

 

#60 Blue Island/26th Buses Rerouted Due to Street Closure

Until further notice, Laflin Street between Cermak and 21st Place will be closed to all traffic due to construction at Benito Juarez School. Eastbound #60 Blue Island/26th buses will travel over the regular route to Cermak then will operate via Cermak, Loomis, 21st Street then return to Laflin and resume the regular route. Westbound #60 buses will operate the reverse route.

 

Temporary Relocation of Bus Stop at Ellis and 57th

Until further notice, the southbound near side bus stop located at Ellis and 57th will be temporarily relocated to a far side stop due to construction on the University of Chicago campus. This change will affect #171 U. of Chicago/Hyde Park and #172 U. of Chicago/Kenwood buses.

 

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