Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of February 19-21

February 19, 2010

Blue Line – Slow Zone Work

Late Night Single track in Effect for Southbound Blue Line Trains in Dearborn Subway

Southbound Blue Line trains will undergo a late night single track between the Clark/Lake and Jackson stations in the Dearborn subway from 10 p.m. Friday, February 19 until 6 a.m. the following morning, while crews continue detail work associated with the track renewal project.
 
Southbound Blue Line customers at the Clark/Lake, Washington, Monroe and Jackson stations 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.
 
Saturday Night
From 10 p.m. Saturday, February 20 until 7 a.m. the following morning, a late night single track will be in effect for southbound Blue Line trains between the Clark/Lake and Jackson stations in the Dearborn subway as crews continue detail work associated with the track renewal project.
 
Southbound Blue Line customers at the Clark/Lake, Washington, Monroe and Jackson stations 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.
 

Northbound Trains Undergo Single Track in Dearborn Subway Next Week

Northbound Blue Line trains will undergo a late night single track between the LaSalle and Grand stations in the Dearborn subway next week from 10 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Tuesday night, February 23 through Friday morning, February 26, due to detail work associated with the track renewal project.
 
During these times, 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.
 

Forest Park Branch: Daytime Single Track in Effect at the Harlem Station on Saturday

A daytime single track will be in effect for westbound Blue Line trains serving the Harlem station on the Forest Park branch from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, February 20, due to track renewal work.
 
Westbound Blue Line customers at the Harlem station must board and exit trains from the eastbound 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

Early Morning Single Track between California and Belmont on Monday

Due to track maintenance, northbound Blue Lines trains on the O’Hare branch will undergo an early morning single track between the California and Belmont stations from 1 a.m. until 3:30 a.m. on Monday morning, February 22.
 
During these times, northbound Blue Line customers at the Logan Square 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.
 

Brown Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Two-Phase Single Track Results in Boarding Changes at Armitage on Sunday

A two-phase single track will be in effect for Brown Line trains at the Armitage station on Sunday due to structure renewal work.
 
Phase I – Southbound
From 6:30 a.m. until noon Sunday, February 21, southbound Brown Line customers at the Armitage station must board and exit trains from the northbound platform.
 
Phase II – Northbound
From noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, northbound Brown Line customers at the Armitage station must board and exit trains from the southbound platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 

Red Line – Slow Zone Work

Trains Rerouted at the Sheridan Station This Weekend

Northbound and southbound Red Line trains will be rerouted at the Sheridan station from 7 a.m. Saturday, February 20 until 6 p.m. Sunday, February 21, while crews replace deteriorated rail ties, tie plates and spikes.
 
During this time, northbound and southbound Red Line trains will operate on the Purple Express tracks. Customers at the Sheridan station must board and exit trains from the outer platforms instead of the inner platforms.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 

Service for Upcoming Events

CTA Provides Service to McCormick Place for 2010 Chicago Auto Show

Several CTA bus routes are a convenient travel option for those heading to the 2010 Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place North and South through Sunday, February 21. Bus service is available during all hours the show is open. 
 
(see separate release for details)
 

#19 United Center Express Serves Upcoming Events

CTA will operate its #19 United Center Express buses before and after the following events at the United Center:
 
  • Saturday, February 20 at 7 p.m. – Philadelphia 76ers versus Bulls
  • Wednesday, February 24 at 7 p.m. – Indiana Pacers versus Bulls
  • Friday, February 26 at 7 p.m. – Portland Trail Blazers versus Bulls
 
Buses will leave every 10 minutes from Michigan and Randolph beginning 90 minutes before the start of each event until the event begins.  When the event ends, #19 buses will depart the United Center approximately every 15 minutes for one hour.
 
#19 buses no longer make stops along Michigan Avenue north of Randolph, but continue to make all stops on Madison from Wabash to Clinton.  From Clinton, #19 buses run express to the United Center.
 
After each game, #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 will operate 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.
 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

Sewer Project Temporarily Detours #152 Addison Buses

Addison Street at Bosworth is closed to all traffic until 4 p.m. Thursday, March 11, due to a sewer installation project.
 
Eastbound #152 Addison buses are traveling over the regular route along Addison to Ashland then operating via Ashland, Irving Park, Southport to Addison and then resuming the regular route along Addison. Westbound #152 buses are traveling the reverse route.
 

Ongoing Bus Reroutes

Southbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick Buses Detoured Due to Water Main Work

The southbound curb lane of Van Buren between Wells and Franklin temporarily has been closed until Sunday, February 28, due to a water main installation project.
 
Southbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick buses are traveling over the regular route along Wells to Adams then operating via Adams, Wacker to Van Buren and resuming the regular route. Northbound #11 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 

Southbound #36 Broadway and #145 Wilson/Michigan Express Buses Detoured at Van Buren/Wells

Southbound #36 Broadway and #145 Wilson/Michigan Express buses temporarily have been rerouted from the area of Van Buren/Wells until Sunday, February 28, due to construction.
 
Southbound #36 and #145 buses are traveling over their regular routes along Van Buren Street to Clark then operating via Clark, Congress, Wells to Harrison before turning to begin northbound service. Northbound #36 and #145 buses are traveling east along Harrison over the regular route.
 

#53A South Pulaski Bus Stop at Pulaski/82nd Street Temporarily Relocated

Currently in effect until 7 p.m. Friday, March 12, the southbound bus stop at the T-intersection of Pulaski/82nd Street served by #53A South Pulaski buses temporarily has been relocated to a near side stop at Pulaski/82nd Place, due to a nearby sewer construction project.
 

Temporary Changes to Bus Stops near Sheridan/Foster

Currently in effect until Wednesday, March 17, the northbound near side stop at Sheridan/Foster temporarily has been removed from service due to the demolition and reconstruction of a nearby building. This stop is served by #136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express, #147 Outer Drive Express and #151 Sheridan buses.
 

Reroute for Northbound #24 Wentworth Buses Due to LaSalle Street Bridge Work

LaSalle Street between 28th and 26th streets is closed to all traffic until Wednesday, March 31, due to the reconstruction of the LaSalle Street Bridge.
 
Northbound #24 Wentworth buses are operating over the regular route along LaSalle to 31st Street then traveling via 31st Street, State, 26th Street to Wentworth and resuming the regular route. Southbound #24 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 
Changes to #24 Wentworth Bus Stops
Due to the reconstruction of the LaSalle Street Bridge, the following changes made to bus stops served by #24 Wentworth buses also will continue to be in place until Wednesday, March 31:
 
  • LaSalle/31st Street: the northbound far side stop has been relocated to a near side stop.
  • Wentworth/26th Street: the northbound near side stop has been relocated to a westbound near side stop at 26th Street/Wentworth.
 

Lane Restrictions near State and Grand Detour #29 State and #36 Broadway Buses

Due to lane restrictions associated with the Grand/State Red Line rehabilitation project at the northwest corner of State Street and Grand Avenue, #29 State and #36 Broadway buses are being detoured to adjacent streets. These changes in service are expected to remain in place until April.
 
Southbound #29 State buses are operating over the regular route along Grand past State to Clark then traveling via Clark, Illinois to State and resuming the regular route.
 
Northbound #29 buses are traveling along the remaining open lane along State and over the regular route.
 
Southbound #36 Broadway buses are traveling over the regular route along State to Ontario then operating via Ontario, Clark, Illinois to State and resuming the regular route. Northbound #36 buses are operating over the regular route along Dearborn past Illinois to Ohio then traveling via Ohio to State and resuming the regular route.
 

Temporary Removal of #66 Chicago Bus Stop

Currently in effect, the eastbound near side stop at Chicago/Clark served by #66 Chicago buses temporarily has been removed from service until Friday, April 30, due to construction.
 

14 CTA Bus Routes Affected Due to Jackson Viaduct Work

Due to the reconstruction of the Jackson Boulevard viaduct between Canal and Wacker, changes in service along 14 CTA bus routes are expected to remain in place until April. The following CTA bus routes are being rerouted to adjacent streets:
 

#1 Indiana/Hyde Park
#126 Jackson
#7 Harrison
#129 West Loop/South Loop
#X28 Stony Island Express
#130 Museum Campus
#38 Ogden/Taylor
#132 Goose Island Express
#60 Blue Island/26th
#151 Sheridan
#121 Union/Wacker Express
#156 LaSalle
#123 Illinois Center/Union Express
#157 Streeterville

 
(see separate release  for details)
 

Temporary Relocation of #93 California/Dodge Bus Stop

Currently in effect until Thursday, May 27, the southbound curb-side lane of California Avenue at Granville is closed to all traffic due to construction. As a result of this lane closure, the southbound near side stop at California/Granville served by #93 California/Dodge buses temporarily has been relocated approximately 175 feet north.
 

Temporary Removal of #29 State Bus Stop at State/Pershing

Due to an underground construction project, the southbound far side stop at State/Pershing served by #29 State buses has been removed from service until Sunday, May 1, 2011.
 
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