IMPORTANT NOTE: CTA service reductions go into effect this Sunday – February 7. Service will operate less frequently on 119 bus routes and seven rail lines, and hours of service will be reduced on 41 bus routes. Nine express bus routes will be eliminated. For more information visit www.transitchicago.com.
Events Affecting Rail Service
There is no maintenance or construction work scheduled along any CTA rail line this weekend through end of day Thursday, February 11. Customers will board and exit trains from their normal locations.
In the event that unscheduled repair work is required during this time – resulting in boarding changes or trains temporarily undergoing a single track – customer alerts will be posted at the affected locations and on transitchicago.com in the “Alerts” section.
Customers are strongly encouraged to allow extra travel time this week as a result of the service reductions that will go into effect along all rail lines, with the exception of the Yellow Line, beginning Sunday, February 7.
Service for Upcoming Events
#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 6 at 7 p.m. – Miami Heat versus Bulls
- Tuesday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. – Dallas Stars versus Blackhawks
- Wednesday, February 10 at 7 p.m. – Orlando Magic 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
UPDATE: #7 Harrison Bus Stop at Harrison/Ashland Temporarily Relocated
On Monday, February 8 at 6 a.m., the eastbound far side stop at Harrison/Ashland served by #7 Harrison buses will be returned to a near side stop.
UPDATE: Southbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick Buses Detoured Due to Water Main Work
The temporary closure of the southbound curb lane of Van Buren between Wells and Franklin has been further extended until Sunday, February 28, due to a water main installation project.
Southbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick buses will travel over the regular route along Wells to Adams then will operate via Adams, Wacker to Van Buren and then resume the regular route. Northbound #11 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
UPDATE: Southbound #36 Broadway and #145 Wilson/Michigan Express Buses Detoured at Van Buren/Wells
The temporary reroute of southbound #36 Broadway and #145 Wilson/Michigan Express buses from the area of Van Buren/Wells has been extended until Sunday, February 28, due to construction.
Southbound #36 and #145 buses will travel over their regular routes along Van Buren Street to Clark then will operate via Clark, Congress, Wells to Harrison before turning to begin northbound service. Northbound #36 and #145 buses will travel east along Harrison over the regular route.
Ongoing Bus Reroutes
#152 Addison Buses Temporarily Detoured at Addison/Wayne for Sewer Project
Until Friday, February 19, Addison Street is closed at Wayne Avenue due to a sewer installation project.
Eastbound #152 Addison buses will travel over the regular route along Addison to Southport then will operate via Southport, Irving Park, Clark to Addison and then resume the regular route. Westbound #152 buses will travel the reverse route.
#132 Goose Island Express Bus Stop at Clybourn/North Temporarily Relocated
The northbound near side stop at Clybourn/North served by #132 Goose Island Express buses temporarily has been relocated to a far side stop until 7 p.m. Friday, February 12, due to the temporary closure of the curb lane.
#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 has been temporarily 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 will operate over the regular route along LaSalle to 31st Street then will travel via 31st Street, State, 26th Street to Wentworth and then resume the regular route. Southbound #24 buses will travel 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 will operate over the regular route along Grand past State to Clark then will travel via Clark, Illinois to State and then resume the regular route.
Northbound #29 buses will travel along the remaining open lane along State and operate over the regular route.
Southbound #36 Broadway buses will travel over the regular route along State to Ontario then will operate via Ontario, Clark, Illinois to State and then resume the regular route. Northbound #36 buses will operate over the regular route along Dearborn past Illinois to Ohio then will travel via Ohio to State and then resume 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
#129 West Loop/South Loop
#X28 Stony Island Express
#130 Museum Campus
#132 Goose Island Express
#60 Blue Island/26th
#121 Union/Wacker Express
#123 Illinois Center/Union Express
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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