Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of January 1-3, 2010

December 31, 2009

NOTE:  On Friday, January 1 – New Year’s Day – CTA buses and trains will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.

 

Red Line – Slow Zone Work

Trains Rerouted at the Sheridan Station This Saturday and Next Week

Northbound and southbound Red Line trains will be rerouted at the Sheridan station from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 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.
 
Next Week
Work to reduce slow zones near the Sheridan Red Line station continues next week resulting in a reroute of northbound and southbound trains from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day beginning Tuesday, January 5 through Friday, January 8.
 
During these times, 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.
 

Additional Service for Special Events

Revelers Can Ring in the New Year with Penny Rides on the CTA

The CTA will continue its tradition of offering penny rides on New Year’s Eve beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 31 until 6 a.m. Friday, January 1 (New Year’s Day).
 
Later service hours also will be in effect on several bus and rail routes making CTA a convenient, safe and affordable travel alternative for those out celebrating the New Year. 
 
(see separate release for details)
 

#19 United Center Express Serves Upcoming Events

CTA will operate its #19 United Center Express buses for the following events at the United Center:
 
  • Saturday, January 2 at 12 p.m. – Men’s College Basketball – Gonzaga versus Illinois
  • Saturday, January 2 at 7 p.m. – Orlando Magic versus Bulls
  • Sunday, January 3 at 6 p.m. – Anaheim Ducks versus Blackhawks
  • Monday, January 4 at 7 p.m. – Oklahoma City Thunder versus Bulls
  • Tuesday, January 5 at 7 p.m. – Minnesota Wild versus Blackhawks
  • Wednesday, January 6 at 8 p.m. – Men’s College Basketball – Iowa State versus Duke
  • Friday, January 8 at 8 p.m. – Eddie Izzard Concert
 
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

New Year’s Day 5K Run/Walk Detours #151 Sheridan Buses on Friday

From 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, January 1, Stockton Drive between LaSalle and Dickens will be closed to all traffic for the New Year’s Day 5K Run/Walk.
 
Southbound #151 Sheridan buses will travel over the regular route along Stockton to Webster then will operate via Webster, Clark, LaSalle to Inner Lake Shore Drive and then resume the regular route. Northbound #151 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

Helicopter Lift at Wacker/Columbus Detours #6 Jackson Park Express Buses

From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Sunday, January 3, Wacker Drive between Michigan and Columbus will be closed due to a scheduled helicopter lift.
 
During this time, northbound #6 Jackson Park Express buses will operate over the regular route along Michigan Avenue to Wacker then will travel west on Wacker to Wabash before beginning southbound service. From Wacker/Wabash, southbound #6 buses will continue west on Wacker over the regular route.
 

Temporary Relocation of #7 Harrison Bus Stop at Harrison/Ashland

Effective at the start of service Monday, January 4 until Sunday, January 31, the eastbound near side stop at Harrison/Ashland served by #7 Harrison buses will temporarily be relocated to a far side stop.
 

Changes to Bus Stops Effective Early Wednesday Morning

Effective at approximately 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 6, the following changes will be made to bus stops served by #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick, #74 Fullerton and #77 Belmont buses due to the completion of work associated with nearby street reconstruction and the Brown Line Capacity Expansion project:
 
#11 Lincoln/Sedgwick
  • Fullerton/Sheffield (SB): the southbound mid-block stop on Sheffield between Montana and Fullerton will return to a far side stop in front of the Fullerton Red/Brown line station.
  • Fullerton/Sheffield (NB): the northbound mid-block stop on Sheffield between Montana and Fullerton will return to the north side of the Fullerton Red/Brown line station.
 
#74 Fullerton
  • Fullerton/Sheffield (EB): the eastbound near side stop will return to a far side stop in front of the Fullerton Red/Brown line station.
  • Fullerton/Sheffield (WB): the westbound far side stop will return to the north side of the Fullerton Red/Brown line station.
 
#77 Belmont
  • Belmont/Sheffield (EB): the eastbound nearside stop will return to a far side stop in front of the Belmont Red/Brown line station.
  • Belmont/Sheffield (WB): the westbound far side stop will return to the north side of the Belmont Red/Brown line station.
 

Ongoing Bus Reroutes

Northbound #24 Wentworth Buses Detoured Due to LaSalle Street Bridge Work

LaSalle Street between 28th and 26th streets is closed to all traffic until early-January 2010, 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 have been made to bus stops served by #24 Wentworth buses:
 
  • 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.
 

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

Until 10 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2010, southbound #36 Broadway and #145 Wilson/Michigan Express buses are being rerouted from the area of Van Buren/Wells due to work associated with the Wacker Drive Reconstruction project.
 
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.
 

Temporary Changes to Bus Stops Near Sheridan/Foster

Currently in effect until Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 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.
 

Lane Restrictions near State and Grand Detour #29 State and #65 Grand 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 2010.
 
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 are able to travel on the remaining open lane along State and will operate over its 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, 2010, 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 2010. 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, 2010, 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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