Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of January 15-17

January 15, 2010

NOTE: CTA will operate on a normal weekday schedule on Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

 

Blue Line – Slow Zone Work

Southbound Trains Undergo Late Night Single Track between Damen and Grand

Southbound Blue Line trains will undergo a late night single track on the O’Hare branch between the Damen and Grand stations from 10 p.m. Friday, January 15 until 6 a.m. the following morning and then again from 10 p.m. Saturday, January 16 until 7 a.m. the following morning, while crews finish work associated with the track renewal project.
 
During these times, southbound Blue Line customers at the Division, Chicago and Grand 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.
 

Late Night Single Track in Effect between Racine and LaSalle Next Week

A late night single track will be in effect for eastbound Blue Line trains on the Forest Park branch between the Racine and LaSalle stations from 10 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Tuesday night, January 19 through Friday morning, January 21, due to sewer cleaning and punch list work associated with the track renewal project.
 
During these times, eastbound Blue Line customers at the UIC-Halsted, Clinton and LaSalle stations must board and exit trains from the westbound 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, January 18.
 
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.
 

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 6 a.m. Saturday, January 16 until 6 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 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 19 through Friday, January 22.
 
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.
 

Red Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Trains Undergo a Late Night Single Track Due to Subway Sewer Cleaning

A late night single track will be in effect for northbound Red Line trains between the Roosevelt and Grand stations from 10 p.m. Sunday, January 17 until 4 a.m. the following morning¸ due to sewer cleaning in the subway.
 
During this time, northbound Red Line customers at the Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe and 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.
 
Next Week
From 11 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday night, January 18 through Friday morning, January 22, northbound Red Line trains will undergo a late night single track between the Roosevelt and Grand stations as sewer cleaning in the subway continues next week.
 
During these times, northbound Red Line customers at the Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe and Lake stations must board and exit from the southbound side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

Relocation of #35 35th Bus Stop at the 35th/Archer Orange Line Station

Effective immediately, the eastbound bus stop at the 35th/Archer Orange Line station served by #35 35th buses has been relocated from the fifth bay to the fourth bay from the terminal building. Westbound #35 35th buses, however, will continue to serve the fifth bay from the terminal building.
 

Temporary Relocation of #132 Goose Island Express Bus Stop at Clybourn/North

Currently in effect until 7 p.m. Friday, February 12, the northbound near side stop at Clybourn/North served by #132 Goose Island Express buses temporarily has been relocated to a far side stop, due to the temporary closure of the curb lane for the North/Clybourn Station Renovation project.
 

Three Routes Temporarily Detoured Due to Weekend Closure of Canal between Van Buren and Jackson

From 8 p.m. Friday, January 15 until 5 a.m. Monday, January 18, Canal Street between Van Buren and Jackson will be closed due to work associated with the Jackson Viaduct Reconstruction Project.
 
Eastbound #7 Harrison and #60 Blue Island/26th buses will travel over their regular routes along Harrison to Jefferson then will operate via Jefferson, Jackson to Canal and then resume their regular routes. Westbound #7 and #60 buses are not affected and will travel over their regular routes.
 
Westbound #124 Navy Pier buses will operate over the regular route along Clinton to Adams before turning to begin eastbound service. Eastbound #124 buses will depart from Clinton/Adams and travel south on Clinton to Jackson then operate via Jackson to Canal and then resume the regular route.
 

Ongoing Bus Reroutes

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

Currently in effect until 5 a.m. Saturday, January 30, the southbound curb lane of Van Buren is closed between Wells and Franklin 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.
 

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

Until 10 p.m. Sunday, January 31, southbound #36 Broadway and #145 Wilson/Michigan Express buses are being rerouted from the area of Van Buren/Wells 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.
 

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

Currently in effect until Sunday, January 31, the eastbound near side stop at Harrison/Ashland served by #7 Harrison buses has been relocated to a far side stop.
 

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 will continue to be 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 #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.
 
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, 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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