Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of January 16-18

January 15, 2009

 

NOTE: CTA will operate on a normal weekday schedule on Monday, January 19 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
 

Red Line – Slow Zone

Daytime Reroute of Red Line Trains at Sheridan

A daytime reroute will be in effect for Red Line trains operating in both directions at the Sheridan station from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, 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 on the Purple Express side of each platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.
 
Next Week
From approximately 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day beginning Tuesday, January 20 through Friday, January 23, a daytime reroute will be in effect for Red Line trains operating in both directions at the Sheridan station while crews replace deteriorated rail ties, tie plates and spikes.
 
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 on the Purple Express side of each platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.
 

Brown Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Daytime Reroute of Southbound Brown Line Trains at Fullerton Next Week

Due to work associated with the Brown Line Capacity Expansion project, southbound Brown Line trains will be temporarily rerouted to operate on the southbound Red Line tracks at the Fullerton station from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day on Monday, January 19 and then again during the same hours on Tuesday, January 20.
 
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 direction and route of each train.
 

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:
 
  • Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. – New York Rangers versus Blackhawks
  • Saturday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. – San Antonio Spurs versus Bulls
  • Monday, January 19 at 7 p.m. – Minnesota Wild versus Blackhawks
  • Tuesday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks versus Bulls
  • Wednesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. – St. Louis Blues versus Blackhawks
 
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.
 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

Temporary Reroute of Southbound #171 and #172 Buses on Saturday

Ellis Avenue will be closed between 57th and 59th streets on Saturday, January 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to a scheduled crane lift.
 
Southbound #171 University of Chicago/Hyde Park and #172 University of Chicago/Kenwood buses will travel over their regular routes along Ellis to 57th then operate via 57th, Woodlawn, Midway Plaisance to Ellis and then resume their regular routes. Northbound #171 and #172 buses are not affected and will travel over their regular routes.
 

#26 and #71 Buses Temporarily Rerouted on Wednesday

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 83rd Street will be closed between Coles and South Shore due to construction.
 
Southbound #26 South Shore Express and #71 71st/South Shore buses will operate over their regular routes along South Shore to 79th then travel via 79th, Exchange to Commercial and then will resume their regular routes. Northbound #26 and #71 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

Ongoing Bus Reroutes

Buses Rerouted on Harrison Due to Construction

Harrison Street between Paulina and Ashland will be closed to all traffic until March 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 Rerouted

Buses operating in both directions along the #2 Hyde Park Express and #15 Jeffery Local routes will be detoured 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.
 

#43 43rd Buses Rerouted 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.
 
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