Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of January 2-4

January 2, 2009

Blue Line – Slow Zone

 

Single Track in Effect between the Rosemont and Cumberland Blue Line Stations

A late night single track will be in effect for southbound Blue Line trains between the Rosemont and Cumberland stations from 10 p.m. Monday, January 5 until 4 a.m. the following morning. 
 
Southbound Blue Line customers at the Cumberland station 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.
 
Thursday Night – Northbound
From 10 p.m. Thursday, January 8 until 4 a.m. the following morning, a late night single track will be in effect for northbound Blue Line trains between the Cumberland and Rosemont stations
 
Northbound Blue Line customers at the Cumberland 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

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 approximately 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day beginning Tuesday, January 6 through Friday, January 9, 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.
 

Blue Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Single Track in Effect for Blue Line Trains between LaSalle and UIC-Halsted

A late night single track will be in effect for westbound Blue Line trains operating between the LaSalle and UIC-Halsted stations from 10 p.m. Tuesday, January 6 until 4 a.m. the following morning while crews install cable for the new signal and train control system project.
 
During this time, westbound Blue Line customers at the LaSalle, Clinton and UIC-Halsted stations 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.
 
Wednesday Night – Eastbound
From 10 p.m. Wednesday, January 7 until 4 a.m. the following morning, a single track will be in effect for eastbound Blue Line trains operating between the UIC-Halsted and LaSalle stations.
 
Eastbound Blue Line customers 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.
 

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:
 
  • Saturday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m. – Minnesota Timberwolves versus Bulls
  • Sunday, January 4 at 6 p.m. – Calgary Flames versus Blackhawks
  • Tuesday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m. – Sacramento Kings versus Bulls
 

 

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

Changes to #71 71st/South Shore Bus Stops

Effective immediately, the following bus stop changes will be made along the #71 71st/South Shore route:
 
The eastbound and westbound service stops located at 71st and Rhodes have been removed. Customers are advised to board and exit #71 buses from the bus stops located at either 71st and Eberhart or 71st and St. Lawrence.
 
Both the eastbound near side bus stop located at St. Lawrence Avenue and the westbound near side stop located at Eberhart Avenue have been relocated to far side stops.
 

Changes to #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick and #66 Chicago Bus Stops

Effective immediately, due to the completion of construction the eastbound near side bus stop located at Chicago and Wells has been eliminated. Customers are advised to board and exit southbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick and eastbound #66 Chicago buses at the reinstated near side bus stop located at Chicago and Franklin.
 

UPDATED: #2 Hyde Park Express and #15 Jeffery Local Buses Resume Reroute

Effective immediately the #2 Hyde Park Express and #15 Jeffery Local buses will return to their previous reroute 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.
 

#6 Jackson Park Express Buses Temporarily Rerouted for Helicopter Lift

From 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, January 3, Wacker Drive will be closed between Columbus and Lower Lake Shore Drive due to a helicopter lift at 323 E. Wacker. Northbound #6 Jackson Park buses will operate over the regular route along Michigan Avenue to Randolph then will travel via Randolph, Columbus to Wacker for end of route and start of southbound service over the regular route.
 

Ongoing Bus Reroutes

Buses Rerouted on Harrison Due to Construction

Harrison Street between Paulina and Ashland continues to be closed until further notice, 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.
 

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.
 

Buses Reroute 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.
 

Temporary Relocation of Bus Stop at Ellis and 57th

Until further notice, the southbound near side bus stop located at Ellis and 57th will be temporarily relocated to a far side stop due to construction on the University of Chicago campus. This change will affect #171 U. of Chicago/Hyde Park and #172 U. of Chicago/Kenwood buses.
 
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