Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of January 27-29

January 27, 2012

Blue Line – Events Affecting Service

Late Night Trains Continue to Operate on Same Tracks in Dearborn Subway

All late night Blue Line trains will be routed to operate on the northbound (to O’Hare) tracks between the Clark/Lake and Damen stations from 10:30 p.m. Friday, January 27 until 6 a.m. the following morning and then again from 9 p.m. Saturday, January 28 until 7 a.m. the following morning, while crews install station lighting.
 
During these times, southbound (to Forest Park) customers at the Grand, Chicago and Division stations must board and exit trains from the northbound (to O’Hare) side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 
Next Week
Light installation work continues next week resulting in all Blue Line trains being routed to operate on the northbound (to O’Hare) tracks between the Clark/Lake and Damen stations from 9:30 p.m. Sunday, January 29 until 4:30 a.m. the following morning and then again from 10:30 p.m. each night until 4:30 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday night, January 30 through Friday morning, February 3.
 
During these times, southbound (to Forest Park) customers at the Grand, Chicago and Division stations must board and exit trains from the northbound (to O’Hare) side of the platform.

 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 

Brown Line – Events Affecting Service

Temporary Closure of Auxiliary Platform Exit at the Diversey Station

The auxiliary exit to the northbound (to Kimball) platform at the Diversey Brown Line station will be temporarily closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, January 30 and then again during the same hours on Tuesday, January 31, while crews install security panels at the auxiliary entrance/exit.
 
During these times, customers will be directed to use the main station entrance to enter and exit the northbound (to Kimball) platform.
 

Red Line – Events Affecting Service

All Late Night Trains Operating on Same Track between Grand and Cermak-Chinatown

All late night Red Line trains will be routed to operate on the northbound (to Howard) tracks between the Grand and Cermak-Chinatown stations from 11 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Sunday night, January 29 through Wednesday morning, February 1, as subway sewer cleaning work continues.
 
During these times, southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) customers at the Lake, Monroe, Jackson, Harrison and Roosevelt stations must board and exit trains from the northbound (to Howard) side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train. 
 

Special Event Service Details

#19 United Center Express Service to the United Center

CTA will operate its #19 United Center Express for those attending the following events at the United Center this weekend and next week:
 
  • Friday, January 27 at 7 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks versus Bulls
  • Saturday, January 28 at 3:30 p.m. – Ultimate Fighting Championship
 
Buses will leave every 12-15 minutes from Michigan and Randolph beginning
90 minutes before the start of each event. After each event, #19 buses will await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on Madison near Gate 3 and will depart approximately every 15 minutes for one hour.
 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

Argyle Street Chinese New Year Parade Detours Three Routes on Saturday

From 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, January 28, #36 Broadway and #151 Sheridan buses will be detoured due to the Argyle Street Chinese New Year Parade, which will close Broadway between Foster and Lawrence and the southbound lanes of Sheridan Road between Lawrence and Foster.
 
Southbound #36 buses will travel over the regular route along Broadway to Foster then will operate via Foster, Clark, Lawrence to Broadway and then resume the regular route. Northbound #36 buses will travel the reverse route.
 
Southbound #151 buses will travel over the regular route along Sheridan to Foster then will operate via Foster, Marine, Wilson to Sheridan and then resume the regular route. Northbound #151 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 

Chinese New Year Parade Detours #21 Cermak Buses on Sunday

From 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, January 29, #21 Cermak buses will be detoured due to the closure of Cermak Road between Princeton and Wentworth for the annual Chinese New Year Parade.
 
Eastbound #21 buses will operate over the regular route along Cermak to Archer then will travel via Archer, Clark to Cermak and then resume the regular route. Westbound #21 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

Ongoing Bus Service Changes 

Temporary Reroute in Effect for #24 Wentworth Buses Operating to 87th/Racine

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, #24 Wentworth buses operating to 87th/Racine are being detoured due to the closure of Vincennes Avenue between 84th Street and Givins for sewer repair work.
 
Southbound #24 buses (operating to 87th Racine) are traveling over the regular route along Vincennes to 83rd Street then are operating via 83rd Street, Princeton, Holland, 87th Street and are resuming the regular route west on 87th Street past Vincennes. Northbound #24 buses are traveling the reverse route.
 

#8 Halsted and #132 Goose Island Express Buses Detoured for Bridge Work

Currently in effect until approximately 6 p.m. Monday, April 30, #8 Halsted and #132 Goose Island Express buses are being detoured due to the closure of the North Halsted Bridge over the north branch of the Chicago River for repair work.
 
Northbound #8 buses are traveling over the regular route along Halsted to Chicago then are operating via Chicago, Larrabee, Division to Halsted and then resuming the regular route. Southbound #8 buses are traveling the reverse route.
 
Southbound #132 buses are operating over the regular route along North Branch to Division then are traveling via Division, Larrabee, Chicago to Halsted and then resuming the regular route. Northbound #132 buses are operating over the regular route along Halsted to Chicago then are traveling via Chicago, Larrabee, Division to Cherry and then resuming the regular route.
 

Service Adjustments Due to the Congress/Wacker Construction Project

Due to the Congress/Wacker Construction Project, Franklin Street between Harrison and Van Buren and Lower Wacker Drive between Randolph and Harrison are closed until May. As a result of these closures and other street reconfigurations, the following changes in bus service currently are in effect: 
 
#11 Lincoln/Sedgwick
Northbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick buses are traveling over the regular route along Harrison to Canal then are operating via Canal, Jackson to Franklin and resuming the regular route. Southbound #11 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 
The following temporary changes also have been made to bus stops served by northbound #11 buses:
 
  • Canal/Harrison: a far side stop has been added to service.
  • Canal/Jackson: a near side stop has been added to service.
  • Jackson at the Chicago River: a near side stop has been added to service.
  • 404 W. Harrison: the mid-block stop has been removed from service.
  • Franklin/Van Buren: the far side stop has been removed from service.
 
#121 Union/Wacker Express
Northbound #121 Union/Wacker Express buses are operating over the regular route along Jackson past Wacker to Franklin then are traveling via Franklin, Lake, Post Place to Lower Wacker and then resuming the regular route.
 
Southbound #121 buses are operating over the regular route along Grand to Wabash then traveling via Wabash, Wacker, Franklin to Adams and then resuming the regular route.
 
#135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express
From Union Station, northbound #135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express buses are traveling south on Wacker to Jackson then are traveling east on Jackson past Franklin and resuming the regular route.
 
The following temporary changes have been made to bus stops served by northbound #135 buses:
 
  • Jackson/Franklin: a near side stop has been added to service.
  • Franklin/Jackson: the near side stop has been removed from service.
 
#136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express
From Union Station, northbound #136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express buses are operating south on Wacker to Van Buren then are traveling via Van Buren, Canal to Jackson and resuming the regular route.
 
The following temporary changes have been made to bus stops served by northbound #136 buses:
 
  • Jackson/Franklin: a near side stop has been added to service.
  • Franklin/Jackson: the near side stop has been removed from service.
 
#156 LaSalle (PM Service Only)
During the evening rush period only, northbound #156 LaSalle buses departing from Union Station are traveling west on Van Buren to Wacker then are operating via Wacker to Jackson and resuming the regular route.
 
The following temporary bus stop change has been made and is in effect for northbound #156 buses during the evening rush period only: 
 
  • Franklin/Jackson: the near side stop has been removed from service.
 

Temporary Removal of #29 State Bus Stop at State/Pershing

Currently in effect until Friday, June 1, the southbound far side stop at State/Pershing has been removed from service due to nearby construction work. Customers are advised to board southbound #29 buses one block south at 40th Street.
 

Temporary Removal of Bus Stop at Archer/Cicero

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Monday, June 6, the southbound far side bus stop at Archer/Cicero will be temporarily removed from service due to the demolition of a nearby building. This stop is currently served by #62 Archer and #62H Archer/Harlem buses.
 
During this time, customers can board southbound #62 buses at the existing near side stop at Archer/Cicero. Southbound #62H buses will serve the existing stop located at Archer/Lamon.
 

Wacker Drive Stage III Work Affecting 18 Downtown CTA Bus Routes

Currently in effect, 18 CTA bus routes that operate in the downtown area near Adams and Monroe streets at Wacker Drive are operating under temporary service changes, due to work associated with Stage III of the Wacker Drive construction project.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time along these routes: 
 
#1 Indiana/Hyde Park Express
#126 Jackson
#7 Harrison
#129 West Loop/South Loop (PM Service Only)
#14 Jeffery Express
#130 Museum Campus (Operates Mid-May – Labor Day)
#X28 Stony Island Express
#134 Stockton/LaSalle Express
#60 Blue Island/26th
#135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express
#120 Ogilvie/Wacker Express
#136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express
#121 Union/Wacker Express
#151 Sheridan
#123 Illinois Center/Union Express
#156 LaSalle
#124 Navy Pier
#157 Streeterville/Taylor
 
With the re-opening of Madison Street at Wacker Drive, #19 United Center Express, #20 Madison, #56 Milwaukee and #122 Illinois Center/Ogilvie Express buses have returned to their original routing.
 
(see separate release for details)
 

Temporary Relocation of #72 North Avenue Bus Stop

Currently in effect until approximately 6 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2013, the westbound near side stop at North Avenue/Washtenaw has been relocated to a far side stop. This stop is served by #72 North Avenue buses.
 

Temporary Relocation of Bus Stop at Lake Park/53rd Street

Currently in effect until 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, the southbound near side stop at Lake Park/53rd Street has been temporarily relocated to a far side stop due to nearby construction work. This stop is served by #6 Jackson Park Express, #X28 Stony Island Express and #171 U of C/Hyde Park buses.
 

Relocation of #36 Broadway Bus Stop Due to Nearby Construction

Currently in effect until Friday, July 12, 2013, the southbound near side stop at Broadway/Elmdale served by #36 Broadway buses has been relocated to a far side stop due to nearby construction.
 

Removal of Bus Stop Change Affects Five Routes

Currently in effect until Thursday, August 1, 2013, the mid-block bus stop located at 5800 South Stony Island has been temporarily removed due to construction. This stop is served by the #2 Hyde Park Express, #6 Jackson Park Express, #15 Jeffery Local, #28 Stony Island and #X28 Stony Island Express buses.
 
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