Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of January 30 – February 1

January 30, 2009

Blue Line – Slow Zone

Single Track in Effect at the Rosemont Blue Line Station Next Week

A late night single track will be in effect for southbound Blue Line trains at the Rosemont station next week from 8 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday, February 2 through Thursday morning, February 5. 
 
Southbound Blue Line customers at the Rosemont 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.
 

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 31, 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.
 
Next Week
From approximately 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day beginning Tuesday, February 3 through Friday, February 6, 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.
 

Blue Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Late Night Single Track in Effect for Blue Line Subway Trains This Weekend

A late night single track will be in effect for southbound Blue Line trains between the LaSalle and UIC-Halsted stations from 9 p.m. Friday, January 30 until 7 a.m. the following morning due to signal repair work.
 
Southbound Blue Line customers at the LaSalle, Clinton and UIC-Halsted 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.
 
Saturday Night – Northbound
From 9 p.m. Saturday, January 31 until 7 a.m. the following morning a late night single track will be in effect for northbound Blue Line trains between the LaSalle and Grand stations as crews continue signal repair work.
 
Northbound Blue Line customers at the Jackson, Monroe, Washington and Clark/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.
 

Red Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Late Night Single Track for Red Line Subway Trains between Roosevelt and Grand

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, February 1 until 4 a.m. the following morning for sewer cleaning in the subway.
 
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 during this time.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 
Next Week
Sewer cleaning in the Red Line subway will continue during the week from 11 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday night, February 2 through Friday morning, February 6. During these times, a single track will be in effect for northbound Red Line trains between the Roosevelt and Grand stations.
 
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.
 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

CTA Buses Resume Service along Wells Street Bridge

Effective immediately, southbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick and eastbound #125 Water Tower Express buses will resume traveling along their regular routes.
 
The temporary reroute of #11 and #125 buses around the Wells Street Bridge has concluded following the completion of bridge repair and maintenance work.
 

Jackson Boulevard Closed between Dearborn and State on Saturday

From 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 31, Jackson Boulevard will be closed between Dearborn and State due to construction work.
 
Eastbound #126 Jackson buses will operate over the regular route along Jackson to Dearborn then will travel via Dearborn, Monroe, State to Jackson and then resume the regular route. Westbound #126 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 
Northbound #151 Sheridan buses will operate over the regular route along Jackson to Dearborn then will travel via Dearborn, Monroe to State and then resume the regular route. Southbound #151 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 

Two Bus Routes Detoured for Helicopter Lift at Michigan and Randolph on Saturday

On Saturday, January 31, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Randolph Street will be closed between Michigan and Columbus due to a helicopter lift. During this time, #4 Cottage Grove and #60 Blue Island buses will be temporarily detoured.
 
Northbound #4 and eastbound #60 buses will operate over the regular route along Michigan Avenue to Wacker then will travel via Wacker, Columbus to South Water for the end of route and start of southbound and westbound service. Southbound #4 and westbound #60 buses will operate from South Water to Michigan and then resume their regular routes. 
 

Chinese New Year Parade Temporarily Reroutes #21 Cermak Buses on Sunday

From 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 1, eastbound #21 Cermak buses will be temporarily rerouted due to the Chinese New Year Parade on Wentworth Avenue.
 
Eastbound #21 Cermak buses will operate over the regular route along Cermak Road to Archer then will travel via Archer, Clark to Cermak and then resume the regular route. Westbound #21 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular 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.
 

#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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