Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of January 6-8

January 6, 2012

Blue Line – Events Affecting Service

Late Night Trains to Operate on Same Tracks in Dearborn Subway

All late night Blue Line trains will be routed to operate on the southbound (to Forest Park) tracks between the Clark/Lake and Damen stations from 10 p.m. Friday, January 6 until 6 a.m. the following morning and then again from 10 p.m. Saturday, January 7 until 6 a.m. the following morning, while crews install station lighting.
 
During these times, northbound (to O’Hare) customers at the Grand, Chicago and Division stations must board and exit trains from the southbound (to Forest Park) side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 
Next Week
From 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 11 until 4:30 a.m. the following morning, all late night Blue Line trains will be routed to operate on the southbound (to Forest Park) tracks between the Clark/Lake and Damen stations as crews continue station lighting installation work.
 
Northbound (to O’Hare) customers at the Grand, Chicago and Division stations must board and exit trains from the southbound (to Forest Park) 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

Daytime Closure of Main Entrance to the Chicago Station Next Week

The Chicago Avenue main entrance/exit to the southbound (to the Loop) platform of the Chicago Brown Line station will be temporarily closed from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day beginning Monday, January 9 through Friday, January 13, while crews replace platform decking.
 
During these times, customers will be directed to access the Chicago station using the auxiliary entrance located along Superior Street.
 

Red Line – Events Affecting Service

Late Night Boarding Changes in the State Street Subway Next Week

Late night Red Line trains will be routed to operate on the northbound (to Howard) tracks between the North/Clybourn and Lake stations from 10 p.m. Sunday, January 8 until 4 a.m. the following morning, due to sewer cleaning work in the subway.
 
Subway sewer cleaning work will continue on week nights from 10:30 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday night, January 9 until Friday morning, January 13.
 
During these times, southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) customers at the Clark/Division station must board and exit trains from the northbound (to Howard) side of the platform.
 
Southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) customers at the Chicago and Grand stations must board and exit trains from the northbound (to Howard) platforms.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train. 
 

Special Event Service Details

UPDATE: #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 6 at 7:30 p.m. – Colorado Avalanche versus Blackhawks
  • Sunday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m. – Detroit Red Wings versus Blackhawks
  • Monday, January 9 at 7 p.m. – Detroit Pistons versus Bulls*
  • Tuesday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. – Columbus Bluejackets versus Blackhawks*
  • Wednesday, January 11 at 7 p.m. – Washington Wizards versus Bulls*
  • Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. – Minnesota Wild versus Blackhawks*
 
*IMPORTANT NOTE: #19 buses will return to original routing beginning Monday, January 9.
 
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.
 
#19 United Center Express Service Details – Through Sunday, January 8
 
Due to the closure of some downtown streets for Stage II of the Wacker Drive construction project, the following service changes are in effect for westbound #19 buses through Sunday, January 8:  
 
Westbound #19 buses are traveling over the regular route along Madison to Franklin then operating via Franklin to Randolph and resuming the regular route.
 
The following changes have been made to stops served by westbound buses:
 
  • Madison/Wacker: the westbound far side stop has been temporarily removed from service.
  • Madison/Clinton: the westbound near side stop has been temporarily removed from service.
  • Randolph/Wacker: buses are serving the westbound near side stop.
  • Randolph/Canal: buses are serving the westbound near side stop.
  • Randolph/Jefferson: buses are serving the new westbound near side stop.
 
Eastbound #19 buses are unaffected and are traveling over the regular route
 
 

New/Temporary Changes in Bus Service

Crane Lift Detours Six Routes in the Loop until Monday Morning

Currently in effect until approximately 6 a.m. Monday, January 9, six bus routes are being detoured due to the closure of Jackson Boulevard between Dearborn and State for a scheduled crane lift.
 
Routes affected are: southbound #1 Indiana/Hyde Park, eastbound #7 Harrison, southbound #X28 Stony Island Express, eastbound #126 Jackson, southbound #129 West Loop/South Loop (AM rush service only) and northbound #151 Sheridan.
 
All buses are traveling over their regular routes along Jackson to Dearborn then are operating via Dearborn, Monroe, State to Jackson and then resuming their regular routes.
 
Northbound #1, westbound #7, northbound #X28, westbound #126, northbound #129 and southbound #151 buses are not affected and are traveling over their regular routes.
 

Service Changes to 18 Downtown CTA Bus Routes Beginning Monday, January 9

Effective at the start of service on Monday, January 9, 18 CTA bus routes that operate in the downtown area near Adams and Monroe streets at Wacker Drive will undergo service changes, as Stage III of the Wacker Drive construction project begins.
 
Construction work will require either new changes in service or buses maintaining detours currently in effect along the following routes. 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
 
(see separate release for details)
 

Ongoing Bus Service Changes

Reroute of #26 South Shore Express and #30 South Chicago Buses

Currently in effect until approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, #26 South Shore Express and #30 South Chicago buses are being detoured due to the closure of the 92nd Street (Ewing) Bridge over the Calumet River for bridge repair work. 
 
Southbound #26 and #30 buses are operating over their regular routes along 91st Street to Mackinaw then are traveling via Mackinaw, Harbor, South Chicago, 95th Street to Ewing and then resuming their regular routes. Northbound #26 and #30 buses are traveling the reverse route.
 

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.
 

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 on 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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