Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of January 8-10

January 8, 2010

 

Blue Line – Slow Zone Work

Southbound Trains Undergo Late Night Single Track between Damen and Grand

Southbound Blue Line trains will undergo a late night single track between the Damen and Grand stations from 10 p.m. Friday, January 8 until 6 a.m. the following morning and then again from 10 p.m. Saturday, January 9 until 7 a.m. the following morning, while crews finish work associated with the track renewal project.
 
During these times, southbound Blue Line customers at the Division, Chicago and Grand 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.
 

Blue Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Early Morning Single Track between California and Belmont on Monday and Friday Next Week

Due to track maintenance, northbound Blue Lines trains on the O’Hare branch will undergo an early morning single track between the California and Belmont stations from 1 a.m. until 3:30 a.m. on Monday morning, January 11 and then again during the same hours on Friday morning, January 15.
 
During these times, northbound Blue Line customers at the Logan Square 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 Work

Trains Rerouted at the Sheridan Station This Saturday and Next Week

Northbound and southbound Red Line trains will be rerouted at the Sheridan station from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 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 from the outer platforms instead of the inner platforms.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.
 
Next Week
Work to reduce slow zones near the Sheridan Red Line station continues next week resulting in a reroute of northbound and southbound trains from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day beginning Tuesday, January 12 through Friday, January 15.
 
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 from the outer platforms instead of the inner platforms.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.
 

Red Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Northbound Trains Undergo Single Track Due to Subway Sewer Cleaning

A late night single track will be in effect for northbound Red Line trains between the Roosevelt and Grand stations from 11 p.m. Wednesday, January 13 until 4 a.m. the following morning and then again from 11 p.m. Thursday, January 14 until 4 a.m. the following morning, due to the cleaning of sewers in the subway.
 
During these times, northbound Red Line customers at the Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe and Lake stations must board and exit from the southbound 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

Post-Game Only Service Provided on #19 United Center Express for Bulls and Blackhawks Games This Weekend

The Chicago Transit Authority will provide post-game service only on the #19 United Center Express route for the Bulls and Blackhawks games this weekend. Service to the United Center prior to the start of the games will not be provided along the #19 route.  To get to the games, customers are encouraged to take the #20 Madison route, which provides direct service to the United Center from downtown.
 
Tip-off for the Minnesota Timberwolves versus Bulls game is at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 9. The Anaheim Ducks and Blackhawks face-off on Sunday, January 10 at 6 p.m.
 
(see separate release for details)
 
 

Service To and From Events at the United Center Next Week

CTA will operate its #19 United Center Express buses to and from the following events at the United Center next week:
 
  • Monday, January 11 at 7 p.m. – Detroit Pistons versus Bulls
  • Thursday, January, 14 at 7:30 p.m. – Columbus Blue Jackets versus Blackhawks
  • Friday, January 15 at 7 p.m. – Washington Wizards versus Bulls
 
Buses will leave every 10 minutes from Michigan and Randolph beginning 90 minutes before the start of each event until the event begins.  When the event ends, #19 buses will depart the United Center approximately every 15 minutes for one hour.
 
#19 buses no longer make stops along Michigan Avenue north of Randolph, but continue to make all stops on Madison from Wabash to Clinton.  From Clinton, #19 buses run express to the United Center.
 
After each game, #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 will operate 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

#11 Lincoln/Sedgwick Buses Temporarily Detoured Due to Water Main Work

Currently in effect until 5 a.m. Saturday, January 30, the southbound curb lane of Van Buren is closed between Wells and Franklin due to a water main installation project.
 
Southbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick buses will travel over the regular route along Wells to Adams then will operate via Adams, Wacker to Van Buren and then resume the regular route. Northbound #11 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 

UPDATE: Reroute Continues for Northbound #24 Wentworth Buses Due to LaSalle Street Bridge Work

LaSalle Street between 28th and 26th streets will continue to be closed to all traffic until Wednesday, March 31, due to the reconstruction of the LaSalle Street Bridge.
 
Northbound #24 Wentworth buses will operate over the regular route along LaSalle to 31st Street then will travel via 31st Street, State, 26th Street to Wentworth and then resume the regular route. Southbound #24 buses will travel over the regular route.
 
Changes to #24 Wentworth Bus Stops
Due to the reconstruction of the LaSalle Street Bridge, the following changes made to bus stops served by #24 Wentworth buses also will continue to be in place until Wednesday, March 31:
 
LaSalle/31st Street: the northbound far side stop has been relocated to a near side stop.
Wentworth/26th Street: the northbound near side stop has been relocated to a westbound near side stop at 26th Street/Wentworth.
 

Relocation of Bus Stop at 79th Street/Vincennes

Effective at the start of service on Tuesday, January 12, the eastbound far side stop at 79th Street/Vincennes served by #8A South Halsted and #79 79th buses will be relocated to a near side stop.
 
Southbound #24 Wentworth buses, however, will continue to serve the far side stop at 79th Street/Vincennes.
 

Ongoing Bus Reroutes

Southbound #36 Broadway and #145 Wilson/Michigan Express Buses Detoured at Van Buren/Wells

Until 10 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2010, southbound #36 Broadway and #145 Wilson/Michigan Express buses are being rerouted from the area of Van Buren/Wells due to work associated with the Wacker Drive Reconstruction project.
 
Southbound #36 and #145 buses will travel over their regular routes along Van Buren Street to Clark then will operate via Clark, Congress, Wells to Harrison before turning to begin northbound service. Northbound #36 and #145 buses will travel east along Harrison over the regular route.
 

Temporary Relocation of #7 Harrison Bus Stop at Harrison/Ashland

Currently in effect until Sunday, January 31, the eastbound near side stop at Harrison/Ashland served by #7 Harrison buses has been relocated to a far side stop.
 

Temporary Changes to Bus Stops Near Sheridan/Foster

Currently in effect until Wednesday, March 17, 2010, the northbound near side stop at Sheridan/Foster temporarily has been removed from service due to the demolition and reconstruction of a nearby building. This stop is served by #136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express, #147 Outer Drive Express and #151 Sheridan buses.
 

Lane Restrictions near State and Grand Detour #29 State and #65 Grand Buses

Due to lane restrictions associated with the Grand/State Red Line rehabilitation project at the northwest corner of State Street and Grand Avenue, #29 State and #36 Broadway buses are being detoured to adjacent streets. These changes in service are expected to remain in place until April 2010.
 
Southbound #29 State buses will operate over the regular route along Grand past State to Clark then will travel via Clark, Illinois to State and then resume the regular route.
 
Northbound #29 buses are able to travel on the remaining open lane along State and will operate over its regular route.
 
Southbound #36 Broadway buses will travel over the regular route along State to Ontario then will operate via Ontario, Clark, Illinois to State and then resume the regular route. Northbound #36 buses will operate over the regular route along Dearborn past Illinois to Ohio then will travel via Ohio to State and then resume the regular route.
 

Temporary Removal of #66 Chicago Bus Stop

Currently in effect, the eastbound near side stop at Chicago/Clark served by #66 Chicago buses temporarily has been removed from service until Friday, April 30, 2010, due to construction.
 

14 CTA Bus Routes Affected Due to Jackson Viaduct Work

Due to the reconstruction of the Jackson Boulevard viaduct between Canal and Wacker, changes in service along 14 CTA bus routes are expected to remain in place until April 2010. The following CTA bus routes are being rerouted to adjacent streets:
 

#1 Indiana/Hyde Park
#126 Jackson
#7 Harrison
#129 West Loop/South Loop
#X28 Stony Island Express
#130 Museum Campus
#38 Ogden/Taylor
#132 Goose Island Express
#60 Blue Island/26th
#151 Sheridan
#121 Union/Wacker Express
#156 LaSalle
#123 Illinois Center/Union Express
#157 Streeterville

 
(see separate release  for details)
 

Temporary Relocation of #93 California/Dodge Bus Stop

Currently in effect until Thursday, May 27, 2010, the southbound curb-side lane of California Avenue at Granville is closed to all traffic due to construction. As a result of this lane closure, the southbound near side stop at California/Granville served by #93 California/Dodge buses temporarily has been relocated approximately 175 feet north.
 

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

Due to an underground construction project, the southbound far side stop at State/Pershing served by #29 State buses has been removed from service until Sunday, May 1, 2011.
 
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