Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of January 9-11

January 9, 2009

Blue Line – Slow Zone

Single Track in Effect between the Grand and Damen Blue Line Stations

A late night single track will be in effect for northbound Blue Line trains between the Grand and Damen stations from 11 p.m. Sunday, January 11 until 4 a.m. the following morning. 
 
Northbound Blue Line customers at the Grand, Chicago and Division 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 – 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 10, 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.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.
 
Next Week
From approximately 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day beginning Tuesday, January 13 through Friday, January 16, 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.
 
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. Friday, January 9 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.
 
Saturday Night – Eastbound
From 10 p.m. Saturday, January 10 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 at the LaSalle, Clinton and UIC-Halsted stations 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:
 
  • Friday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. – Washington Wizards versus Bulls
  • Saturday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. – Oklahoma City Thunder versus Bulls
  • Sunday, January 11 at 6 p.m. – Nashville Predators versus Blackhawks
  • Monday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. – Portland Trail Blazers versus Bulls
  • Wednesday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. – Buffalo Sabres versus Blackhawks
  • Thursday, January 15 at 7 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers 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

#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express Bus Stop Relocation

Effective immediately, the near side westbound bus stop located at Roosevelt and Michigan served by #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express will be changed to a far side stop.
 

Late Night Closure of Michigan Avenue Bridge Detours CTA Buses

From 12:01 a.m. until 4 a.m. Sunday, January 11, the Michigan Avenue Bridge will be closed to all traffic due to trial bridge lifts for upcoming sidewalk replacement.
 
Northbound #3 King Drive, #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express, #147 Outer Drive Express and #151 Sheridan buses will operate over their regular routes along Michigan Avenue to Wacker then travel via Wacker, Dearborn, Ohio to Michigan and then will resume their regular routes.
 
Southbound #3, #146, #147 and #151 buses will travel over their regular routes along Michigan Avenue to Ontario then will operate via Ontario, Clark, Wacker to Michigan and then resume their regular routes.
 
Eastbound #66 Chicago (Owl Service) buses will operate over the regular route along Chicago Avenue to Fairbanks then will travel via Fairbanks, Columbus, South Water to Michigan and then will resume the regular route. Westbound #66 buses will travel the reverse 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

Bus 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.
 

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.
 

#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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