Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of May 26 - 28

May 25, 2006
5/25/06

Note: All CTA service will operate on a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.

Red Line - Dan Ryan Branch Rehabilitation:
CTA is working to replace track, power and signal systems and upgrade stations along the branch. When the work is completed, customers will experience more reliable service and modern station amenities.

Late Night Single Track in Effect Thursday
Single track service will be in effect between 69th and 79th from 11 p.m. Thursday, May 25 until 4 a.m. Friday, May 26.

Temporary Closure of 95th, 87th, 79th and 69th Street Red Line Stations This Weekend
Service on the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line from 95th to 69th station will be temporarily suspended in both directions this weekend from midnight Friday, May 26 until mid-day Monday, May 29.

CTA will operate bus shuttle service for customers as a substitute for rail service. Bus shuttle service will stop at all impacted stations ? 95th, 87th, 79th, 69th and 63rd stations, and normal Red Line service will operate in both directions between 63rd and Howard stations.

Bus shuttle service will operate on the same schedule as rail service would normally operate during the same time period.

Customers with disabilities are encouraged to use the #29 State bus. Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. Regular Red Line service will resume in the afternoon on Memorial Day. (See separate press release.)

Late Night Single Track in Effect Next Week
Late night single track service will be in effect between 33rd and 45th from 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 until 4 a.m. Wednesday, May 31 and again in the same location, during the same hours Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project:
CTA is working to expand capacity on the Brown Line. When the work is completed, customers will benefit from longer trains during rush hour and accessible, modern stations and platforms.

Throughout the Brown Line construction project, slow zones and single track operation are periodically necessary near construction activity so, as a general rule, rail customers should allow extra travel time.

Kimball and Francisco Stations to Remain Open This Weekend
Both the Kimball and Francisco stations on the Brown Line will remain open this weekend. The Kedzie and Rockwell stations closed on February 20 for reconstruction and will remain closed for six months. Rail customers may go to the next closest station for Brown Line service, or choose from eight neighborhood CTA bus routes to meet their transit service needs.

Other Events Affecting CTA Service

Single Track in Effect on Blue Line O'Hare Branch Thursday/Friday
Single track service will be in effect between the Jefferson Park and Harlem stations for maintenance from 10 p.m. Thursday, May 25 until 4 a.m. Friday, May 26 and again in the same location, during the same hours Friday night.

Navy Pier Bus Turnaround Improvements Complete
CTA has completed work to reverse the flow of bus traffic at its Navy Pier bus turnaround facility located just north of Grand Avenue. Beginning Friday, May 26, buses will enter the facility from the west end so that when they reach the east end terminal, they will be facing approaching customers, making it easier to identify routes. Buses will then exit on the east end of the turnaround onto Grand.

CTA provides bus service to Navy Pier via the #2 Hyde Park Express, #29 State, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago, #120 North Western/Wacker Express, #121 Union/Wacker Express and #124 Navy Pier bus routes. (See separate press release.)

Summer Service Schedule Resumes to Navy Pier and Museum of Science & Industry Bus Routes
Summer service hours will begin this weekend on the #124 Navy Pier and #10 Museum of Science & Industry routes through Labor Day. #124 will extend service to midnight from 10:30 p.m. between Union Station and the Ogilivie Transportation Center to Navy Pier. #10 will begin providing weekday service and more frequent weekend service to the museum.

Memorial Day Parade Closes Downtown Streets Saturday
State Street and its cross streets from Wacker Drive to Van Buren will be closed from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27 for the Memorial Day Parade.

Buses on the #6 Jackson Park Express, #10 Museum of Science & Industry, #14 Jeffery Express, #20 Madison, #29 State, #36 Broadway, #56 Milwaukee, #60 Blue Island/26th, #62 Archer, #124 Navy Pier, #126 Jackson, #130 Grant Park Treasures, #145 Wilson/ Michigan Express, #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express, #147 Outer Drive Express and #151 Sheridan may experience intermittent service delays and may be rerouted to adjacent streets during the parade. Customers should allow extra travel time.

Lake Shore Drive Closes for Bike the Drive Sunday
Lake Shore Drive will be closed between Bryn Mawr and 57th Street from 5 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 28 for Bike the Drive. The ride begins and ends in Grant Park at Columbus and Balbo. Several CTA bus routes will be rerouted during the event.

#6 Jackson Park Express buses will operate in both directions via Lake Park, 47th, King Drive, Cermak, Michigan, then resume the regular route.

#10 Museum of Science & Industry buses will operate in both directions via Michigan, Cermak, King Drive, 47th, Lake Park, 56th, Stony Island, 57th, Cornell to the west parking lot of the museum.

#12 Roosevelt buses will operate in both directions via Michigan, 14th, Indiana and Roosevelt. #12 buses will not travel east of Indiana to the Museum Campus. Customers wishing to go to the Museum Campus should get off the #12 bus at Roosevelt and Michigan and walk one block north to the pedestrian walkway at 11th and Michigan.

Northbound #14 Jeffery Express buses will operate via Lake Shore Drive, 47th, Indiana, 31st, Michigan, to Madison, then resume the regular route. Southbound buses will operate via Washington, Michigan, 47th to Lake Shore Drive, then resume the regular route. Customers can use the pedestrian walkway at 11th/Michigan to access the Museum Campus.

#145 Wilson/Michigan Express and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express buses will operate in both directions via Melrose, Inner Lake Shore Drive, Sheridan, Stockton, LaSalle, Inner Lake Shore Drive and Michigan, then resume the regular route.

#147 Outer Drive Express buses will operate in both directions via Marine, Inner Lake Shore Drive, Sheridan, Stockton, LaSalle, Inner Lake Shore Drive and Michigan, then resume the regular route.

Customers participating in Bike the Drive can use CTA to get there. All CTA buses have bike racks that can carry two bicycles mounted on the front of buses.

The two-bike limit on rail cars will be relaxed from 3 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday on all CTA rail lines. CTA rail operators will determine whether a bike will fit on a rail car or if the car is too crowded.

Run and Parade Close Streets in Beverly on Monday
Longwood will be closed between 96th and 111th Streets from 8 a.m. until noon Monday, May 29 for the Beverly Ridge Run and Memorial Day Parade. #103 West 103rd buses will operate in both directions via 103rd, Beverly, 95th, Western and 103rd, then resume the regular route. #112 Vincennes buses will operate in both directions via Vincennes, 115th to Western, then resume the regular route.

Commercial Closes for Maintenance Work through June 1
Commercial is closed at 93rd (under the Skyway) through Thursday, June 1 for maintenance work and painting of the Skyway. #71 71st/South buses will operate in both directions via Commercial, 93rd, Colfax, 95th and Commercial, then resume the regular route.

Cermak to Close for Construction Work through December 1
Cermak will close between Rockwell and Western from 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, December 1 for road construction. #21 Cermak buses will operate in both directions via Cermak, California, 26th Street, Western and Cermak, then resume the regular route.

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