Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of November 12-14

November 12, 2010

Blue Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Sunday Night: Two-Phase Single Track Operation in Effect between Irving Park and Belmont

A two-phase single track operation will be in effect for all late night Blue Line trains operating between the Irving Park and Belmont stations beginning Sunday night, November 14, due to track maintenance.
 
Phase I – at Addison and Belmont
From 10 p.m. until midnight Sunday, November 14, Blue Line customers at the Addison and Belmont stations traveling southbound (to Forest Park) must board and exit trains from the northbound side (to O’Hare) side of the platform.
 
Phase II – at Irving Park, Addison and Belmont
From 12:01 a.m. until 4 a.m. Monday, November 15, Blue Line customers at the Irving Park, Addison and Belmont traveling southbound (to Forest Park) must board and exit trains from the northbound (to O’Hare) side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 

Monday Night: Two-Phase Single Track Operation in Effect between Addison and Jefferson Park

A two-phase single track operation will be in effect for all late night Blue Line trains operating between the Addison and Jefferson Park stations beginning Monday night, November 15, as track maintenance work continues along the O’Hare branch.
 
Phase I – at Irving Park
From 10 p.m. until midnight Monday, November 15, Blue Line customers at the Irving Park station traveling northbound (to O’Hare) must board and exit trains from the southbound (to Forest Park) side of the platform.
 
Phase II – at Irving Park and Montrose
From 12:01 a.m. until 4 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, Blue Line customers at the Irving Park and Montrose stations traveling northbound (to O’Hare) 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.
 

Tuesday Night: Two-Phase Single Track Operation in Effect between Jefferson Park and Addison

Track maintenance along the O’Hare branch continues, resulting in a two-phase single track operation in effect for all late night Blue Line trains operating between the Jefferson Park and Addison stations beginning Tuesday night, November 16.
 
Phase I – at Montrose
From 10 p.m. until midnight Tuesday, November 16, Blue Line customers at the Montrose station traveling southbound (to Forest Park) must board and exit trains from the northbound (to O’Hare) side of the platform.
 
Phase II – at Montrose and Irving Park
From 12:01 a.m. until 4 a.m. Wednesday, November 17, Blue Line customers at the Montrose and Irving Park stations traveling southbound (to Forest Park) must board and exit trains from the northbound side (to O’Hare) 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

Southbound Trains Unable to Stop at Jarvis, Morse and Loyola This Weekend

Red Line trains traveling southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) temporarily will be unable to stop at the Jarvis, Morse and Loyola stations from 11 p.m. Friday, November 12 until 4 a.m. Monday, November 15, due to tie renewal work. Red Line trains traveling northbound (to Howard) are not affected.
 
During this time, Red Line customers traveling southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) who want to exit at Jarvis, Morse or Loyola should travel to Granville and board a northbound train (to Howard) and exit at the appropriate station. Customers at Jarvis, Morse or Loyola who want to travel south should board a northbound train to Howard to access a southbound train (to 95th/Dan Ryan).
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.
 

Late Night Trains to Operate on the Same Tracks at the 47th Street Station

All late night Red Line trains will be routed to operate on the northbound (to Howard) tracks at the 47th Street station from 11 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday night, November 15 through Friday morning, November 19, due to track maintenance work.
 
During these times, Red Line customers at the 47th Street station traveling southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) must board and exit trains from the northbound (to Howard) side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 

Service for Upcoming Events

CTA Service to Events at the United Center

CTA will operate its #19 United Center Express for those attending these upcoming events at the United Center:
 
  • Friday, November 12 at 8 p.m. – Dane Cook Concert
  • Saturday, November 13 at 7 p.m. – Washington Wizards versus Bulls
  • Sunday, November 14 at 6 p.m. – Anaheim Ducks versus Blackhawks
 
Buses will leave every 12-15 minutes from Michigan and Randolph beginning 90 minutes before the start of each event. When the event ends, #19 buses will depart the United Center approximately every 15 minutes for one hour.
 
#19 buses make all stops on Madison from Wabash to Clinton. From Clinton, #19 buses run express to the United Center.
 
After each 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 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.
 

CTA Provides Service for Bears Game

Fan heading to the Bears game versus the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, November 14 will find the #128 Soldier Field Express and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express buses provide affordable and convenient travel options. Kickoff is at noon.
 
The #128 Soldier Field Express operates non-stop between the Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station and Soldier Field. Service will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. After the game, buses will leave Soldier Field every few minutes for approximately one hour.
 
The cash fare for #128 buses is $1 for full-fare customers and 50 cents for reduced-fare customers. The exact cash is required. Customers who use CTA fare media on the #128 will be charged a regular CTA bus fare.
 
In addition, Red, Orange and Green line trains serve customers traveling to and from Soldier Field via the Roosevelt station a few blocks west of the stadium.
 
Buses Rerouted
In anticipation of heavy traffic along Roosevelt and Lake Shore Drive due to the football game at Soldier Field, the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express will be detoured from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 14.
 
Southbound #146 buses will travel over the regular route along Columbus to Lake Shore Drive then will operate via Lake Shore Drive, 18th Street to Museum Campus Drive and then resume the regular route.
 
Northbound #146 buses will travel over the regular route along Museum Campus Drive to Waldron then will operate via Waldron, Lake Shore Drive to Columbus and then resume the regular route.
 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

UPDATED: Sewer Installation Project Detours Southbound #57 Laramie Buses

Beginning Monday, November 15 through Wednesday, November 24, southbound #57 Laramie buses are being detoured due to the temporary closure of Laramie Avenue between Fulton and Maypole for a sewer installation project.

Southbound #57 buses are traveling over the regular route along Laramie to Lake then are operating via Lake, Pine, Corcoran, Central, Madison to Laramie and then resuming the regular route. Northbound #57 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 

Water Main Project Reroutes #85A Central Buses

Currently in effect until 4 p.m., on Monday, November 15, #85A Central buses will be temporarily rerouted at 5800 North Central due to a water main reconstruction project.
 
Northbound buses will travel over the regular route to Central/Elston then will operate via Elston, Milwaukee, Nagle, Devon to Caldwell and then resume the regular route.
 
Southbound buses will travel over the regular route to Lehigh/Devon then will operate via Devon, Milwaukee, Elston to Central and then resume the regular route.
 

Bus Stop Changes for Six CTA Bus Routes

The following changes have been made to seven CTA bus stops:
 
#8 Halsted
  • The southbound near side stop at Halsted/North Avenue has been relocated to a far side stop.
 
#36 Broadway and #145 Wilson/Michigan Express
  • The near side stop at Harrison/Financial Place has been reinstated.
 
#52 Kedzie/California
  • The northbound near side stop at Kedzie/23rd has been relocated to a far side stop
  • The northbound far side stop at Kedzie/24th has been relocated to a near side stop.
 
#132 Goose Island Express
  • The northbound far side stop at Clybourn/North Avenue has been relocated to a near side stop.
 
#145 Wilson/Michigan Express and #36 Broadway
  • The northbound near side stop at Harrison/Financial Place has been reinstated.
 
#156 LaSalle
  • The southbound far side stop at LaSalle/Grand has been relocated to a near side stop.
 

Buses Reroute for Movie Filming

Buses along the #63 63rd will undergo a temporary reroute from 10 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. on Monday, November 15 due to the filming of a movie.
 
Eastbound #63 buses will travel over the regular route to 63rd/King Drive then will operate via King Drive, 61st, Cottage Grove to 63rd and then resume the regular route. Westbound #63 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

Ongoing Bus Service Changes

#52A South Kedzie Buses Detoured at Kedzie/67th Street

Currently in effect until further notice, #52A South Kedzie buses are being detoured due to weight restrictions on the Kedzie Avenue Bridge at 67th Street.
 
Southbound #52A buses are traveling over the regular route along Kedzie to 67th Street then are operating via 67th Street, California, 71st Street to Kedzie and then resuming the regular route. Northbound #52A buses are traveling the reverse route.
 

Three Routes Detoured Due to Lane Restrictions along Van Buren between Clinton and Jefferson

Currently in effect until 7 p.m. Friday, November 19, westbound #124 Navy Pier and #126 Jackson buses and southbound #125 Water Tower Express buses are being detoured due to lane restrictions in place along Van Buren between Clinton and Jefferson due to fiber optic conduit installation work.
 
Westbound #124 and #126 and southbound #125 buses are traveling over their regular routes along Clinton past Van Buren to Harrison then are operating via Harrison, Jefferson to Van Buren and then resuming their regular routes.
 
Eastbound #124 and #126 and northbound #125 buses are not affected and are traveling over their regular routes.
 

Temporary Bus Stop Changes Due to Road Work at Skokie/Foster and Golf/Skokie

Currently in effect until Friday, November 19, the following temporary bus stop changes have been made due to street construction at the intersections of Skokie/Foster and Golf/Skokie.
 
#54A North Cicero/Skokie Blvd.
  • Skokie/Foster: the southbound far side stop has been removed from service.
  • Golf/Skokie: the northbound far side stop has been removed from service.
 
#97 Skokie
  • Skokie/Foster: the eastbound far side stop has been removed from service.
  • Golf/Skokie: the westbound far side stop has been removed from service.
 
#205 Chicago/Golf
  • Golf/Skokie: the westbound far side stop has been removed from service.
 

Water Main Construction Project to Detour #56A North Milwaukee Buses

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Friday, December 24, short-run #56A North Milwaukee buses operating to Devon/Avondale are being rerouted due to the closure of Devon Avenue between Newcastle and Oak Park for a water main construction project.
 
#56A North Milwaukee (Service to Devon/Avondale Only)
Northbound #56A buses are traveling over the regular route along Milwaukee to Devon before turning to begin southbound service. Southbound #56A buses are departing from Milwaukee/Devon and traveling over the regular route.
 

Bridge Work Detours #26 South Shore Express and #30 South Chicago Express Buses

Currently in effect until Friday, December 31, #26 South Shore Express and #30 South Chicago Express buses are being rerouted due to the closure of the Ewing Street Bridge over the Calumet River for repair work.
 
Northbound #26 and #30 buses are traveling over the regular route along Ewing to 95th Street then are operating via 95th Street, South Chicago, Harbor, Mackinaw to 91st Street and continuing west on 91st Street over the regular route.
 
Southbound #26 and #30 buses are traveling over the regular route along 91st Street to Mackinaw then are operating via Mackinaw, Harbor, South Chicago, 95th Street to Ewing and continuing south on Ewing over the regular route.
 

#94 South California Buses Detoured Due to a Viaduct Construction Project

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Friday, December 31, #94 South California buses are being detoured due to the temporary closure of California Avenue between Taylor and Fillmore for construction work on a nearby viaduct.
 
Northbound #94 buses are traveling over the regular route along California to Roosevelt then are operating via Roosevelt, Sacramento, Harrison to California and resuming the regular route. Southbound #94 buses are traveling the reverse route.
 

Temporary Changes in Service for #21 Cermak and #62 Archer Buses Serving the Cermak-Chinatown Station

Currently in effect, customers at the Cermak-Chinatown Red Line station must use the new entrance located on Archer Avenue approximately one block north of Cermak. This entrance will serve as the primary access point for customers while the main entrance to the station on the north side of Cermak is reconstructed and made accessible. 
 
As a result of these changes, and to accommodate customers transferring between bus and rail services, the following changes have been made to buses serving the station:
 
#21 Cermak
Eastbound #21 Cermak buses are traveling over the regular route along Cermak to Wentworth then operating via Wentworth, Archer, Clark to Cermak and resuming the regular route. Westbound #21 buses are traveling the reverse route.
 
  • Cermak/Wentworth: the near side stop at Cermak/Wentworth served by eastbound #21 buses has been temporarily removed from service.
  • Wentworth/Cermak: new temporary stops have been added at Wentworth/Cermak for eastbound and westbound #21 buses. Eastbound customers must board and exit buses from the far side stop; westbound customers must board and exit buses from the near side stop.
  • Cermak/Red Line Station: the mid-block stop near the Cermak Road entrance of the Cermak-Chinatown station has been temporarily removed from service.
  • Archer/Red Line Station: eastbound #21 buses are serving the new temporary mid-block stop near the Archer Avenue entrance of the Cermak-Chinatown station.
  • Wentworth/Archer: westbound #21 buses are serving the new temporary far side stop at Wentworth/Archer.
 
#62 Archer
  • Archer/Wentworth: the northbound near side stop at Archer/Wentworth served by #62 buses has been removed from service.
  • Archer/Red Line Station: northbound #62 buses are serving the new mid-block stop near the Archer Avenue entrance of the Cermak-Chinatown station.
 

#56 Milwaukee Bus Stop at Milwaukee/Diversey Temporarily Relocated

Until further notice, the southbound near side bus stop at Milwaukee/Diversey served by #56 Milwaukee buses has been temporarily relocated to a far side stop.
 

Lane Restrictions near State and Grand Detour #29 State and #36 Broadway 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 until further notice.
 
Southbound #29 buses are operating over the regular route along Grand past State to Clark then traveling via Clark, Illinois to State and resuming the regular route.
 
Northbound #29 buses are traveling along the remaining open lane along State and over the regular route.
 
Southbound #36 buses are traveling over the regular route along State to Ontario then operating via Ontario, Clark, Illinois to State and resuming the regular route. Northbound #36 buses are operating over the regular route along Dearborn past Illinois to Ohio then traveling via Ohio to State and resuming the regular route.
 

Temporary Changes to Bus Stops near Sheridan/Foster

Currently in effect until further notice, the northbound near side stop at Sheridan/Foster has been temporarily 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.
 

Temporary Removal of #126 Jackson Bus Stop at Jackson/Sangamon

Currently in effect until Friday, September 30, 2011, the eastbound far side stop at Jackson/Sangamon served by #126 Jackson buses has been temporarily removed from service due to nearby construction. Customers may board and exit eastbound #126 buses at either Jackson/Morgan or Jackson/Peoria.
 

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 2012. 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 Lower Wacker to the exit ramp for Upper Wacker and then traveling via Upper Wacker to Adams and resuming the regular route west on Adams.
 
#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 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.
 
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