Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of November 13-15

November 13, 2009

Loop Signal Project

Loop Signal Project to Reroute Elevated Trains This Weekend

As part of CTA’s work to replace the signal and train control systems in the Loop, crews will be installing a new signal control facility at Lake and Wells that will require Brown, Green, Pink and Orange line trains to be rerouted temporarily from approximately 4 a.m. Saturday, November 14 until 8 p.m. Sunday, November 15.  
 
Brown and Orange line trains will operate on the Lake and Wabash elevated tracks only. Green and Pink line trains will operate on the Wells and Van Buren elevated tracks only. 
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: see separate release for details
 

Blue Line – Slow Zone Work

Single Track in Effect between the Western and Racine Stations on the Forest Park Branch

Blue Line trains will operate through the Dearborn subway this weekend; however, a late night single track will be in effect for eastbound trains between the Western and Racine stations on the Forest Park branch from 6 p.m. Sunday, November 15 until 4 a.m. the following morning.
 
Eastbound Blue Line customers at the Illinois Medical District and Racine 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.
 

Late Night Single Track in Effect at the Oak Park Station Early Next Week

Westbound Blue Line trains will undergo a late night single track at the Oak Park station on the Forest Park branch from 9 p.m. Monday, November 16 until 4 a.m. the following morning and then again from 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 17 until 4 a.m. the following morning.
 
During these times, westbound Blue Line customers at the Oak Park station 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.
 

Two-Phase Single Track in Effect between Oak Park and Harlem

A two-phase late night single track will be in effect for westbound Blue Line trains between the Oak Park and Harlem stations on the Forest Park branch beginning Wednesday night.
 
Phase I – at Harlem
From 9 p.m. Wednesday, November 18 until 1 a.m. the following morning, westbound Blue Line customers at the Harlem station must board and exit trains from the eastbound side of the platform.
 
Phase II – at Oak Park and Harlem
From 1 a.m. until 4 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, westbound Blue Line customers at the Oak Park and Harlem 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.
 

Thursday Night Two-Phase Single Track in Effect between Pulaski and Austin

A late night two-phase single track will be in effect for westbound Blue Line trains between the Pulaski and Austin stations beginning Thursday night.
 
Phase I – Pulaski to Cicero
From 9 p.m. Thursday, November 19 until 1 a.m. the following morning, westbound Blue Line customers at the Pulaski and Cicero stations must board and exit trains from the eastbound side of the platform.
 
Phase II – Pulaski to Austin
From 1 a.m. until 4 a.m. Friday, November 20, westbound Blue Line customers at the Pulaski, Cicero and Austin 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.
 

Blue Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Southbound Trains Undergo Late Night Single Track between Grand and LaSalle

A late night single track will be in effect for southbound Blue Line trains between the Grand and LaSalle stations in the Dearborn subway from 10 p.m. Friday, November 13 until 8 a.m. the following morning, due to signal upgrade and rail tie replacement work.
 
Southbound Blue Line customers at the Clark/Lake, Washington, Monroe and Jackson 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.
 
Saturday Night – Northbound
From 10 p.m. Saturday, November 14 until 8 a.m. the following morning, northbound Blue Line trains will undergo a late night single track between the LaSalle and Grand stations in the Dearborn subway.
 
Northbound Blue Line customers at the Jackson, Monroe, Washington and Clark/Lake 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 Work

Trains Rerouted at the Sheridan Station Next Week

Northbound and southbound Red Line trains will be rerouted at the Sheridan station from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day beginning Tuesday, November 17 through Friday, November 20, 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.
 

Red Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Northbound Trains Temporarily Unable to Stop at Morse and Jarvis This Weekend

Northbound Red Line trains temporarily will be unable to stop at the Morse and Jarvis stations from 10 p.m. Friday, November 13 until 6 p.m. Sunday, November 15, due to track maintenance work. Southbound Red Line service is not affected.
 
During this time, northbound Red Line customers who want to exit at Morse or Jarvis should travel to Howard and board a southbound train to the appropriate station. Customers at Morse or Jarvis who want to travel north should board a southbound train to Loyola to access a northbound train.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.
 

Brown Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Daytime Reroute of Southbound Brown Line Trains at Fullerton Next Friday

Due to work associated with installation of panels at the Fullerton station, southbound Brown Line trains temporarily will be rerouted to operate on the southbound Red Line tracks from approximately 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, November 20.
 
Southbound Brown Line customers at the Fullerton station must board and exit trains from the southbound Red Line side of the platform.
 
Northbound Red and Brown line customers are not affected and will board and exit trains from their regular sides of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the route of each train.
 

Red/Brown Lines – Other Events Affecting Service

Late Night Reroute of Southbound Trains at Belmont Friday Night

A reroute will be in effect for southbound Red and Brown line trains at the Belmont station this weekend due to work on the platform canopies. Southbound Red and Brown line trains temporarily will be rerouted to operate on the northbound Red Line tracks from 8 p.m. Friday, November 13 until 4 a.m. the following morning.
 
Southbound Red and Brown line customers at the Belmont station must board and exit trains from the northbound Red Line side of the platform. Northbound Red Line customers at these stations must board and exit trains from the northbound Brown Line side of the platform.
 
During these times, northbound Brown line trains will make stops at Diversey and Wellington; however, southbound Brown Line trains will not stop at either station.
 
Southbound Brown Line customers who want to exit at Wellington or Diversey should ride to Fullerton and transfer to a northbound train to their respective station. Customers at Wellington and Diversey who want to travel south should take a northbound train to Belmont and transfer to a southbound train.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the route and direction of each train.
 

Southbound Trains Undergo Late Night Reroute at Fullerton Next Week

From 8 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday, November 16 through Saturday morning, November 21, southbound Red and Brown line trains temporarily will be rerouted to operate on the northbound Red Line tracks at the Fullerton station.
 
Southbound Red and Brown line customers at Fullerton station must board and exit trains from the northbound Red Line side of the platform. Northbound Red Line customers at this station must board and exit trains from the northbound Brown Line side of the platform.
 
During these times, northbound Brown line trains will make stops at Diversey and Wellington; however, southbound Brown Line trains will not stop at either station.
 
Southbound Brown Line customers who want to exit at Wellington or Diversey should ride to Fullerton and transfer to a northbound train to their respective station. Customers at Wellington and Diversey who want to travel south should take a northbound train to Belmont and transfer to a southbound train.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the route and 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 for the following events at the United Center:
 
  • Saturday, November 14 at 7 p.m. – Philadelphia 76ers versus Bulls
  • Monday, November 16 at 7 p.m. – San Jose Sharks versus Blackhawks
 
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

Changes to #156 LaSalle Bus Stop at LaSalle/Kinzie

Currently in effect until Friday, November 20, the northbound far side stop at LaSalle/Kinzie served by #156 LaSalle buses has been temporarily removed from service due to construction work.
 

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.
 

Temporary Reroute of #126 Jackson and #151 Sheridan Buses This Weekend

Adams Street between Wabash and State will be closed from 8 p.m. Saturday, November 14 until 8 p.m. Sunday, November 15, due to a scheduled crane lift.
 
Westbound #126 Jackson buses will travel over the regular route along Michigan Avenue to Van Buren then will operate via Van Buren, State to Adams and then resume the regular route. Eastbound #126 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 
Southbound #151 Sheridan buses will operate over the regular route along Michigan Avenue to Madison then will travel via Madison, State to Adams and then resume the regular route. Northbound #151 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 

Temporary Reroute of #151 Sheridan Buses Saturday Morning

From 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday, November 14, Inner Lake Shore Drive between Burton and Shiller will be closed to all traffic due to a scheduled helicopter lift.
 
Southbound #151 Sheridan buses will travel over the regular route along Stockton to LaSalle then will operate via LaSalle, Clark, Division to Inner Lake Shore Drive and then resume the regular route. Northbound #151 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

Change to Bus Stop at State/16th Street

Effective at the start of service on Tuesday, November 17, the southbound far side stop at Sate/16th Street served by #29 State buses will be returned to a near side stop following the completion of nearby construction.
 

Ongoing Bus Reroutes

Temporary Relocation of Bus Stop at Madison/Mayfield

The westbound near side stop at Madison/Mayfield has been relocated to a far side stop until Friday, November 20, due to a sewer main replacement project. This stop is served by #20 Madison and #X20 Washington/Madison buses.
 

Temporary Relocation of South Terminal for #22 Clark Bus Route

Currently in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday, November 21, southbound #22 Clark buses will terminate at Clark/Polk instead of Clark/Harrison due to conduit installation work. Northbound #22 buses will depart from Polk/Dearborn and travel over the regular route.
 

Removal of Viaduct Structures Temporarily Detours #66 Chicago Buses

Chicago Avenue between Kolmar and Kilbourn is closed to all traffic until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 22, due to the removal of two Union Pacific viaduct structures.
 
Westbound #66 Chicago buses will operate over the regular route along Chicago Avenue to Kostner then will travel via Kostner, Augusta, Kilpatrick to Chicago and then resume the regular route. Eastbound #66 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

Road Work at Maple/Church Detours Northbound #93 California/Dodge Buses

Until Sunday, November 22, northbound #93 California/Dodge buses are being rerouted from the area of Maple/Church due to a road construction project.
 
Northbound #93 buses will operate over the regular route along Emerson Street to Maple then will travel via Maple, Clark to Benson and then resume the regular route. Southbound #93 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 

Temporary Reroute of #94 South California Buses Due to Painting of Viaduct

Currently in effect, California Avenue between 36th Place and 37th Place is closed to all traffic until 6 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, due to the painting of the Canadian National Railroad viaduct.
 
Northbound #94 South California buses will operate over the regular route along California to Pershing then will travel via Pershing, Archer, Western, 35th Street to California and then resume the regular route. Southbound #94 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

#11 Lincoln/Sedgwick Buses Detoured Due to Water Main Project

Currently in effect until 3 p.m. Monday, November 30, Van Buren Street between Wells and Franklin is closed to all traffic due to a water main 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 along Van Buren. Northbound #11 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 

Buses Rerouted Due to Construction on Milwaukee Avenue

Eastbound #81W West Lawrence and northbound #91 Austin buses are being rerouted until Monday, November 30, due to construction on Milwaukee Avenue between Gale and Montrose.
 
Eastbound #81W West Lawrence and northbound #91 Austin buses will travel over their regular routes to Lawrence/Milwaukee to a far side stop then will continue eastbound on Lawrence to Lipps, heading north on Lipps to enter the Jefferson Park bus terminal.
 
Westbound #81W and southbound #91 buses are not affected and will travel along their regular routes.
 

Temporary Relocation of Bus Stop at Lake Park/50th Street

Currently in effect until Tuesday, December 1, the northbound mid-block stop on Lake Park Avenue near 50th Street temporarily has been relocated approximately 100 feet north due to nearby construction work. This stop is served by #2 Hyde Park Express, #6 Jackson Park Express, #28 Stony Island and #X28 Stony Island Express buses.
 

Street and Sewer Repairs Detour #96 Lunt Buses

Lunt Avenue between California and Western is closed to all traffic until 7 a.m. Monday, December 14, due to a sewer repair and street resurfacing project.
 
Westbound #96 Lunt buses will travel over the regular route along Lunt to Western then will operate via Western, Touhy past California and then resume the regular route along Touhy. Eastbound #96 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

Northbound #24 Wentworth Buses Detoured Due to LaSalle Street Bridge Work

LaSalle Street between 28th and 26th streets is closed to all traffic until early-January 2010, 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 have been made to bus stops served by #24 Wentworth buses:
 
  • 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.
 

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.
 

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.
 
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