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

November 26, 2010

Blue Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Sunday Night: Two-Phase Single Track Operation in Effect between Cumberland and Rosemont

A two-phase single track operation will be in effect for all late night Blue Line trains operating between the Cumberland and Rosemont stations beginning Sunday night, November 28, due to track maintenance work along the O’Hare branch.
 
Phase I – at Rosemont
From 10 p.m. Sunday, November 28 until midnight, Blue Line customers at the Rosemont station traveling northbound (to O’Hare) must board and exit trains from the southbound (to Forest Park) side of the platform.
 
Phase II – at Cumberland and Rosemont
From 12:01 a.m. until 4 a.m. Monday, November 29, Blue Line customers at the Cumberland and Rosemont 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.
 

Monday Night: Two-Phase Single Track Operation in Effect between Rosemont and Cumberland

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 Rosemont and Cumberland stations beginning Monday night, November 29.
 
Phase I – at Rosemont
From 10 p.m. Monday, November 29 until midnight, Blue Line customers at the Rosemont station traveling southbound (to Forest Park) must board and exit trains from the northbound (to O’Hare) side of the platform.
 
Phase II – at Rosemont and Cumberland
From 12:01 a.m. until 4 a.m. Tuesday, November 30, Blue Line customers at the Rosemont and Cumberland 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

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 Sunday night, November 28 through Thursday morning, December 2, 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 Provides Service for Bears Game

Fans heading to the Bears game versus the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, November 28 will find the #128 Soldier Field Express and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express buses provide affordable and convenient travel options. Kickoff is at 3:15 p.m.
 
The #128 Soldier Field Express operates non-stop between the Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station and Soldier Field. Service will begin at approximately 2 p.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. Exact fare 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 11:45 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday.
 
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.
 

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:
 
  • Tuesday, November 30 at 7 p.m. – St. Louis Blues versus Blackhawks
  • Wednesday, December 1 at 7 p.m. – Orlando Magic versus Bulls
  • Friday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. – Vancouver Canucks 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.
 

Holiday Hours in Effect on #10 Museum of Science & Industry Bus Route

With the exception of Saturday, December 25, hours of operation along the #10 Museum of Science & Industry route will be extended on select dates through Friday, December 31, 2010. 
 
The Museum of Science & Industry will offer extended hours – open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Sundays – on the following dates:
 
  • Friday, November 26 through Sunday, November 28
  • Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 7
  • Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12
  • Saturday, December 18 through Friday, December 24
  • Sunday, December 26 through Friday, December 31
 
The museum is closed on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25.
 
On the dates listed above, service on the #10 will begin operating from Chestnut/Mies van der Rohe each morning approximately 30 minutes prior to the Museum of Science & Industry opening and the last bus departing from the museum approximately 30 minutes after closing.
 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

UPDATE: Temporary Bus Stop Changes Due to Road Work at Skokie/Foster

Currently in effect until Friday, December 3, the following temporary bus stop changes will remain in effect due to street construction at the intersections of Skokie/Foster:
 
#54A North Cicero/Skokie Blvd.
  • Skokie/Foster: the southbound far side stop has been removed from service.
 
#97 Skokie
  • Skokie/Foster: the eastbound far side stop has been removed from service.
 

Temporary Relocation of #50 Damen Bus Stops on Monday

From 4 a.m. until approximately 7 p.m. Monday, November 29, the following bus stops along the #50 Damen bus routes will be temporarily relocated due to filming:
 
  • Damen/Potomac: the northbound near side stop will be temporarily relocated to a far side stop.
  • Damen/Evergreen: the southbound near side stop will be temporarily relocated to a far side stop.
 

Bus Terminal Construction Work Detours #72 North Avenue and #9 Ashland Buses

Currently in effect until further notice, #72 North Avenue and #9 Ashland (Owl Service) buses are unable to enter the terminal at North Avenue/Clark due to construction work.
 
Eastbound #72 and northbound #9 (Owl Service) buses are operating over their regular routes along North Avenue to LaSalle then are traveling via LaSalle to Clark before turning to begin the reverse route. From Clark/LaSalle, westbound #72 and southbound #9 (Owl Service) buses will continue south on Clark to North Avenue and then resume their regular routes.
 

Changes in Service along #8 Halsted Route for Bridge Reconstruction Project

Effective at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 30 until late-December 2011, Halsted Street between Division and the north branch of the Chicago River will be closed due to a bridge reconstruction project.
 
During this time, northbound #8 Halsted buses will travel over the regular route along Halsted past Chicago to North Branch then will operate via North Branch, Cherry, Division to Halsted and then resume the regular route. Southbound #8 buses will travel the reverse route.
 
Changes to Bus Stops
  • Halsted/North Branch: the northbound far side stop will be temporarily relocated to a far side stop at North Branch/Halsted.
  • Halsted/Division: the southbound far side stop will be temporarily relocated to a near side stop.
 

Railroad Crossing Repairs Detour #79 79th Buses

From 7 a.m. Monday, November 29 until 3 p.m. Friday, December 3, #79 79th buses will be temporarily detoured due to railroad crossing repair work at 79th Street/Central Park Avenue.
 
Eastbound #79 buses will travel over the regular route along 79th Street to Lawndale then will operate via Lawndale, 83rd Street, Southwest Highway to 79th Street and then resume the regular route. Westbound #79 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

Ongoing Bus Service Changes

Temporary Removal of Bus Stops Near the Wilson Red Line Station

Currently in effect until further notice, the eastbound far side bus stop at Wilson/Racine has been temporarily removed from service due to a sidewalk replacement project. The temporary removal of this bus stop affects customers who board and alight eastbound #78 Montrose and southbound #145 Wilson/Michigan Express and #148 Clarendon/Michigan Express buses. 
 

#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.
 

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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