Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of October 1-3

October 1, 2010

Blue Line – Other Events Affecting Service

All Trains to Operate on the Same Tracks between the Western and UIC-Halsted Stations

All Blue Line trains will be routed to operate on the westbound (to Forest Park) tracks between the Western and UIC-Halsted stations from 10 p.m. Sunday, October 3 until 4 a.m. the following morning, due to track maintenance work.

Blue Line customers at the Illinois Medical District and Racine stations traveling eastbound (to O’Hare) must board and exit trains from the westbound (to Forest Park) side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

Monday Night – Westbound

From 10 p.m. Monday, October 4 until 4 a.m. the following morning, all Blue Line trains will be routed to operate on the eastbound (to O’Hare) tracks between the UIC-Halsted and Western stations due to track maintenance work.

Blue Line customers at the Racine and Illinois Medical District stations traveling westbound (to Forest Park) must board and exit trains from the eastbound (to O’Hare) side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

Single Track Operations in Effect at the Pulaski and Cicero Stations Next Week

A single track operation will be in effect for all late night Blue Line trains serving the Pulaski and Cicero stations from 10 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Tuesday night, October 5 until Friday morning, October 8, due to track maintenance.

Blue Line customers at the Pulaski and Cicero stations traveling westbound (to Forest Park) must board and exit trains from the eastbound (to O’Hare) side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

Brown Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Trains to Share Same Tracks between Western and Addison on Sunday

All Brown Line trains will be routed to operate on the northbound (to Kimball) tracks between the Western and Addison stations from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, October 3, due to repair work on a building adjacent to the elevated structure.

Customers at the Damen, Montrose and Irving Park stations traveling southbound (to the Loop) must board and exit trains from the northbound (to Kimball) 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 Next Week

All late night Red Line trains will be routed to operate on the southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) tracks at the 47th Street station from 11 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Sunday, October 3 through Friday morning, October 8, as track maintenance work continues.

Red Line customers at the 47th Street station traveling northbound (to Howard) must board and exit trains from the southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) 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

#19 United Center Express Serves Upcoming Blackhawks Preseason Games

CTA will operate its #19 United Center Express for those attending the following games at the United Center this weekend:

  • Friday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. – Pittsburgh Penguins versus Blackhawks
  • Sunday, October 3 at 5 p.m. – St. Louis Blues versus Blackhawks

Buses will leave every 12-15 minutes from Michigan and Randolph beginning 90 minutes before the start of each game. When the game 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 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

#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.

Temporary Bus Stop Relocation for #74 Fullerton buses

Currently in effect until Friday, October 29, the far side stop at Fullerton/Milwaukee has temporarily been relocated to a near side stop due to construction. This stop is served by #74 Fullerton buses.

Restoration of Bus Stop at California/Granville

The southbound near side bus stop at California/Granville served by #93 California/Dodge buses has been returned to service following the completion of a nearby construction project.

Restoration of Bus Stop at Michigan/Delaware

The southbound near side stop at Michigan/Delaware has been returned to service following the completion of sidewalk reconstruction work.

This stop is served by #33 Magnificent Mile, #143 Stockton/Michigan Express,  #144 Marine/Michigan Express, #145 Wilson/Michigan Express, #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express, #147 Outer Drive Express, #148 Clarendon/Michigan Express and #151 Sheridan buses.

Three Causes, One Walk Walkathon Event Detours Three Routes on Saturday

From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, October 2, the #34 South Michigan, #111 Pullman/111th/115th and #119 Michigan/119th buses will be detoured to adjacent streets due to the Three Causes, One Walk Walkathon event.

Participants will step off at 10 a.m. from the corner of 118th Place/Indiana and will proceed west on 118th Place to Michigan then will travel via Michigan, 111th Street, Wentworth, 115th Street, Indiana to the Salem Baptist Church and disband.

Southbound #34 buses will operate over the regular route along Michigan to 107th Street then will travel via 107th Street, State, 119th Street to Michigan and then resume the regular route. Northbound #34 buses will travel the reverse route.

Southbound #111 buses will travel over the regular route along 115th Street to King Drive then will operate via King Drive, 107th Street, State to 115th Street and then resume the regular route. Northbound #111 buses will travel over the regular route along 111th Street to King Drive then will operate via King Drive, 107th Street, State to 111th Street and then resume the regular route.

Southbound #119 buses will operate over the regular route along Michigan to 107th Street then will travel via 107th Street, State to 119th Street and then resume the regular route. Northbound #119 buses will travel the reverse route.

Nigerian Independence Day Parade Detours Four Routes on Saturday

From 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, October 2, #78 Montrose, #81 Lawrence, #145 Wilson/Michigan Express and #151 Sheridan buses will be detoured due to the closure of Sheridan Road between Foster and Montrose for the Nigerian Independence Day Parade.

Eastbound #78 buses will travel over the regular route along Wilson to Broadway then will operate via Broadway, Montrose, Clarendon to Wilson and then resume the regular route. Westbound #78 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.

Eastbound #81 buses will operate over the regular route along Lawrence to Broadway then will travel via Broadway, Foster, Lake Shore Drive to Wilson and then resume the regular route. Westbound #81 buses will operate over the regular route along Marine past Lawrence to Foster then will travel via Foster, Broadway to Lawrence and then resume the regular route.

Southbound #145 buses will travel over the regular route along Wilson to Broadway then will operate via Broadway, Montrose to Clarendon and then resume the regular route. Northbound #145 buses will travel the reverse route.

Southbound #151 buses will operate over the regular route along Sheridan to Foster then will travel via Foster, Broadway to Sheridan and then resume the regular route. Northbound #151 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.

Annual Houby Parade Detours #21 Cermak Buses on Sunday

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, October 3, #21 Cermak buses will be rerouted due to the closure of Cermak between Central Avenue and Oak Park Avenue for the annual Houby Parade.

Westbound #21 buses will travel over the regular route along Cermak to 54th Avenue then will operate via 54th Avenue to 16th Street, Harlem to Cermak and then resume the regular route. Eastbound #21 buses will travel the reverse route.

Comer Kids Classic Reroutes Northbound #171 U of C/Hyde Park Buses on Sunday

From 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Sunday, October 3, northbound #171 U of C/Hyde Park buses will be rerouted due to the closure of University Avenue between 58th Street and 57th Street for the annual Comer Kids Classic.

Northbound #171 buses will operate over the regular route along 59th Street to Woodlawn then will travel via Woodlawn to 55th Street and then resume the regular route. Southbound #171 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.

Ongoing Bus Reroutes

Street Repair Work Detours Eastbound #74 Fullerton Buses

Currently in effect until further notice, #74 Fullerton buses are being detoured due to the closure of Webster Avenue between Halsted and Lincoln for street repair work.

Eastbound #74 buses are operating over the regular route along Halsted to Belden then are traveling via Belden to Lincoln and resuming the regular route. Westbound #74 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.

Temporary Relocation of Bus Stop at Morse/Glenwood

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Friday, October 1, the far side bus stop at Morse/Glenwood served by eastbound #96 Lunt and #155 Devon buses has been temporarily relocated to a near side stop at Morse/Lakewood, due to sidewalk construction.

Temporary Changes to Bus Stops Served by 10 Routes

Currently in effect until 5 a.m. Saturday, October 2, the following bus stop changes are in effect due to the installation of new concrete bus pads along Michigan Avenue:

  • Michigan/Ontario: the northbound near side stop has been removed from service.
  • Michigan/Erie: a new northbound near side stop has been added to service.
  • Michigan/Huron: the northbound near side stop has been removed from service.

The bus stops at Michigan/Ontario and Michigan/Huron will be restored and the stop at Michigan/Erie will be removed in time for the evening rush period.

These bus stops are served by #3 King Drive, #26 South Shore Express, #125 Water Tower Express, #143 Stockton/Michigan Express, #144 Marine/Michigan Express, #145 Wilson/Michigan Express, #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express, #147 Outer Drive Express, #148 Clarendon/Michigan Express and #151 Sheridan buses.

Temporary Removal of Bus Stops Near the Wilson Red Line Station

Currently in effect until 5 a.m. Friday, October 22, 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.

Temporary Reroute in Effect for #78 Montrose Buses Due to Work at Clark/Wilson

Currently in effect until 4 p.m. Friday, October 29, #78 Montrose buses are temporarily unable to make turns at the intersection of Clark/Wilson due to a streetscape project.

Eastbound #78 Montrose buses are operating over the regular route along Montrose to Ashland then are traveling via Ashland, Wilson past Clark and then resuming the regular route east on Wilson. Westbound #78 buses are traveling the reverse route.

Buses Rerouted on Saturdays for the Near North Farmer’s Market

From 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Saturday through October 30, Division Street between State and Clark will be closed for the Near North Farmer’s Market, resulting in a detour of the #36 Broadway and #70 Division bus routes.
Southbound #36 buses will travel over the regular route along Clark past Division to Maple then will operate via Maple to State and then resume the regular route. Northbound #36 buses will operate over the regular route along State to Elm then will travel via Elm to Clark and then resume the regular route.

Eastbound #70 buses will travel over the regular route along Division to Clark and then will operate via Clark, Maple to Dearborn and then resume the regular route. Westbound #70 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.

#111 Pullman/111th/115th Buses Undergo Reroutes Due to Bridge Repair Work

Currently in effect until 4 p.m. Sunday, October 31, the 111th Street Bridge over Interstate 57 (I-57) is closed to all traffic due to bridge and deck replacement work, resulting in a detour of the #111 Pullman/111th/115th bus route.

Southbound #111 buses are operating over the regular route along 111th Street to Marshfield then traveling via Marshfield, 112th Place, Hamlet to 111th Street and then resuming the regular route east on 111th Street.

Northbound #111 buses are traveling over the regular route along 111th Street to Throop then operating via Throop, 107th Street, Vincennes and then resuming the regular route south on Vincennes past 111th Street.

Change to Bus Stop along #156 LaSalle Bus Route

A traffic lane reduction is in effect at LaSalle/Kinzie due to a Commonwealth Edison project. As a result, the northbound far side stop served by #156 LaSalle buses has been temporarily removed from service until Friday, November 12.

#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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