Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of October 21-23

October 21, 2011

Blue Line – Events Affecting Service

Boarding Changes at the Austin Station on the Forest Park Branch This Weekend

All late night Blue Line trains will be routed to operate on the eastbound (to O’Hare) tracks at the Austin station from 10 p.m. Friday, October 21 until 6 a.m. the following morning and then again from 10 p.m. Saturday, October 22 until 6 a.m. the following morning, due to plumbing repair work.
 
During these times, westbound (to Forest Park) customers at the Austin station 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.
 

Daytime Boarding Changes at the California Station on Sunday

All Blue Line trains will be routed to operate on the southbound (to Forest Park) tracks at the California station from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 23, while crews replace portions of the third rail.
 
Northbound (to O’Hare) customers at the California station must board and exit trains from the southbound (to Forest Park) side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 

Trains Operating on the Same Tracks at Logan Square Sunday and Monday Nights

All late night Blue Line trains will be routed to operate on the southbound (to Forest Park) tracks at the Logan Square station from 11 p.m. Sunday, October 23 until 4 a.m. the following morning and then again from 11 p.m. Monday, October 24 until 4 a.m. the following morning, due to track maintenance work.
 
During these times, northbound (to O’Hare) customers at the Logan Square station must board and exit trains from the southbound (to Forest Park) 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 Operation in Effect on O’Hare Branch Tuesday Night

A two-phase single track operation will be in effect for all late night Blue Line trains operating between the California and Irving Park stations beginning Tuesday night, October 25, due to track maintenance work.
 
Phase I – at Belmont and Addison
From 11 p.m. Tuesday, October 25 until 1 a.m. the following morning, Blue Line customers at the Belmont and Addison stations traveling northbound (to O’Hare) must board and exit trains from the southbound (to Forest Park) side of the platform.
 
Phase II – at Logan Square, Belmont and Addison
From 1 a.m. until 4 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, Blue Line customers at the Logan Square, Belmont and Addison stations traveling northbound (to O’Hare) must board and exit trains from the southbound (to Forest Park) side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 

Late Night Trains to Operate on the Same Tracks at Belmont and Addison

All late night Blue Line trains will be routed to operate on the southbound (to Forest Park) tracks at the Belmont and Addison stations from 11 p.m. Wednesday, October 26 until 4 a.m. the following morning and then again from 11 p.m. Thursday, October 27 until 4 a.m. the following morning, as track maintenance work continues along the O’Hare branch.
 
During these times, northbound (to O’Hare) customers at the Belmont and Addison stations must board and exit trains from the southbound (to Forest Park) side of the platform.
 
Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.
 

Red Line – Events Affecting Service

Late Night Trains Operating on Same Tracks at the Garfield Station Next Week

All late night Red Line trains will be routed to operate on the southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) tracks at the Garfield station this weekend and next week due to track renewal work.
 
Friday and Saturday Nights
From 10 p.m. Friday, October 21 until 6 a.m. the following morning and then again from 10 p.m. Saturday, October 22 until 6 a.m. the following morning, northbound (to Howard) customers at the Garfield station must board and exit trains from the southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) side of the platform.
 
Sunday Night
From 10 p.m. Sunday, October 23 until 4:30 a.m. the following morning, northbound (to Howard) customers at the Garfield station must board and exit trains from the southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) side of the platform.
 
Monday Night through Friday Morning
From 10:30 p.m. each night until 4:30 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday night, October 24 through Friday morning, October 28, northbound (to Howard) customers at the Garfield station 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

Added Service for Northwestern Wildcats Football on Saturday

The Northwestern Wildcats host the Penn State Nittany Lions at 6 p.m. Saturday, October 22. In anticipation of large crowds, CTA will provide additional service and longer trains along the Purple Line beginning at approximately 3 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. (from Howard). Ryan Field is just west of the Purple Line’s Central station in Evanston.
 

#19 United Center Express Serves Upcoming Events at the United Center

CTA will operate its #19 United Center Express for those attending the following events at the United Center this weekend and next week:
 
  • Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. – Colorado Avalanche versus Blackhawks
  • Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. – Anaheim Ducks versus Blackhawks
  • Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. – Columbus Blue Jackets versus Blackhawks
 
Buses will leave every 12-15 minutes from Michigan and Randolph beginning 90 minutes before the start of each event. After each event, #19 buses will await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on Madison near Gate 3 and will depart approximately every 15 minutes for one hour.
 

Temporary Changes in Service for #19 Buses

Due to the closure of some downtown streets for Stage II of the Wacker Drive construction project, the following service changes are in effect along the #19 route:
 
Eastbound #19 buses are no longer being rerouted and have resumed traveling east on Washington over the regular route. The following changes have been made to bus stops served by eastbound buses:
 
  • Monroe/Canal: the temporary eastbound far side stop has been removed from service.
  • Washington/Canal: buses have resumed serving the eastbound near side stop.
  • Washington/Franklin: the eastbound near side stop has been temporarily relocated to a far side stop.
  • Washington/State: buses have resumed serving the eastbound far side stop.
 
Westbound #19 buses are being detoured and are traveling over the regular route along Madison to Franklin then operating via Franklin to Randolph and resuming the regular route. The following changes have been made to stops served by westbound buses:
 
  • Madison/Wacker: the westbound far side stop has been temporarily removed from service.
  • Madison/Clinton: the westbound near side stop has been temporarily removed from service.
  • Randolph/Wacker: buses are serving the westbound near side stop.
  • Randolph/Canal: buses are serving the westbound near side stop.
  • Randolph/Jefferson: buses are serving the new westbound near side stop.
 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

Temporary Relocation of #8 Halsted Bus Stop Due to Bridge Work

Currently in effect until Thursday, December 22, the southbound far side stop at Halsted/North Branch served by #8 Halsted buses has been relocated to a near side stop on North Branch at Halsted. The new temporary location is also served by #132 Goose Island Express buses.
 

Eastbound #21 Cermak Buses Detoured Saturday for the Falun Dafa Parade

From 11:30 a.m. until approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 22, eastbound #21 Cermak buses will be detoured due to the closure of the eastbound lanes of Cermak Road between Princeton and Wentworth, and Wentworth Avenue between Cermak and 25th Place for the Falun Dafa Parade.
 
Eastbound #21 buses will travel over the regular route along Cermak to Archer then will operate via Archer, Clark to Cermak and then resume the regular route. Westbound #21 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 

Temporary Relocation of Bus Stop at the Cermak-Chinatown Station on Monday

From 9 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. Monday, October 24, the following bus stops served by #21 Cermak and #62 Archer buses will be temporarily relocated due to bridge inspection work at the Cermak-Chinatown station:
 
#21 Cermak
  • Cermak-Chinatown Red Line Station: the westbound stop outside the station will be relocated to a near side stop at Wentworth Avenue.
 
#62 Archer
  • Cermak-Chinatown Red Line Station: the northbound stop outside of the station will be relocated to a near side stop at Wentworth Avenue.
  • Cermak-Chinatown Red Line Station: the southbound stop outside of the station will be relocated to a far side stop at Wentworth Avenue.
 

Terminal Resurfacing Work to Affect Four Routes This Week

From 7 a.m. Tuesday, October 25 until approximately 7 a.m. Thursday, October 27, resurfacing projects will prevent #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick, #65 Grand, #74 Fullerton and #77 Belmont buses from serving the following terminals:
 
  • Howard/McCormick Terminal: customers can board #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick buses on Kedzie between Jerome and Howard.
  • Grand/Nordica Terminal: customers can board #65 Grand and #74 Fullerton buses on Sayre Avenue between Grand and Altgeld.
  • Belmont/Octavia Terminal: customers can board #77 Belmont buses on Belmont at Harlem.
 

Events at the Museum of Science & Industry Detours Two Routes

From 9:30 a.m. until approximately 11:50 p.m. Saturday, October 22, #10 Museum of Science & Industry and #55 Garfield buses will be unable to enter the Museum Drive Terminal (front of museum) due to the Annual Columbian Ball Event at the Museum of Science & Industry. 
 
Customers traveling to and from the museum must board and exit #10 and #55 buses from the west parking lot, which is one block south of 57th Street along Cornell.
 
Monday Night – Affecting #55 Garfield Buses
From 4 p.m. Monday, October 24 until approximately 2 a.m. the following morning, #55 Garfield buses will be unable to enter the Museum Drive Terminal (front of museum) due to an event.
 
Customers traveling to and from the museum must board and exit #55 buses from the west parking lot, which is one block south of 57th Street along Cornell.
 

The Chicago Police Department Foot Chase 5K Detours #146 Buses on Sunday

From 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. Sunday, October 23, #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express buses will be detoured due to closure of Museum Campus Drive and Solidarity Drive for the Chicago Police Department Foot Chase 5K Run/Walk.
 
During this time, southbound #146 buses will be unable to make stops past McFetridge/Solidarity Drive. Buses instead will operate over the regular route along Columbus, east on McFetridge to the south side of the Field Museum. Northbound #146 buses will operate west on McFetridge over the regular route.
 

Ongoing Bus Service Changes

Sewer Construction Project Detouring Westbound #76 Diversey Buses

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, westbound #76 Diversey buses are being detoured due to the closure of Diversey Avenue at Kostner for a sewer construction project.
 
Westbound #76 buses are traveling over the regular route along Diversey to Pulaski then are operating via Pulaski, Belmont, Cicero to Diversey and then resuming the regular route. Eastbound #76 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 

Temporary Relocation of #72 North Bus Stop at North Avenue/Oak Park

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, the westbound near side stop at North Avenue/Oak Park has been relocated to a mid-block stop roughly 140-feet east of its original location. This stop is served by #72 North buses.
 

Near North Farmer’s Market Detours #36 Broadway and #70 Division Buses

From 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Saturday through October 29, #36 Broadway and #70 Division buses will be detoured due to the closure of Division Street between State and Clark for the Near North Farmer’s Market.
 
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. 
 

Daytime Reroutes in Effect for Five Routes Due to Building Construction Work

Currently in effect through Wednesday, November 2, five CTA bus routes will undergo temporary reroutes from 9 a.m. each day until approximately 4 p.m. during weekdays only due to construction on Illinois between Peshtigo and Lower Lake Shore Drive.
 
During these times, buses along the #2 Hyde Park Express, #29 State, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago and #124 Navy Pier will be rerouted to adjacent streets.
 
Northbound #29 and eastbound #65 buses will travel over the regular route to Illinois/Columbus then will operate via Columbus, Lower Wacker, Lower Lake Shore Drive to Illinois then continue east on Illinois over the regular route. Southbound #29 and westbound #65 buses are not affected and will operate over the regular route.
 
Northbound #2 and eastbound #66 buses will travel over the regular route to Columbus/Illinois then will operate via Columbus to Lower Wacker, Lower Lake Shore Drive to Illinois and then continue east on Illinois over the regular route. Southbound #2 and westbound #66 buses are not affected and will operate over the regular route.
 
Eastbound #124 buses will travel over the regular route to Columbus/Lower Wacker then will operate via Lower Wacker, Lower Lake Shore Drive to Illinois then continue east on Illinois over the regular route. Westbound #124 buses are not affected and will operate over the regular route.
 

Temporary Relocation of #22 Clark Bus Stop

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Friday, November 4, the northbound near side stop at Clark/Addison served by #22 Clark buses has been relocated to a far side stop due to nearby construction work.
 

#8A South Halsted Buses Detoured Due to a Viaduct Construction Project

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, #8A South Halsted buses are being detoured due to a viaduct construction project along Halsted Street between 85th and 87th streets.
 
Southbound #8A buses are traveling over the regular route along Halsted to 85th Street/Summit then are operating via Summit, 87th Street to Halsted and then resuming the regular route.
 
Northbound #8A buses are traveling over the regular route along Halsted to Vincennes then are operating via Vincennes, Summit to Halsted and then resuming the regular route.
 

Temporary Removal of Bus Stop at Stony Island/83rd Street

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Friday, November 18, the northbound near side stop at Stony Island/83rd Street has been temporarily removed from service due to a water management construction project. This stop is served by #28 Stony Island and #X28 Stony Island Express buses.

 

Detour of #111 Pullman/111th/115th Buses for Bridge Repairs Extended

Currently in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, #111 Pullman/111th/115th buses are being detoured from Cottage Grove between 98th Street and 100th Place due to bridge repair work.
 
Southbound #111 buses are traveling over the regular route along 95th Street to King Drive then operating via King Drive, 100th Street to Cottage Grove and resuming the regular route. Northbound #111 buses are traveling the reverse route.
 

Construction Detours #20 Madison and #90 Harlem Buses Until December

Currently in effect until Friday, December 2, eastbound #20 Madison (Owl service) buses and #90 Harlem buses are being detoured due to the closure of North Boulevard and South Boulevard between Marion and Home for a construction project.
 
Eastbound #20 (Owl service) buses are operating over the regular route along Harlem past North Boulevard to Washington then are traveling via Washington, Maple, Randolph, Harlem to Lake and resuming the regular route. Westbound #20 (Owl service) buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 
Southbound #90 buses are traveling over the regular route along Harlem past North Boulevard to Washington then are operating via Washington, Maple, Randolph, Harlem to Harlem/South Boulevard before beginning northbound service. From Harlem/South Boulevard, northbound #90 buses are traveling north on Harlem over the regular route.
 

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

Currently in effect until late-December 2011, Halsted Street between Division and the north branch of the Chicago River is closed due to a bridge reconstruction project.
 
Northbound #8 Halsted buses are traveling over the regular route along Halsted past Chicago to North Branch then are operating via North Branch, Cherry, Division to Halsted and then resuming the regular route. Southbound #8 buses are traveling the reverse route.
 
Changes to Bus Stops
  • Halsted/North Branch: the northbound far side stop on Halsted has been temporarily relocated to a far side stop on North Branch at Halsted.
  • Halsted/Division: the southbound far side stop has been temporarily relocated to a near side stop.
 

Temporary Bus Stop Changes due to Madison Street Viaduct Project

Currently in effect until approximately 3 p.m. Saturday, December 31, the following bus stop changes are in effect due to the Madison Street viaduct project. These changes are affecting service along seven routes.
 
  • Canal/Madison: the northbound far side stop will be removed from service. This stop is served by #60 Blue Island/26th, #124 Navy Pier, #125 Water Tower Express, #129 West Loop/South Loop (PM service only), #130 Museum Campus, #132 Goose Island Express and #157 Streeterville/Taylor buses.
  • Canal/Washington: a temporary northbound near side stop will be added. This stop will be served by #132 buses.
 

Service Changes to 14 Downtown Bus Routes for Stage II of Wacker Drive Project

Currently in effect, changes in service have been made to 14 CTA bus routes that operate in the downtown area near Wacker Drive and Madison due to work associated with Stage II of the Wacker Drive construction project.
 
Construction on Wacker Drive will result in changes along the following routes: 
 
#11 Lincoln/Sedgwick (bus stops only)
#121 Union/Wacker Express
#14 Jeffery Express
#122 Illinois Center/Ogilvie Express
#19 United Center Express
#123 Illinois Center/Union Express
#20 Madison
#124 Navy Pier
#56 Milwaukee
#125 Water Tower Express
#60 Blue Island/26th
#129 West Loop/South Loop
#120 Ogilvie/Wacker Express
#157 Streeterville/Taylor
 
(see separate release for details)
 

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 Grand to Wabash then traveling via Wabash, Wacker, Franklin to Adams and then resuming the regular route.
 
#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 Express 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.
 

Relocation of #36 Broadway Bus Stop Due to Nearby Construction

Currently in effect until Friday, July 12, 2013, the southbound near side stop at Broadway/Elmdale served by #36 Broadway buses has been relocated to a far side stop due to nearby construction.
 

Removal of Bus Stop Change Affects Five Routes

Currently in effect until Thursday, August 1, 2013, the mid-block bus stop located at 5800 South on Stony Island has been temporarily removed due to construction. This stop is served by the #2 Hyde Park Express, #6 Jackson Park Express, #15 Jeffery Local, #28 Stony Island and #X28 Stony Island buses.
 
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