Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning the Weekend of September 3-5

September 3, 2010
NOTE: All CTA bus and rail service will operate on a Sunday schedule on Labor Day, Monday, September 6.
 

Blue Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Late Night Trains to Operate on the Same Tracks in the Dearborn Subway This Weekend

All Blue Line trains will be routed to operate on the northbound (to O’Hare) tracks between the Grand and LaSalle stations from 12:01 a.m. until 4 a.m. Saturday morning, September 4 and then again from 12:01 a.m. until 4 a.m. Sunday morning, September 5, due to sewer cleaning.
 
During these times, Blue Line customers at the Lake, Washington, Monroe and Jackson stations 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.
 

Two-Phase Single Track Operations in Effect along the O’Hare Branch Next Week

A two-phase single track operation will be in effect for all late night Blue Line trains operating between the Irving Park and California stations beginning at midnight on Wednesday, September 8, due to subway cleaning.
 
Phase I – at Addison and Belmont
From 12:01 a.m. until 1 a.m. Wednesday, Blue Line customers at the Addison and Belmont stations traveling southbound (to Forest Park) must board and exit trains from the northbound (to O’Hare) side of the platform.
 
Phase II – at Addison, Belmont and Logan Square
From 1 a.m. until 4 a.m. Wednesday, Blue Line customers at the Addison, Belmont and Logan Square stations 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.
 

Red Line – Other Events Affecting Service

Trains to Operate on the Same Tracks at the 69th Street Station Late Sunday Night

All late night Red Line trains will be routed to operate on the southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) tracks at the 69th Street station from 11 p.m. Sunday, September 5 until 4 a.m. the following morning, due to track maintenance work.
 
Red Line customers 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.
 

Two-Phase Single Track Operations in Effect at the 69th Station Tuesday Night

A two-phase single track operation will be in effect for all late night Red Line trains at the 69th Street station beginning Tuesday night, September 7 until the following morning due to track maintenance work.
 
Phase I – at 69th Street Station
From 11 p.m. Tuesday, September 7 until 1 a.m. the following morning, all Red Line trains will be routed to operate on the southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) tracks at the 69th Street station. During this time, customers traveling northbound (to Howard) must board and exit trains from the southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) side of the platform.
 
Phase II – at 79th Street and 69th Street Stations
From 1 a.m. until 4 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, all Red Line trains will be routed to operate on the southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) tracks at the 79th Street and 69th Street stations. During this time, customers 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.
 

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

All Red Line trains will be routed to operate on the northbound (to Howard) tracks at the 47th Street station from 11 p.m. Wednesday, September 8 until 4 a.m. the following morning and then again from 11 p.m. Thursday, September 9 until 4 a.m. the following morning, due to track maintenance work.
 
During these times, Red Line customers 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.
 

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service

UPDATE: Daytime Reroute in Effect for Eastbound #71 71st/South Shore Buses

Currently in effect from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day through Wednesday, September 15, #71 71st/South Shore buses are being rerouted due to the closure of the eastbound lanes of 71st Street between Dorchester and Dante for emergency sewer repair work.
 
Eastbound #71 buses are traveling over the regular route along 71st Street to Dorchester then are operating via Dorchester, 71st Place, Stony Island to 71st Street and resuming the regular route. Westbound #71 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 

Fiesta Boricua Detours #70 Division Buses This Weekend

Currently in effect until 10 p.m. Sunday, September 5, #70 Division buses will be rerouted due to the closure of Division Street between Western and California for the annual Fiesta Boricua event.
 
Eastbound #70 buses are traveling over the regular route along Division to California then are operating via California, Augusta, Western to Division and then resuming the regular route. Westbound #70 buses will travel the reverse route. 
 

Westbound #81 Lawrence Buses Detoured for Annual Taste of Polonia Event

Currently in effect until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, westbound #81 Lawrence buses are being detoured due to the closure of Lipps Avenue between Lawrence and Veterans Place for the annual Taste of Polonia Festival.
 
Westbound #81 buses are operating over the regular route along Lawrence past Lipps to Milwaukee then are traveling via Milwaukee to the south entrance of the Jefferson Park bus terminal. Eastbound #81 buses are not affected and are traveling over the regular route.
 

Removal of Bus Stop at Ohio/Wabash

Effective at the start of service on Tuesday, September 7, the eastbound near side stop at Ohio/Wabash will be removed from service. This stop is currently served by #33 Mag Mile Express and #125 Water Tower Express buses.
 

Construction Temporarily Detours #14 Jeffery Express Buses in the Loop

From 5 a.m. Wednesday, September 8 until 6 p.m. Friday, November 19, #14 Jeffery Express buses will be detoured due to the closure of Monroe Street between Franklin and LaSalle for nearby construction.
 
Southbound #14 buses will travel over the regular route along Monroe to Franklin then will operate via Franklin, Washington, LaSalle to Monroe and then resume the regular route. Northbound #14 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.
 
Bus Stop Changes
Monroe/Franklin: the southbound near side stop will be temporarily relocated to a far side stop on Franklin at Monroe.
Monroe/LaSalle: the southbound near side stop will be temporarily relocated to a far side stop.
 

Temporary Reroute for Select #24 Wentworth Buses  

From 9 a.m. Tuesday, September 7 until 4 p.m. Friday, September 24, only #24 Wentworth buses traveling to 87th Street/Racine will be temporarily rerouted due to sewer repair work on Vincennes Avenue near Lowe Avenue.
 
#24 Wentworth – Trips to 87th Street/Racine Only
Northbound #24 buses will operate over the regular route along Vincennes to Halsted then will travel via Halsted to the 79th Street/Halsted terminal and continue through the terminal to Emerald then operate via Emerald, 79th to Vincennes and resume the regular route. Southbound #24 buses will travel the reverse route.
 

Adams Street Bridge Repairs Detour Four Routes on Wednesday

From 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, #7 Harrison, #126 Jackson, #151 Sheridan and #156 LaSalle buses will be detoured due to the temporary closure of the Adams Street Bridge over the south branch of the Chicago River. The bridge will be closed to all traffic due to repair work.
 
Westbound #7 and #126 buses will operate over their regular routes along Adams to Wacker then will travel via Wacker, Van Buren, Canal to Adams then resume their regular routes. Eastbound service is not affected and buses will travel over their regular routes.
 
Southbound #151 buses will travel over the regular route along Adams to Wacker then will operate via Wacker, Van Buren, Jefferson, Jackson to Jackson/Canal before beginning northbound service.  From Jackson/Canal, northbound #151 buses will travel east on Jackson over the regular route.
 
Southbound #156 LaSalle buses will operate over the regular route along Adams to Wacker then will travel via Wacker, Van Buren, Canal to Adams and then resume the regular route. Northbound #156 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 due to 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 #75 74th/75th Bus Stop at 75th Street/Jeffery

Currently in effect until 4 p.m. Thursday, September 30, the eastbound near side stop at 75th Street/Jeffery served by #75 74th/75th buses has been temporarily relocated to a far side stop due to nearby construction.
 

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.
 

Temporary Relocation of Bus Stop at Jeffery/75th Street

Currently in effect until further notice, the southbound far side bus stop at Jeffery/75th Street has been temporarily relocated to a near side stop due to sidewalk construction. This stop is served by southbound #14 Jeffery Express and #15 Jeffery Local buses.
 

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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