Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of 10/23-10/25

October 23, 2015

Portions of Red, Green and Pink line service will be impacted by weekend construction and maintenance work; #19 United Center Express bus service provided for upcoming events

Work scheduled for this weekend will require southbound Red Line trains to temporarily bypass Jarvis through Loyola all weekend, as well as the temporary, full-weekend suspension of Green and Pink Line service between the Clinton and Clark/Lake stations.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

For fans heading to the United Center for concerts or Chicago Bulls or Blackhawks games, the CTA is a convenient and affordable transit option with service being provided on the #19 United Center Express bus route before and after each event. Additional details below.


Southbound Red Line Trains to Bypass Jarvis through Loyola this Weekend

Due to crews performing track work as part of the Purple Express Track Improvement Project, southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) Red Line trains will bypass the Jarvis, Morse and Loyola stations this weekend beginning 10 p.m. Friday, October 23 until 4 a.m. Monday, October 26.

The stations will remain open at this time. Customers who want to travel southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) from the Jarvis, Morse or Loyola stations need to travel north to Howard and transfer to a southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) train.

Southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) customers who want to exit at the Jarvis, Morse or Loyola stations will need to travel to Granville and transfer to a northbound (to Howard) train.

Northbound trains will serve all stations at this time.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Once completed later this fall, Purple Express trains will provide a faster, smoother and more reliable ride. For more information on the project, visit: http://www.transitchicago.com/pxproject/.

Temporary Weekend Suspension of Green/Pink Line Service Over Lake Street Bridge

On Saturday, beginning with the start of service (approx. 5 a.m.) until Monday morning at
4 a.m., Green and Pink line service between the Clinton and Clark/Lake stations will be temporarily suspended due to maintenance work on the Lake Street Bridge by the Chicago Department of Transportation.

During this time, CTA will provide a free bus shuttle service that will supplement Green and Pink line service between the Clinton and Clark/Lake stations. Harlem/Lake-bound customers at Clark/Lake can board the free bus shuttle from the southeast corner of LaSalle/Lake. Loop-bound customers at Clinton can board the free bus shuttle on the west side of Clinton Street south of Lake Street.

Green Line Service:  Green Line trains will continue to operate in both directions, but in two sections: between Harlem/Lake and Clinton, and also between Ashland/63rd-Cottage Grove and the Loop. In the Loop, Green Line trains will follow Orange Line trains clockwise, first stopping at Harold Washington Library before continuing on to Ashland/63rd and Cottage Grove.

Pink Line Service: Pink Line trains will also continue to operate in both directions between 54th/Cermak and Clinton; however, there will be no Pink Line service in the Loop during the temporary line cut.

Service in the Loop: a shuttle train will be operating counterclockwise around the Loop, making all stops.

Regular Green and Pink line service will resume at approximately 4 a.m. Monday morning. For more information visit, transitchicago.com/alerts.

United Center Events

The CTA will operate the #19 United Center Express for those attending the upcoming events at the United Center:

  • Saturday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. – Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay game
  • Sunday, October 25 at  6:00 p.m. – WGCI Big Jam 2015 concert
  • Monday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. – Blackhawks vs Anaheim game
  • Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. – Bulls vs Cleveland game
  • Wednesday and Thursday, October 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. – Luke Bryan Concert

Bus Service:

Extra service from #19 Express buses will leave from Michigan and Randolph beginning approximately 2 hours before the start of each event. After each event, #19 Express buses will await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on Madison near Gate 3. Extra #19 Express bus service will conclude approximately one hour after each event.

Rail Service:

CTA’s Ashland/Lake station served by Green and Pink lines is just a few blocks northeast of the United Center. Customers exiting at the station can transfer to #9 Ashland buses or simply walk a few blocks to the stadium. Customers taking the Blue Line can get to the United Center by exiting at the Illinois Medical District station and walking a few blocks north to the United Center.

Stay in the Loop on CTA service

Plan your trip using the Google Transit Trip Planner. Be sure to also check out CTA on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for system travel updates and alerts. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.


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