Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of 6/3 – 6/5

June 2, 2016

Montrose Blue Line station closure; CTA to provide extra service to Soldier Field

The Chicago Transit Authority is notifying customers of temporary changes to service, including Montrose Blue Line station impacts as part of Your New Blue work and additional service to upcoming events at Soldier Field.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Temporary weekend closure of Montrose Blue Line station

The Montrose Blue Line station will be temporarily closed beginning Friday, June 3 at 10 p.m. until Monday, June 6 at 4 a.m. During this time, Blue Line trains traveling in both directions will bypass the Montrose station.

Free shuttle bus service will be provided between the Montrose and Irving Park Blue Line stations throughout the temporarily closure. O’Hare- and Forest Park-bound customers at Montrose can access Blue Line trains by taking the free shuttle buses to the Irving Park station. Blue Line customers traveling to the Montrose station will need to exit at Irving Park and then transfer to the free bus shuttle.

Early Monday morning, prior to the start of the morning rush period, O’Hare-bound trains will resume making stops at the Montrose station. Forest Park-bound trains will continue to bypass the station.

Tuesday Night: Normal operations resume at Montrose Blue Line station

On Tuesday, June 7 at approximately 9 p.m. normal operations will resume at the Montrose station with trains stopping in both directions following the substantial completion of planned work at the station.

In December 2013, the CTA and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Your New Blue, the largest service improvement project on the Blue Line since it was extended to O’Hare Airport in 1984. For more information on the Your New Blue project, please visit: http://www.transitchicago.com/yournewblue/.

Extra Service to Soldier Field for Copa America Centario

To accommodate customers planning to attend the upcoming Copa America Centario matches at Soldier Field, CTA is providing additional bus service on the #130 Museum Campus and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express routes for the following:

  • Sunday, June 5 at 5 p.m. – Jamaica vs. Venezuela
  • Tuesday, June 7 at 8 p.m. – USA vs. Costa Rica
  • Friday, June 10 at 9:30 p.m. – Argentina vs. Panama
  • Wednesday, June 22 at 8 p.m. – Semifinals: match TBD

The extra service on #130 and #146 will run until approximately one hour after the matches end.

Customers also can travel to Soldier Field via Red, Orange or Green line trains. The Roosevelt station is located at Roosevelt and State, a few blocks west of the stadium.

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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