Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of 7/22-7/24

July 22, 2016

Green and Pink line service will be impacted by weekend maintenance work; CTA to provide extra service to upcoming events at Soldier Field and United Center

Work scheduled for this weekend will require the temporary suspension of Green and Pink Line service between the Clinton and Clark/Lake stations. CTA will provide free shuttle buses to serve affected stations. Separately, CTA will provide extra bus service to Soldier Field and United Center for upcoming events.

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

On Saturday, beginning with the start of service (approx. 5 a.m.) until 4 a.m. Monday, 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.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Bus Shuttle Service: 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.

Soldier Field Events

To accommodate fans attending upcoming events at Soldier Field, CTA will provide additional bus service on the #130 Museum Campus and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express routes.

  • Saturday, July 23 at 7 p.m. – Coldplay concert
  • Sunday, July 24 at 7 p.m. – Coldplay concert
  • Wednesday, July 27 at 8 p.m. – International Champions Cup – FC Bayern Munich vs. AC Milan

For the events, the extra service on #130 and #146 will run until approximately one hour after the events 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.

United Center Events

The CTA will operate the #19 United Center Express for customers attending upcoming concert Drake + Future concert at the United Center on Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday, July 27 at
7 p.m.

#19 United Center Express buses will leave from Michigan and Randolph beginning at approximately 5:30 p.m. until approximately one hour after the event ends. Buses will await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on Madison near Gate 3.

Rail Service:

CTA’s Ashland/Lake station, served by the Green and Pink lines, is located 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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