Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of April 11-13

April 11, 2008
04/11/08

Slow Zone Work
Red Line Trains to Temporarily Reroute to Elevated Tracks
While work is under way to eliminate slow zones, both north and southbound Red Line trains that normally operate through the subway between the Cermak-Chinatown and Fullerton stations will reroute to the elevated tracks from 9 p.m. Friday, April 11 until 3 a.m. Monday, April 14. Elevated stations are located within a block of Red Line subway stations in the Loop. Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. Red Line trains will operate normally between the Fullerton and Howard stations and between the 95th and Cermak-Chinatown stations.

Rerouted trains will stop at the following elevated stations between Cermak-Chinatown and Fullerton: Roosevelt/Wabash, Adams/Wabash, Madison/Wabash, Randolph/Wabash, State/Lake, Clark/Lake, Merchandise Mart, Chicago/Franklin and Sedgwick. The Merchandise Mart station is available as an exit only (via stairway) on Saturday morning from 1 a.m. to
5 a.m. and Sunday morning from 12:50 a.m. to 7:10 a.m.

Bus shuttle service will operate between the Clark/Division station and North/Clybourn station, stopping at the Sedgwick Brown Line station where customers may board Red Line trains.

Bus shuttle service also will operate from the Grand/State and Chicago/State stations to the Chicago/Franklin Brown Line station where customers may board Red Line trains.

Additional bus shuttle service will operate between Jackson/State, Harrison/State, Jackson/Wabash and Roosevelt/Wabash where customers may board Red Line trains.

Next Week
Southbound Red Line trains will be rerouted to the elevated tracks from 9 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday, April 14 through Friday morning, April 18.

Southbound Red Line trains will operate normally between the Howard and Fullerton stations and between the Cermak-Chinatown and 95th stations.

Rerouted southbound trains will stop at the following elevated stations between Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown: Sedgwick, Chicago/Franklin, Merchandise Mart, Clark/Lake, State/Lake, Randolph/Wabash, Madison/Wabash, Adams/Wabash and Roosevelt/Wabash.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

(see separate release for details)

Weekend Blue Line Service from Harlem to Cumberland Temporarily Suspended
Work to eliminate slow zones on the O'Hare branch of the Blue Line resumes this weekend.

Rail service between the Harlem and Cumberland Blue Line stations will be temporarily suspended from 9 p.m. Friday, April 11 to 3 a.m. Monday, April 14, in order to replace deteriorated rail ties, tie plates and spikes.

Bus shuttles will operate as a substitute for rail service between the Harlem and Cumberland stations. Extra travel time is advisable.

(see separate release for details)

Red and Brown Line Trains Temporarily Reroute at Fullerton
From 8 p.m. Friday, April 11 until 6 p.m. Sunday, April 13,
Red and Brown Line trains will be temporarily rerouted at Fullerton and Belmont while crews conduct slow zone elimination work.

Southbound Red and Brown Line customers at Belmont and Fullerton will board and exit trains from the northbound Red Line side of the platform. Northbound Red Line customers must board and exit trains where northbound Brown Line trains stop.

During this time, southbound Brown Line trains will be unable to stop at Diversey. Southbound Brown Line customers who wish to exit at Diversey should exit at Fullerton and board a northbound train to Diversey. Customers boarding at Diversey who wish to travel southbound should board a northbound train and exit at Belmont to board a southbound train.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

Next Week
From 8 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday, April 14 through Friday morning,
April 18,
northbound Red Line trains will be temporarily rerouted to the Brown Line tracks at Fullerton while crews conduct slow zone work.

During this time, northbound Red Line customers at Fullerton must board and exit trains on the Brown Line side of the platform.

Northbound and Southbound Red Line Trains Temporarily Reroute at Sheridan
Southbound Red Line trains will be temporarily rerouted to operate on the Purple Express tracks from 7 a.m. until
3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13.

During these times, customers at Sheridan will board and exit trains on the Purple Express side of the platform. Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Next Week
From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day beginning Tuesday, April 15 through Friday, April 18, north and southbound Red Line trains will be temporarily rerouted to operate on the Purple Express tracks.

Customers at the Sheridan station must board and exit trains on the Purple Express side of the platform. Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Other Events Affecting Service
Late Night Single Track in Effect on Forest Park Branch of Blue Line

A single track will be in effect between the Racine and Western stations on the Blue Line from 11 p.m. Friday, April 11 until
7 a.m. Saturday, April 12.

Southbound customers at the Racine and Medical Center stations must board and exit trains on the northbound side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

South Entrances to Grand Red Line Station Temporarily Closed
The southeast and southwest entrances to the Grand Red Line station have been temporarily closed due to the reconstruction of the Grand station mezzanine and platform.

Customers can access the station from the northeast and northwest entrances.

Southbound Red Line Trains Temporarily Reroute at Wilson Station This Weekend
Southbound Red Line trains will be temporarily rerouted to operate on the on the Purple Express tracks from 10 p.m. Friday, April 11 until 4 a.m. Monday, April 14. Southbound Red Line trains will stop at the Purple Line platform at Wilson and the Purple Express side of the platform at Sheridan.

During this time, northbound Red Line trains will be unable to stop at the Wilson station. Northbound customers who wish to exit at the Wilson station must travel one stop north to Lawrence and board a southbound train back to Wilson.

Customers at Wilson who wish to travel northbound must board a southbound train and travel one stop south to Sheridan to board a northbound train.

In addition, during this time the auxiliary entrance at the Wilson station will be closed. Customers can access the station through the main entrance on Broadway.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Daytime Single Track in Effect on Green Line
A single track will be in effect between the Ashland and Halsted stations on the Green Line from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12.

Northbound customers at the Halsted station must board and exit trains on the southbound platform.

#19 United Center Express Serves Bulls Games
CTA will operate its #19 United Center Express buses on the following dates and times:

  • Sunday, April 13 at 6 p.m. " Bulls versus Orlando Magic
  • Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. " Bulls versus Toronto Raptors

Buses will leave every 12 minutes from Michigan and Superior starting two hours before game time until 30 minutes before the game begins. When the game ends, #19 buses will depart the United Center approximately every 15 minutes for one hour.

#19 buses will make all stops on Michigan from Superior to Washington, and on Madison from Wabash to Clinton. From Clinton, #19 buses run express to the United Center.

After the game, #19 buses will await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on Madison near Gate 3. On the return trip, #19 buses operate through downtown east on Washington to Wacker, then head south to Monroe and east to

Michigan, making all stops to Michigan before turning north on Michigan and making all stops from Randolph to Chicago.

Race to Wrigley 5K Run Reroutes Buses
From 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Sunday, April 13, Addison between Racine and Ravenswood; Irving Park between Seminary and Ravenswood; and Clark between Irving Park and Addison will be closed for the Race to Wrigley 5K run.

Northbound #9 Ashland buses will travel over the regular route to Lincoln then will operate via Lincoln, Damen, Wilson, Clark, Montrose, Damen, Lincoln then return to Ashland and resume the regular route.

#22 Clark buses will operate in both directions via Clark, Montrose, Broadway, Halsted then return to Clark and resume the regular route.

Eastbound #80 Irving Park and #X80 Irving Park Express buses will travel over the regular route to Damen then will operate via Damen, Montrose, Broadway then return to Irving Park and resume the regular route.

Westbound buses will operate via Irving Park, Sheridan, Montrose, Damen then return to Irving Park and resume the regular route.

#152 Addison buses will operate in both directions via Addison, Lincoln, Belmont, Sheffield then return to Addison and resume the regular route.

Reroute on Chicago Avenue Due to Construction
Chicago Avenue will be closed between Orleans and Wells from 7 p.m. Monday, April 14 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 15 due to Brown Line construction work.

Southbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick buses will travel over the regular route to Orleans then will operate via Orleans, Erie then return to Wells and resume the regular route.

#66 Chicago buses will operate in both directions via Chicago, Orleans, Erie, Wells then return to Chicago and resume the regular route.

Buses Reroute Due to Howard Station Construction
#201 Central/Ridge buses will temporarily reroute from 7 p.m. Friday, April 11 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 14; and again from
7 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday, April 14 through Friday morning, April 18. Buses will operate via Ashland, Howard, Rogers, Sheridan, Howard and Rogers to Howard via the Howard Terminal. Customers will board westbound buses at Ashland/Howard.

Buses Reroute at Fullerton Station
From 9 p.m. Friday, April 11 until 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13, the #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick and #74 Fullerton buses will temporarily reroute at Fullerton due to construction.

Southbound #11 buses will travel over the regular route to Sheffield then will operate via Sheffield, Webster, Halsted then return to Webster and resume the regular route. Northbound buses will travel over the regular route to Webster then will operate via Webster, Sheffield to Lincoln and then resume the regular route.

Eastbound #74 Fullerton buses will travel over the regular route to Sheffield then will operate via Sheffield, Webster, Lincoln, Sheffield, Lincoln then return to Fullerton and resume the regular route.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Buses Undergo Reroute on State Street
#36 Broadway and southbound #29 State buses are rerouting until further notice at Grand and State Street due to construction on the Red Line's Grand station.

Southbound #36 and #29 buses will travel over the regular route to Grand then will operate via Clark to Kinzie then return to State and resume the regular route.

Northbound #36 buses will travel over the regular route to Dearborn then will operate via Dearborn, Ohio then return to State and resume the regular route.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Buses Reroute Downtown for Construction
From midnight each night until 6 a.m. the following morning Randolph will be closed from State to Dearborn through Saturday, November 1.

Northbound #22 Clark, #36 Broadway and #62 Archer buses will travel over the regular route to Washington then will operate via State, Wacker to Dearborn and then resume the regular route.

In addition, Dearborn is closed between Washington and Randolph from 9 p.m. each day until 6 a.m. the following morning through Saturday, November 1.

Northbound #22 Clark, #36 Broadway and #62 Archer buses will travel over their regular routes and then will operate via Monroe, State, Wacker then return to Dearborn and resume the regular route.

During the same hours, Washington will be closed between State and Dearborn. The reroutes on the #22 Clark, #36 Broadway and #62 Archer will be in effect.

Buses Reroute Due to Construction
Halsted is closed at Root Street between the hours of 6 a.m until 8:30 a.m. and again at4 p.m. until 6 p.m. each day until further notice due to construction.

#43 43rd buses will operate in both directions via Halsted, 45th Street, Morgan to Exchange and resume the regular route.

Buses Reroute at Clark and Polk
Until further notice, #22 Clark and #36 Broadway buses will be rerouted in the area of Clark and Polk streets.

Southbound #22 buses will travel over the regular route to Clark then will operate via Clark, Polk, State to Roosevelt for the end of the route. Northbound buses will leave from Roosevelt to Clark, Polk and then resume the regular route.

Southbound #36 Broadway buses will travel over the regular route to State to Roosevelt for the end of the route. Northbound will leave from Roosevelt, traveling via Roosevelt to Clark, Polk, Dearborn, Harrison to Dearborn and then resume the regular route.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Halsted Buses Reroute Downtown for Construction
Halsted between Jackson and Van Buren will be closed due to emergency street repairs through Monday, April 14.

Northbound #8 Halsted buses will travel over the regular route to Van Buren then will operate via Van Buren, Morgan, Jackson then return to Halsted and resume the regular route.

Southbound buses will travel over the regular route to Jackson then will operate via Jackson, Desplaines, Van Buren then return to Halsted and resume the regular route.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Buses Rerouted Due To Construction Through May 10
Westbound #170 University of Chicago/Midway and #192 University of Chicago Hospitals Express buses continue to be rerouted until May 10 due to construction on 59th Street at Drexel.

#170 buses will travel over the regular route to Ellis then will operate via Ellis, Midway Plaisance, Drexel to Cottage Grove and then resume the regular route.

#192 University of Chicago Hospitals Express buses will travel over the regular route to Ellis then will operate via Ellis, Midway Plaisance, Drexel, Midway Plaisance then return to Cottage Grove and resume the regular route.

A temporary stop has been placed on Drexel to accommodate the service.

Buses Reroute for Construction Through September
#87 87th buses continue to be rerouted in both directions until
5 a.m. Wednesday, September 17 due to street reconstruction.

Eastbound buses will travel over the regular route to Vincennes then will operate via Vincennes, 83rd, Lafayette then return to 87th and resume the regular route. Westbound buses will travel over the regular route to State then will operate via State, 83rd, Vincennes then return to 87th and resume the regular route.

Division Reroute Continues
Westbound #70 Division buses continue to undergo reroutes due to street repairs at Division and Kolmar.

Buses will travel over the regular route to Kostner then will operate via Kostner, Augusta, Cicero then return to Division and resume the regular route.

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