Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of April 18-20

April 18, 2008

04/18/08

Slow Zone Work
Southbound Red Line Trains to Temporarily Reroute to Elevated Tracks
While work is under way to eliminate slow zones, southbound Red Line trains that normally operate through the subway between the Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown stations will reroute to the elevated tracks from 9 p.m. Friday, April 18 until 3 a.m. Monday, April 21. Southbound Red Line trains will operate normally between the Howard and Fullerton stations and between the Cermak-Chinatown and 95th stations.

Northbound Red Line trains are not affected during this time.

Elevated stations are located within a block of Red Line subway stations in the Loop. Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Rerouted 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. 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.

Next Week
Northbound 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 21 through Friday morning, April 25.

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

Rerouted northbound 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 andSedgwick.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

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

Rail service between the Harlem and Rosemont Blue Line stations will be temporarily suspended from 9 p.m. Friday, April 18 to 3 a.m. Monday, April 21, in order to replace deteriorated rail ties, tie plates and spikes.

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

(see separate release for details)

Red Line Trains Temporarily Reroute at Fullerton
From 6 a.m. Saturday, April 19 until 6 p.m. Sunday, April 20,
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 northbound Brown Line side of the platform. Southbound Red Line customers must board and exit trains on the southbound Brown Line side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Red and Brown Line Trains Temporarily Reroute at Fullerton
From 8 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday, April 21 through Friday morning, April 25,
Red and Brown Line trains will be temporarily rerouted at Fullerton while crews conduct slow zone elimination work.

Southbound Red and Brown Line customers at 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.

In addition, due to construction work at the Diversey Brown Line station #76 Diversey buses will undergo a temporary reroute from 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 until 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 23.

#76 Diversey buses will operate in both directions via Diversey, Sheffield, Fullerton, Halsted then return to Diversey and resume the regular route.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Northbound and Southbound Red Line Trains Temporarily Reroute at Sheridan
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 19 and Sunday, April 20.

During these times, all 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 22 through Friday, April 25, north and southbound Red Line trains will be temporarily rerouted to operate on the Purple Express tracks.

All 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 O'Hare Branch of Blue Line

A single track will be in effect between the Grand and Damen stations on the Blue Line from 11 p.m. Friday, April 18 until 6 a.m. Saturday, April 19.

Northbound customers at the Grand, Chicago and Division stations must board and exit trains on the southbound side of the platform.

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

Late Night Single Track in Effect for Blue Line Subway This Weekend
A single track will be in effect between the Grand and LaSalle stations from 10 p.m. Saturday, April 19 until 6 a.m. Sunday, April 20.

Northbound customers at the Jackson, Monroe, Washington and Clark/Lake stations must board and exit trains on the southbound side of the platform.

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

Late Night Single Track in Effect on O'Hare Branch Next Week
A single track will be in effect between the Harlem and Cumberland Blue Line stations from 8 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Tuesday, April 22 through Friday morning, April 25.

Southbound customers at the Harlem station must board and exit trains from 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 are temporarily closed due to the reconstruction of the Grand station mezzanine and platform.

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

In addition, the westbound near side stop at Grand and State served by #65 Grand buses has been relocated to a far side stop.

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 5 p.m. each day on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20.

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

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

Single Track in Effect on Brown Line
A single track will be in effect between the Western and Kedzie stations on the Brown Line from 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 until 4 a.m. Wednesday, April 23.

Northbound customers at the Rockwell and Francisco stations must board and exit trains on the southbound side of the platform.

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

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

Late Night Single Track in Effect on Brown Line Next Week
A single track will be in effect between the Francisco and Kimball stations on the Brown Line from 9 p.m. each day until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Tuesday, April 22 through Friday morning, April 25.

Northbound customers at the Kedzie station must board and exit trains on the southbound side of the platform.

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

Howard Station Construction
The northbound platform at the Howard station will be temporarily out of service for construction work from 8 p.m. Friday, April 18 until 2 a.m. Monday, April 21. Northbound Red, Yellow and Purple line customers must board and exit trains on the southbound platform.

In addition, #201 Central/Ridge buses will temporarily reroute from 7 p.m. Friday, April 18 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 21. 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.

Michigan/Wacker Bus Service Stop Relocation
Effective Monday, April 21 six northbound express buses that normally stop at Michigan/Wacker will be relocated to service stop one block south at Michigan/South Water. Routes affected are the #143 Stockton/Michigan Express, #144 Marine/Michigan Express, #145 Wilson/Michigan Express, #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express, #147 Outer Drive Express and #148 Clarendon/Michigan Express.

Northbound #3 King Drive, #X3 King Drive Express, #X4 Cottage Grove Express, #6 Jackson Park Express, #20 Madison, #26 South Shore Express, #66 Chicago (Owl service), #151 Sheridan and #157 Streeterville buses will continue to stop at Michigan/Wacker.

Bus Service Stop Relocation
Effective immediately, the far side stop located at Addison and Clark served by the westbound #152 Addison will be returned to a near side stop.

Buses Rerouted on Pulaski Due to Construction
#53 Pulaski buses are rerouting until Tuesday, July 15 at Pulaski and Roscoe, due to water main repairs.

#53 buses will operate in both directions via Pulaski, Belmont, Kimball, Addison then return to Pulaski and resume the regular route.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Helicopter Lift on Wacker Drive
A helicopter lift will take place on Wacker Drive on Sunday, April 20 from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Westbound #20 Madison, northbound #14 Jeffrey Express and #56 Milwaukee buses will travel over the regular route to Madison then will operate via Wacker, Randolph, Clinton then return to Madison and resume the regular route.

Westbound #60 Blue Island/26th Street buses will travel over the regular route to Madison then will operate via Wacker, Randolph to Clinton and then resume the regular route.

Customers are advised to allow additional travel time.

Buses Reroute for Viaduct Repairs Next Two Weekends
#67 67th/69th/71st buses will be rerouted in both directions beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, April 18 through 5 a.m. Monday, April 21 then again next week beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, April 25 through 5 a.m. Monday, April 28 due to viaduct repairs.

Buses operating in both directions will travel over the regular route to Western then will operate via Western, 67th, Damen, 69th and resume the regular route.

#201 Central/Ridge and #206 Evanston Circulator
Southbound #201Central/Ridge and #206 Evanston Circulator buses will be rerouted until 5 a.m. Thursday, July 31 due to street reconstruction.

#201 and #206 buses will travel over the regular route to Greenleaf then will operate via Greenleaf, Asbury, Howard, Ridge and then resume the regular route.

Buses Undergo Reroute on State Street
#36 Broadway and southbound #29 State buses are rerouting until further notice at Grand Avenue 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 to 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 Street will be closed from State to Dearborn through Saturday, November 1.

In addition, Dearborn Street 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 the regular route to Washington then will operate via Monroe, State, Wacker then return to Dearborn and resume the regular route.

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 at 4 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 then 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 Harrison then will operate via Harrison, Wells for the end of route. Northbound buses will leave from Harrison-Wells via Wells, Polk, Dearborn and then resume the regular route.

Southbound #36 Broadway buses will travel over the regular route to State then will operate via State, Harrison, Wells for the end of the route. Northbound will leave from Harrison-Wells via Wells, Polk, Dearborn and then 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 Ends
Westbound #70 Division buses have returned to the regular route.

 

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