Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of December 21-23

December 20, 2007
12/20/07

NOTE: CTA will operate on a normal weekday schedule on Monday, December 24?Christmas Eve. CTA will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Tuesday, December 25?Christmas Day.

Single Track in Effect on Red Line This Weekend
A single track will be in effect between Roosevelt and Grand on the Red Line from midnight Friday, December 21 until 4 a.m. Saturday, December 22.

Northbound Red Line customers at the Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe and Lake stations must board and exit trains on the southbound side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. Southbound Red Line service is not affected.

Daytime Reroutes on Red and Brown Lines
From 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 22 southbound Brown Line trains will be unable to stop at Wellington due to construction work.

Customers who wish to board at Wellington should ride a northbound train to Belmont and board a southbound train back to Wellington. Customers who wish to exit at Wellington must ride to Fullerton to board a northbound train to Wellington

Northbound service is not affected. Customers are asked to allow extra travel time.

Next Week
Due to construction work associated with the Fullerton, Diversey and Belmont stations, southbound Red Line trains will be rerouted to operate on the southbound Brown Line tracks at Belmont from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26 through Friday, December 28.

Southbound Red Line customers at Belmont will board and exit trains on the southbound Brown Line side of the platform.

Northbound Red Line Trains Temporarily Reroute at Sheridan
Northbound Red Line trains will operate on the northbound Purple Express tracks from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 22 and again next week from
10:50 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day from Wednesday,
December 26 through Friday, December 28.

During these times northbound customers at Sheridan will board and exit trains on the Purple Express side of the platform.

CTA customers are advised to allow extra travel time. Southbound Red Line service is not affected.

Red Line Wilson Main Station Entrance Temporarily Out of Service This Weekend
The main entrance on Broadway to the Red Line's Wilson station will be temporarily out of service from 10 p.m. Friday, December 21 until 4 a.m. Monday, December 24 while construction crews make repairs.

Customers can access the station through the entrance on the south side of Wilson Avenue.

Single Track in Effect on Brown Line Sunday
Due to construction work, a single track will be in effect between the Merchandise Mart and Sedgwick stations on the Brown Line from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, December 23.

Northbound customers boarding at the Chicago and Sedgwick stations must board and exit trains on the southbound platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. Southbound service is not affected.

Late Night Single Track in Effect on O'Hare Branch of Blue Line
From 11 p.m. on Thursday, December 27 until 4 a.m. Friday, December 28 a single track will be in effect between the California and Belmont stations on the Blue Line.

Northbound customers at Logan Square must board and exit trains on the southbound side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time. Southbound service is not affected.

#19 United Center Express Serves Sporting Events and Concert
CTA will operate its #19 United Center Express buses for the following dates and times:

  • Friday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m. " R. Kelly Concert
  • Saturday, December 22 at 7:30 p.m. " Bulls versus Houston Rockets
  • Sunday, December 23 at 6 p.m. " Blackhawks versus Edmonton Oilers
  • Wednesday, December 26 at 7:30 p.m. " Blackhawks versus Nashville Predators

Buses will leave every 12 minutes from Michigan and Superior starting two hours before event time until 30 minutes before the event begins. When the event 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 from Jefferson to Michigan before turning north on Michigan and making all stops from Randolph to Chicago.

CTA Provides Service for Bears versus Green Bay Packers Game
The Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on Sunday, December 23 at noon. The #12 Roosevelt, #128 Soldier Field Express and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express are convenient travel options for fans heading to the game.

More frequent service will operate on the #12 beginning at approximately 6 a.m. and on the #146 beginning at
9:30 a.m. #128 Soldier Field Express buses operate non-stop between the Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station and Soldier Field. Service will operate from 9:45 a.m. until approximately 12:30 p.m. After the game, buses will leave Soldier Field every few minutes for one hour.

The fare for #128 buses is $1 for full-fare customers and 50 cents for reduced-fare customers. The exact cash fare is required.

LaSalle Bridge Closed
The LaSalle Street bridge over the Chicago River will be closed from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, December 21.

Northbound #156 LaSalle buses will travel over the regular route to Wacker then will operate via Wacker, Dearborn, Hubbard then return to LaSalle and resume the regular route.

Southbound buses will travel over the regular route to Hubbard then will operate via Hubbard, Clark, Wacker then return to LaSalle and resume the regular route.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Red Line Subway Reconstruction at Grand/State
During the Red Line Subway reconstruction at Grand/State, the following bus stops are affected through 4 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2008:

#29 State
The southbound far side service stop at State and Grand has been eliminated and a new southbound near side service stop has been created at State and Illinois.

#36 Broadway
The northbound near side service stop at State and Grand has been relocated to a new northbound near side service stop at State and Ohio.

The southbound near side service stop at State and Grand has been eliminated and a new southbound near side service stop has been created at State and Illinois.

#65 Grand
The westbound near side service stop at Grand and State has been eliminated. There is an existing westbound near side service stop at Grand and Dearborn.

Holiday Hours in Effect on #10 Museum of Science & Industry Bus Route
With the exception of a few select dates, hours of operation on the #10 Museum of Science & Industry route are extended through Sunday, January 6, 2008. During this time, the Museum of Science & Industry will open at 9:30 a.m. Closing times will vary.

Service on the #10 will begin operating at 8:55 a.m. from Chestnut/Lake Shore Drive each morning and the last bus will depart from the Museum of Science & Industry approximately 40 minutes after the museum closes.

The museum will be closed and there will be no service on the #10 route on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25. The #10 will not operate from Wednesday, January 2 through Friday, January 4.

Buses Reroute Due to Construction
Westbound #70 Division buses will undergo reroutes until Friday, March 21 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.

Dorchester Closed for Construction
Dorchester continues to be closed between 60th and 61st streets through 3 p.m. Monday, January 7 due to construction.

Eastbound #59 59th/61st buses will travel over the regular route to 61st then will operate via Cottage, 60th, Dorchester, Midway Plaisance, Stony Island to 60th. Westbound buses will operate via 60th, Dorchester, Cottage Grove then return to 61st and resume the regular route.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

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