Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of February 1-3

February 1, 2008
02/01/08

Brown Line Service to the Loop Temporarily Suspended on Saturday
CTA maintenance crews will perform work on the Brown Line tracks along the Wells Street Bridge from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 2. Brown Line trains will operate only between Kimball and the Merchandise Mart. Brown Line trains will not travel into the Loop during these hours. Normal Brown Line service will resume at 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 2.

CTA is encouraging southbound Brown Line customers to make the free transfer to the Red Line at Fullerton to complete their trips into the Loop.

CTA will provide a bus shuttle as a substitute for Brown Line rail service between the Merchandise Mart and Clark/Lake stations.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

(see separate release for additional details)

Single Track in Effect on Red Line
From midnight each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday morning, February 9,
a single track will be in effect between the Roosevelt and Grand stations on the Red Line.

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.

Temporary Reroutes of Red Line Trains at Belmont
Due to construction work associated with the Belmont station, 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. each day beginning Monday, February 4 through Friday, February 8.

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

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

Northbound Red Line Trains Temporarily Reroute at Sheridan
Northbound Red Line trains will operate on the northbound Purple Express tracks from 10:50 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day beginning Tuesday, February 5 until Friday, February 8.

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.

Late Night Single Track in Effect Between Harlem and Jefferson Park on Blue Line O'Hare Branch
From 11 p.m. Tuesday, February 5 until 4 a.m. Wednesday, February 6,
a single track will be in effect between the Harlem and Jefferson Park stations.

Southbound customers at the Jefferson Park station must board and exit trains on the northbound platform.

Late Night Single Track in Effect on Blue Line Next Week
A single track will be in effect between the Damen and Western stations on the Blue Line from 11 p.m. Wednesday, February 6 until 4 a.m. Thursday, February 7.

Southbound customers at the Western and Damen stations must board and exit trains on the northbound platform.

From 11 p.m. Thursday, February 7 until 4 a.m. Friday, February 8, a single track will be in effect between the Damen and Western stations.

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

Buses Reroute on Weekends for Block 37 Construction
Dearborn between Washington and Randolph will undergo weekend closures due to construction from 9 p.m. each day until 6 a.m. the following morning beginning Friday, February 1 and continuing every Friday in February.

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

This reroute will continue all four weekends in February.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Bus Stop Temporarily Relocated
The northbound near side bus stop on Halsted at 28th street has been relocated to a far side bus stop until February 26.

Buses Reroute on Damen
Damen is closed until February 26 for sewer work between Warren and Fulton.

Northbound #50 Damen buses will travel over the regular route to Warren then will operate via Warren, Wood, Fulton then return to Damen and resume the regular route.

Southbound buses will travel over the regular route to Fulton then will operate via Fulton, Wood, Washington then return to Damen and resume the regular route.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Buses Continue to Reroute for Construction
51st Street between Lowe and Shields continues to be closed for pavement repairs through 3 p.m. Monday, February 25.

Eastbound #51 51st Street buses will travel over the regular route to Halsted then will operate via Halsted, 47th, Wells, 51st, Wentworth then return to 47th and resume the regular route. Westbound buses will operate via 47th, Halsted to 51st and resume the regular route.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

#70 Division
Westbound #70 Division buses continue to 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 Remains Closed for Construction
Dorchester continues to be closed between 60th and 61st streets through 3 p.m. Friday, February 11.

Eastbound #59 59th/61st buses will travel over the regular route to 61st then will operate via Cottage Grove, 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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