Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of February 15-17

February 14, 2008
02/14/08

NOTE: CTA will operate on a normal weekday schedule on Monday, February 18?President's Day

Slow Zone Work
Red Line Trains to Temporarily Reroute to Elevated Tracks Next WeekWhile work is under way to eliminate slow zones, Red Line trains that normally operate through the subway between the Cermak-Chinatown station and the Fullerton station will reroute to the elevated tracks from 6 a.m. Saturday, February 16 until 6 p.m. Sunday, February 17. 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 Howard and Fullerton 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 on Sunday morning from 12:50 a.m. to 7:10 a.m.

Daytime Single Tracks in Effect on Brown Line This Weekend
A single track will be in effect on the Brown Line affecting customers who board at the Paulina and Addison stations from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 16.

Northbound customers at the Paulina and Addison stations must board and exit trains on the southbound platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Northbound Red Line Trains Temporarily Reroute at Sheridan
Northbound Red Line trains will be temporarily rerouted to operate on the Purple Express tracks from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 16.

During these times, northbound 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
Northbound Red Line trains at Sheridan will operate on the northbound Purple Express tracks from 10:50 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day beginning Tuesday, February 19 through Friday, February 22.

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

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Other Events Affecting Service
Southbound Red Line Trains Temporarily Reroute at Wilson Station Next WeekFrom 9 p.m. Friday, February 15 until 4 a.m. Monday, February 18, southbound Red Line trains will be temporarily rerouted to operate on the Purple Express tracks. Southbound Red Line trains will stop at the Purple Line platform at Wilson station and the Purple Line 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.

Single Track in Effect on Red Line
A single track will be in effect between the Roosevelt and Grand stations on the Red Line from midnight each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday, February 18 through Friday morning, February 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.

Single Track in Effect on Blue Line
A single track will be in effect between the Belmont and Western stations on the O'Hare branch of the Blue Line from 10 p.m. Saturday, February 16 until 10 a.m. Sunday, February 17.

From 10 p.m. Saturday, February 16 until 10 a.m. Sunday, February 17, southbound customers at the Logan Square station must board and exit trains on the northbound side of the platform.

From 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. Sunday, February 17, southbound customers at the California station must board and exit trains on the northbound platform.

Late Night Single Track in Effect on Blue Line This Weekend
A single track will be in effect between the Grand and Damen stations on the O'Hare branch of the Blue Line from 11 p.m. Friday, February 15 until 4 a.m. Saturday, February 16.

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.

Single Track in Effect Between Blue Line's LaSalle and Grand Stations
A single track will be in effect between the LaSalle and Grand stations on the Blue Line from 7 p.m. Sunday, February 17 until 3 a.m. Monday, February 18.

Northbound customers at the Clark/Lake, Washington, Monroe and Jackson stations must board and exit Blue Line 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 of Blue Line Next Week
From 11 p.m. Wednesday, February 20 until 4 a.m. Thursday, February 21,
a single track will be in effect between the Western and Damen stations.

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

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

Late Night Single Track in Effect Between Blue Line's Harlem and Jefferson Park Stations Next Week
From 9 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday, February 18 through Wednesday morning, February 20,
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 side of the platform.

CTA Provides Service to Auto Show
CTA bus routes provide convenient service to the 2008 Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place North and South through Sunday, February 17. Bus service is available during all hours the show is open.

Two regular CTA bus routes ? the #3 King Drive and #21 Cermak ? provide direct service to McCormick Place. #3 buses serve McCormick Place from North Michigan Avenue and the South Side every seven to 15 minutes. #21 buses serve the West Side, operating to McCormick Place from North Riverside Park Mall every 10 to 15 minutes, and every 20 minutes later on weekday evenings and Sunday evenings. Red Line customers can transfer to #21 buses at the Cermak-Chinatown station.

(see separate release for additional details)

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

  • Friday, February 15 at 8 p.m. " Spice Girls concert
  • Sunday, February 17 at noon ? Blackhawks versus Colorado Avalanche
  • Wednesday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. " Blackhawks versus Minnesota Wild

Buses will leave every 12 minutes from Michigan and Superior starting two hours before event time until 30 minutes before the events begin. When the events end, #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 event, #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.

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 on the all weekends 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.

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 Tuesday, February 26.

Buses Reroute on Damen
Damen is closed until Tuesday, 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.

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