Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of January 4-6

January 3, 2008
01/03/08

Slow Zone Work
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 Addison and Paulina stations from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 5.

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.

Sunday
A single track will be in effect between the Brown Line's Chicago and Sedgwick stations from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, January 6.

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

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Late Night Single Track on O'Hare Branch of Blue Line Next Week
A single track will be in effect between the Harlem and Jefferson Park stations from11 p.m. Wednesday, January 9 until 4 a.m. Thursday, January 10.Southbound customers at the Jefferson Park station must board and exit trains on the northbound 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
From 10 p.m. Friday, January 4 until 6 a.m. Saturday, January 5,
a single track will be in effect between the Damen and Grand stations on the Blue Line.

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

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Saturday
From 10 p.m. Saturday, January 5 until 6 a.m. Sunday,
January 6, a single track will be in effect between the Grand and Damen stations on the Blue Line.

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

Next Week
From 10 p.m. Monday, January 7 until 4 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, a single track will be in effect between the Western and Damen stations on the Blue Line.

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

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

From 11 p.m. Tuesday, January 8 until 4 a.m. Wednesday, January 9 and again during the same hours on Thursday, January 10 until Friday, January 11, a single track will be in effect between the Damen and Grand stations on the Blue Line.

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

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Single Track in Effect on Red Line
Due to construction work, a single track will be in effect between the Roosevelt and Grand stations on the Red Line from midnight Friday, January 4 until 4 a.m. Saturday,
January 5
and again next week from midnight each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday night, January 7 through Saturday morning, January 12.

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.

Daytime Reroute on Red Line
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. each day beginning Monday, January 7 through Friday, January 11.

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, January 5 and Sunday, January 6.

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.

Next Week
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, January 8 through Friday, January 11.

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.

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

  • Saturday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m. " Bulls versus Sacramento Kings
  • Sunday, January 6 at 6 p.m. " Blackhawks versus Detroit Red Wings
  • Tuesday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. " Bulls versus New York Knicks
  • Wednesday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. " Blackhawks versus Dallas Stars

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

Helicopter Lift on State Street
A helicopter lift will take place on State Street on Saturday, January 5 from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Customers on CTA's Orange and Green lines may experience delays as the lift area is near CTA's elevated tracks and may require trains to intermittently halt for brief periods.

Red Line Subway Reconstruction Continues 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
Hours of operation on the #10 Museum of Science & Industry route have been 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 #10 will not operate on Friday, January 4. After January 6, the #10 will operate on weekends only at 30 minute intervals.

Buses Continue Reroute Due to Construction
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. 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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