Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of July 4-6

July 3, 2008

07/03/08

Note: All CTA bus and rail service will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule Friday, July 4 in commemoration of Independence Day.

Slow Zone Work
Red Line Subway Trains Temporarily Rerouted to Elevated Tracks Next Week
Monday and Thursday - Southbound
Southbound Red Line trains will be rerouted to the elevated tracks from 9 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning on Monday evening, July 7 and then again during the same hours on Thursday evening, July 10. Northbound service is not affected during these times.

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

Rerouted southbound trains will stop at the following elevated stations between Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown: Armitage, 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) from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday - Northbound
Northbound Red Line trains will be rerouted to the elevated tracks each night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning on Tuesday, July 8 through Thursday morning, July 10. Southbound service is not affected.

Northbound Red Line trains will operate normally between the 95th and Cermak-Chinatown stations and between the Fullerton and Howard 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, Sedgwick and Armitage. The Merchandise Mart station is available as an exit only (via stairway) from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

(see separate release for details)

Northbound and Southbound Red Line Trains Temporarily Reroute at Sheridan
From 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day beginning Tuesday, July 8 through Friday, July 11, northbound and southbound Red Line trains will be temporarily rerouted to operate on the Purple Express tracks.

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.

Blue Line Service Between O'Hare and Rosemont Suspended for Three Weeks
While work is under way to eliminate slow zones, service between the O'Hare and Rosemont Blue Line stations will be temporarily suspended for three weeks.

Beginning at 3 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, bus shuttle service will replace rail service between the O'Hare and Rosemont stations. The bus shuttles will run 24 hours a day, the same hours of operation as the Blue Line.

Normal rail service will resume Monday, July 28.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

(see separate release for details)

Single Track in Effect Between Rosemont and Cumberland Blue Line Stations
A late night single track will be in effect between the Rosemont and Cumberland Blue Line stations from 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 to 4 a.m. the following morning and then again from 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 to 4 a.m. the following morning. Southbound customers at the Cumberland station must board and exit trains from the northbound side of the platform.

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

Red Line - Other Events Affecting Service
Southbound Red Line Trains Temporarily Rerouted at Wilson
Due to station improvement work, southbound Red Line trains at the Wilson station will be temporarily rerouted to operate on the Purple Express Line tracks from 10:30 p.m. Monday, July 7 to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Southbound Red Line customers at Wilson must board and exit trains from the southbound Purple Express Line platform. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Red Line Trains Temporarily Rerouted at Belmont Next Week
Northbound Red Line trains will be temporarily rerouted to operate on Brown Line tracks at the Belmont station from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day beginning Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11. Northbound Red Line customers at Belmont must board and exit trains from the northbound Brown Line side of the platform. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Brown Line - Other Events Affecting Service
Brown Line Trains Temporarily Rerouted at Fullerton Next Week
Southbound Brown Line trains will be temporarily rerouted to operate on the northbound tracks at the Addison and Southport stations from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday, July 7 to the morning of Friday, July 11.

Southbound customers at Addison and Southport must board and exit trains from the northbound platform. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Pink Line - Other Events Affecting Service
Late Night Single Track in Effect on Pink Line Next Week
A single track will be in effect for eastbound Pink Line trains from 10 p.m. Sunday, July 6 until 4 a.m. the following morning. Eastbound Pink Line customers at the Cicero station must board and exit trains from the westbound side of the platform.

Monday
From 10 p.m. Monday, July 7 to 4 a.m. the following morning, a single track will be in effect for westbound Pink Line trains. During this time, westbound customers at the Pulaski and Kostner Pink Line stations must board and exit trains from the eastbound side of the platform.

Tuesday and Wednesday
From 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 to 4 a.m. the following morning and then again from 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 to 4 a.m. the following morning, a single track will be in effect for westbound Pink Line trains. During these times, westbound customers at the Cicero station must board and exit trains from the eastbound side of the platform. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

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

Additional Bus and Rail Service for Special Events
Additional Service Provided for Taste of Chicago and Fireworks Displays
CTA is encouraging visitors to the 2008 Taste of Chicago at Grant Park to save money on gas by taking public transportation to the event now through Sunday, July 6. CTA will have extensive bus and rail service available to accommodate the crowds expected to attend the festival.

For details about all CTA service call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit the CTA web site at www.transitchicago.com to use the travel planner feature.

(see separate release for details)

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service
Railroad Bridge Repairs Reroute #75 74th/75th Buses
Until Wednesday, December 31, 2008, #75 74th/75th buses will be rerouted on weekdays only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to railroad bridge repair work in the 7500 block of South Loomis Street.

#75 buses operating in both directions will travel along 74th Street to Ashland then will operate via Ashland, 76th, Racine to 74th and then resume the regular route.

#97 Skokie Buses Rerouted for Independence Day Parade
On Friday, July 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oakton Street will be closed between Niles Center Road and Kostner Avenue for the Skokie Independence Day Parade.

During this time, #97 buses operating in both directions will travel along Oakton to Kostner then operate via Kostner, Main to Niles Center Road and then resume the regular route.

29th Ward Independence Day Fireworks Reroute #126 Jackson Buses
Jackson Boulevard will be closed between Austin and Central boulevards from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, July 4, for the 29th Ward Independence Day Fireworks display.

During this time, #126 Jackson buses operating in both directions will travel along Jackson to Central then operate via Central, Madison, Austin, to Jackson and then resume the regular route.

Ongoing Bus Reroutes
Buses Rerouted on Ridge Avenue Due to Road Reconstruction
Due to road reconstruction on Ridge Avenue between Howard Street and Main Street, the #201 Central Ridge and #206 Evanston Circulator buses will be rerouted until 5 a.m. Thursday, July 31.

Southbound #201 and #206 buses will travel along Ridge then will operate via Main, Asbury, Howard, Ridge and then resume the regular route.

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.

Buses Rerouted on Saturdays for the Near North Farmer's Market
From 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Saturday through October 25, Division Street between State and Clark will be closed for the Near North Farmer's Market.

During this time, southbound #36 Broadway buses will travel over the regular route to Clark then will operate via Clark, Maple to State and then resume the regular route. Northbound #36 buses will operate over the regular route to State then will travel via State, Elm to Clark and then resume the regular route.

Eastbound #70 Division buses will travel over the regular route to Division and then will operate via Division, Clark, Maple to Dearborn and resume the regular route. Westbound service is not affected.

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 along Dearborn to Monroe and will then operate via Monroe, State, Wacker to Dearborn and then resume the regular route.

Bridge Reconstruction Reroutes Buses
Reroute of #205 Chicago/Golf buses will continue until November 16, due to bridge reconstruction on Emerson between Leland and McCormick.

#205 buses will operate in both directions via Church, McCormick to Golf and then resume the regular route.

Buses Rerouted on Harrison Due to Construction
Harrison Street between Paulina Street and Ashland Avenue continues to be closed until Thursday, January 1, 2009, due to the construction of the Harrison Street Tunnel. During this time, eastbound #7 Harrison and #126 Jackson buses will be rerouted.

Eastbound #7 buses will travel over the regular route to Paulina then will operate via Polk, Ashland to Harrison and resume the regular route.

Eastbound #126 buses will travel over the regular route to Harrison then will operate via Harrison, Wood, Polk, Ashland to Harrison and resume the regular route.

Bus Stops Along Solidarity Drive Temporarily Removed Due to Construction
Until further notice, all bus stops along Solidarity Drive served by the #12 Roosevelt and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express buses will be temporarily removed due to construction.

Customers traveling to and from the Shedd Aquarium should exit and board #12 and #146 buses at McFetridge Drive.

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 and will not be providing any service south of Harrison.

Southbound #22 Clark customers traveling to Polk will need to transfer to a #24 Wentworth bus prior to Congress (or a #129 West Loop/South Loop bus available only on weekdays during the morning and evening rush periods) to complete their trip.

Southbound #36 Broadway customers traveling to Polk will need to transfer to a #29 State or #62 Archer bus prior to Congress to complete their trip.

Both northbound #22 and #36 customers can board buses north of Harrison on Dearborn.

Bus Service Changes Due to Construction at State and Grand
#36 Broadway and southbound #29 State buses are rerouting until further notice at Grand Avenue and State Street due to construction at 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 Illinois 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.

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.

#60 Blue Island/26th Buses Rerouted Due to Lane Closure
Until further notice, Laflin Street between Cermak and 21st Place will be closed to all traffic due to construction at Benito Juarez School.

#60 Blue Island/26th buses operating in both directions will travel over the regular route to Cermak then will operate via Cermak, Loomis, 21st Street then return to Laflin and resume the regular route.

 

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