Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of September 5-7

September 4, 2008

09/04/08

Reroutes in Effect on Elevated Routes as Signal Work Resumes
The CTA has resumed work to replace the signal and train control systems, and replace deteriorated rail ties and track to prevent slow zones along the Loop Elevated tracks.

The most intense work is occurring on the Lake Street and Wabash Avenue tracks on weekends starting September 5, resulting in reroutes for Brown, Orange, Pink and Green Line trains, with some work scheduled on select weeknights that will affect Brown and Green Line trains.

The work on the elevated lines is scheduled to continue through Thanksgiving 2008.

IMPORTANT: see separate release for further details.

Blue Line - Slow Zone Work
Blue Line Service between Jefferson Park and Irving Park Temporarily Suspended this WeekendRail service between the Jefferson Park and Irving Park Blue Line stations will be temporarily suspended from 9 p.m. Friday, September 5 until 3 a.m. Monday, September 8, in order to replace deteriorated rail ties, tie plates and spikes.

Bus shuttles will operate in both directions as a substitute for rail service between the Jefferson Park, Montrose and Irving Park stations.

In addition, CTA personnel will be available to direct customers to waiting buses. Customers should allow extra travel time.

Alternate Service for Customers with Disabilities
Because the Montrose and Irving Park stations are not equipped with an elevator, southbound customers who need an elevator to access rail service should board the CTA shuttle bus at Jefferson Park, which will stop at the Montrose and Irving Park stations and then proceed to the accessible Logan Square station.

Northbound customers are advised to exit at Logan Square rather than traveling to Irving Park, where they can board a CTA shuttle bus to the accessible Jefferson Park station.

Customers with disabilities also have the option of boarding a #56 Milwaukee bus which operates between these stations.

(see separate release )

Single Track on O'Hare Branch of the Blue Line Next Week
From 8 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning, beginning Tuesday night, September 9 through Friday morning, September 12,
a single track will be in effect for Blue Line trains operating between the Belmont and Addison stations.

During these times, northbound Blue Line customers at the Belmont and Addison stations must board and exit trains from the southbound side of the platform. CTA operators will announce the direction of each train.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Red Line - Slow Zone Work
Single Track in Effect for Southbound Red Line Trains This Friday and Next Week
A single track will be in effect for southbound Red Line trains operating between the Fullerton and Clark/Division stations from 11 p.m. Friday, September 5 until 7 a.m. the following morning.

Southbound Red Line customers at North/Clybourn 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.

Next Week
A late night single track will continue to be in effect for southbound Red Line subway trains next week from 11 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday night, September 8 through Friday morning, September 12.

Southbound Red Line customers at North/Clybourn 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.

Single Track in Effect for Red Line Subway Trains Saturday Night
From 11 p.m. Saturday, September 6 until 7 a.m. the following morning,
a single track will be in effect for southbound Red Line trains operating between the Division and Grand stations.

Southbound customers at the Division station must board and exit trains from the northbound side of the platform.

Southbound customers at the Chicago and Grand stations 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.

Brown Line - Slow Zone Work
Single Track in Effect for Brown Line Trains Next Week
A single track will be in effect for southbound Brown Line trains between the Western and Addison stations, from 8 p.m. each night until 4 a.m. the following morning beginning Monday night, September 8 through Friday morning, September 12.

Southbound customers at the Montrose station 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.

Blue Line - Other Events Affecting Service
Single Track in Effect for Blue Line Trains Due to Block 37 Work
A single track will be in effect for northbound Blue Line trains operating between the LaSalle and Grand stations from 11 p.m. Friday, September 5 until 7 a.m. the following morning.

During this time, northbound Blue Line customers at Jackson, Monroe, Washington and Clark/Lake must board and exit trains from the southbound side of the platform.

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

Monday Night
From 11 p.m. Monday, September 8 to 4 a.m. the following morning, a single track will be in effect for northbound Blue Line trains operating between the LaSalle and Grand stations.

Northbound Blue Line customers must board and exit from the southbound side of the platform at the Jackson, Monroe, Washington and Clark/Lake subway stations.

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

Late Night Single Track for Blue Line Trains on Saturday
Due to signal repair work, a single track will be in effect for northbound Blue Line trains operating between the LaSalle and Grand stations from 11 p.m. Saturday, September 6 until 7 a.m. the following morning.

Northbound Blue Line customers at the Jackson, Monroe, Washington and Clark/Lake subways stations must board and exit trains from the southbound 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 Sheridan on Sunday
From 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, September 7,
southbound Red Line trains will be temporarily rerouted to operate on the Purple Express tracks.

Southbound customers at the Sheridan station must board and exit trains from the Purple Express side of the platform.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

Brown Line - Other Events Affecting Service
Brown Line Trains Temporarily Rerouted at Fullerton This Weekend
Due to work associated with the Brown Line Capacity Expansion project, northbound Brown Line trains will be temporarily rerouted to operate on the northbound Red Line tracks at the Fullerton station from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 6.

Northbound Brown Line customers at the Fullerton station must board and exit trains from the northbound Red Line side of the platform.

During this time, northbound Brown Line trains will be unable to stop at Diversey. Northbound Brown Line customers traveling to Diversey should exit at Belmont and board a southbound train to Diversey. Customers boarding at Diversey traveling northbound should board a southbound train and exit at Fullerton to board a northbound train.

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

New/Updated Changes in Bus Service
#36 Broadway Buses Temporarily Rerouted Saturday
The intersection of State and Delaware will be temporarily closed due to water main repair work from 5 a.m. Saturday, September 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, September 7.

Southbound #36 Broadway buses will operate over the regular route along Clark to Chicago and then travel via Chicago to State and resume the regular route. Northbound #36 buses will travel the regular route along State to Chicago then operate via Chicago, Dearborn, Elm to Clark and resume the regular route.

Von Steuben Day Parade Temporarily Reroutes Buses on Saturday
From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 6, Lincoln Avenue will be closed between Irving Park and Western due to the Von Steuben Day Parade.

Northbound #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick buses will operate over the regular route along Lincoln to Damen then travel via Damen, Lawrence to Western and then resume the regular route. Southbound #11 buses will travel the reverse route.

Northbound #49 Western buses will travel over the regular route along Western to Irving Park, then operate via Irving Park, Damen, Lawrence to Western and then resume the regular route. Southbound #49 buses will travel the reverse route.

Eastbound #78 Montrose buses will operate over the regular route along Montrose to Western then travel via Western, Lawrence, Damen to Montrose and resume the regular route. Westbound #78 buses will travel the reverse route.

Buses Rerouted Saturday for the Mexican Independence Day Parade
Columbus Drive will be closed between Balbo and Roosevelt from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, September 6, for the Mexican Independence Day Parade.

Northbound #6 Jackson Park Express, #10 Museum of Science & Industry, #14 Jeffrey Express and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express buses will operate over the regular route to Columbus and Roosevelt then travel via Roosevelt, Michigan to Balbo and resume the regular route.

Southbound #6, #10, #14 and #146 buses will travel over the regular route to Michigan and Balbo then operate via Michigan, Roosevelt to Columbus and resume the regular route.

Central American Parade Temporarily Reroutes #78 Montrose Buses on Sunday
On Sunday, September 7, from 10 a.m. until noon, Montrose Avenue will be closed between Western and Kimball due to the Central American Parade.

Westbound #78 Montrose buses will travel over the regular route along Montrose to Western then operate via Western, Irving Park, Kimball to Montrose and resume the regular route. Eastbound #78 buses will travel the reverse route.

Buses Reroute at Clark and Polk
Until further notice, #36 Broadway buses will be rerouted in the area of Clark and Polk streets and will not be providing service south of Harrison.

Southbound #36 Broadway customer traveling to Polk will need to transfer to a #29 State or #62 Archer bus prior to Congress to complete their trip. Northbound #36 customers can board buses north of Harrison on Dearborn.

Southbound #22 Clark buses are no longer affected by the reroute and will resume regular operation along Clark to Polk then travel via Polk to Dearborn for end of route and start of northbound service.

Ongoing Bus Reroutes
Sewer Repair Work Reroutes #78 Montrose Buses
Due to sewer repair work, Montrose Avenue will be closed between Wolcott and Hermitage until 4 a.m. Monday, September 8. Eastbound #78 Montrose buses will operate over the regular route along Montrose to Damen then travel via Damen, Wilson, Ashland to Montrose and then resume the regular route. Westbound service is not affected.

#87 87th 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.

#82 Kimball/Homan Buses Rerouted For Sewer Repair Work
Until 4 a.m. Thursday, September 25, Kimball Avenue will be closed between Foster and Bryn Mawr due to sewer repair work. Northbound #82 Kimball/Homan buses will travel over the regular route along Kimball to Foster then will operate via Foster, Kedzie, Bryn Mawr to Kimball and then resume the regular route. Southbound #82 buses will operate the reverse route.

Road Repairs Temporarily Reroute #201 and #206 Buses
Until Monday, September 29, southbound Ridge Avenue between Davis and Main will be closed due to street reconstruction.

Southbound #201 Central/Ridge buses will operate over the regular route along Chicago to Davis then travel via Davis, Asbury, Main to Ridge and then resume the regular route.

For the evening rush period, southbound #206 buses will operate along Dempster to Asbury then travel via Asbury, Main to Ridge and then 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 along Division to Clark and then operate via Clark, Maple to Dearborn and then resume the regular route. Westbound service is not affected.

Buses Reroute Downtown for Construction
From midnight each weeknight until 6 a.m. the following morning Randolph Street will be closed from State to Dearborn through Saturday morning, November 1.

In addition, Dearborn Street is closed between Washington and Randolph from 9 p.m. each weeknight until 6 a.m. the following morning through Saturday morning, 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
The 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.

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. Eastbound #75 buses will travel along 74th Street to Ashland then will operate via Ashland, 76th, Racine to 74th and resume the regular route. Westbound #75 buses will operate the reverse 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 construction. 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 operating during late evenings, weekends and holidays will travel over the regular route to Harrison then will operate via Harrison, Wood, Polk, Ashland to Harrison and then resume the regular route.

Bus Stop Temporarily Relocated
Until further notice, the westbound mid-block bus stop located at Harrison near Paulina served by the #7 Harrison will be temporarily relocated around the corner on Paulina due to construction.

Bus Stop Relocated Due to Construction at Chestnut and Lake Shore Drive
Until June 1, 2011, the bus stop located at Chestnut and Lake Shore Drive, served by the #10 Museum of Science & Industry and #157 Streeterville buses, will be relocated due to construction. Customers must board and exit #10 and #157 buses at Inner Lake Shore Drive and Pearson.

#24 Wentworth Buses Temporarily Rerouted Due to Sewer Repair Work
Until further notice, #24 Wentworth buses will be temporarily rerouted to adjacent streets due to sewer repair work at the intersection of Vincennes Avenue and 71st Street.

#34 South Michigan Buses Temporarily Rerouted Due to Construction
Until further notice, 130th Street at Indiana Avenue will be closed due to viaduct and sewer repair work. Southbound #34 South Michigan buses will travel over the regular route along Michigan to 115th and then operate via 115th, Bishop Ford Expressway, 130th to Langley and then resume the regular route. Northbound #34 buses will travel the reverse route.

During this time, bus shuttles will operate along Michigan Avenue between 115th and 127th streets.

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.

Bus Stop Temporarily Relocated
Until further notice, the westbound near side bus stop located at Grand and State, served by the #29 State, #36 Broadway and #65 Grand buses, will be temporarily relocated to a near side stop at Grand and Dearborn due to construction.

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. Westbound #43 43rd buses will operate over the regular route to Halsted and then will travel via Halsted, 45th Street, Morgan to Exchange and resume the regular route. Eastbound #43 buses will operate the reverse 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. Eastbound #60 Blue Island/26th buses 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. Westbound #60 buses will operate the reverse route.

 

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