Late Night Closure of Three Secondary Station Entrances

October 18, 2013

Beginning Sunday, October 20, the secondary entrances at the following three rail stations will be closed during the late night hours each day when ridership is at its lowest and the entrances are least utilized:

  • Jackson Blue Line: from 1:30 a.m. until 4:30 a.m. each day, the auxiliary entrances to the Jackson Blue Line station, which are ½ a block north of Van Buren, will be closed. Customers will be directed to use the accessible Adams Street station entrance, which is one block north on Dearborn adjacent to the Dirksen Federal Court House.
  • Washington Blue Line: customers will be directed to use the Randolph Street entrance to the Washington Blue Line station beginning at 11 p.m. each night. The Madison Street auxiliary entrance will re-open the following morning at 6 a.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. Sundays/holidays. 
  • Harlem/Lake Green Line: from midnight to 6 a.m. each day, the main entrance to the Harlem/Lake Green Line terminal will be closed; customers will need to use the accessible Marion Street entrance, which is one block east and is served by the #309 Pace bus route.


The late night closure of these secondary entrances is part of an ongoing effort by the CTA to better manage its resources and operations.

Signage has been installed throughout these three stations to alert and direct customers to this change in accessing rail service.

All 145 rail stations are open and staffed by a CTA customer service representative or assistant during scheduled rail service hours.

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