CTA to provide bus shuttles between stations and free transfers back into stations
Green Line service between the Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations this weekend will be temporarily suspended beginning at the start of service through 11:40 a.m. both Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, to allow crews to perform work associated with the construction of the new Cermak-McCormick Place station.
For customers who need to travel between adjacent Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations, a free bus shuttle will be provided along with free transfers back into the rail stations to allow customers to resume the remainder of their trips. Customers are encouraged to allow extra travel time.
This is the second of six partial Green Line service disruptions planned for weekend mornings only through early September. The next weekend for project work is tentatively scheduled for August 23-24, which also will begin before the start of service (1:40 a.m.) and conclude by 11:40 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
The future Green Line station at Cermak fills a major gap in service between the existing Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations and will provide much-needed access to rapid transit for neighborhood residents and businesses, including McCormick Place. The completed station will feature modern amenities such as elevators, bike racks, state-of-the-art security, enclosed boarding platforms, and three entrances. Work on the $50 million construction project began last fall and is managed by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT).
Construction of the Cermak-McCormick station is part of a larger $92 million transportation investment on the Near South Side announced by Mayor Emanuel and CTA President Claypool late last summer. Other initiatives include the rehabilitation of the Roosevelt (auxiliary entrance) and Harrison stations on the Red Line; CDOT streetscape improvements to Roosevelt Road; and the recently completed Orange Line 18th Street Connector rehabilitation project.
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