September 11, 2003


Beginning Wednesday, September 17, bus customers using the 95th Street bus terminal at the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line station will have new drop off and pick up points. The new locations will accommodate the next phase of reconstruction of the terminal, which began in June and is expected to be completed this fall.

Customers are asked to familiarize themselves with the new drop off and pick up points for their individual bus routes to ensure an easier transition. Beginning Wednesday morning, CTA Customer Assistants will be available at the 95th Street station and bus supervisors also will be on hand to assist customers with directions and questions. Signs will be installed at the new locations. Buses and trains enroute to the terminal will display information alerting customers of the temporary changes.

Six bus routes will move to new permanent stops and three will move to different temporary stops.

New permanent stops for the #N5 South Shore Night Bus, #N9 Ashland Night Bus, #95W West 95th, #100 Jeffrey Manor Express, #111 Pullman/111th/115th and #112 Vincennes/111th will now be located in the newly reconstructed east bus terminal.

Temporary stops for the #34 South Michigan, #95E 93rd/95th and #119 Michigan/119th also will be located in the new east terminal.

Greyhound buses will pick up and drop off customers on the bus bridge spanning the Dan Ryan Expressway between State and Lafayette on the north side of the terminal.

All other buses will continue to use the temporary pick up and drop off points they have been using since June.

The ongoing reconstruction of the 95th Street bus turnaround is a part of the larger Dan Ryan Red Line Rehabilitation Project and involves replacing the bridge deck, bus lanes, curbs, sidewalks and passenger islands, and refurbishing barriers and fencing. The lighting system also will be replaced.

When the Dan Ryan Red Line project is completed in fall 2006, the CTA will have rehabilitated bus bridges at 69th and 95th Streets, improved signal, communications and power substation systems and renovated seven of the most heavily used stations located between Cermak Road and 95th Street.

Funding is provided by Illinois FIRST, the Federal Transit Administration and the Regional Transportation Authority.

The Red Line is the busiest rail line in the CTA system, totaling 64.7 million rides in 2002.

Information on this project and all CTA service is available on the web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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