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February 27, 2020

Planned maintenance work to impact Brown, Orange, Green, and Pink Line Service

No matter your plans, CTA is the most convenient and affordable way to get to the weekend fun. We recommend allowing plenty of travel time and purchasing fares and unlimited-ride passes in advance. More information about purchasing fares is below.

Event service/extra service

United Center  

Extra service on the #19 United Center Express and #50 Damen routes for the following events:

  • Aventura concert – Thurs. Feb. 27 through Sat. Feb. 29 at 8 p.m.
  • Dallas Mavericks vs. Chicago Bulls – Mon. March 2 at 7 p.m.
  • Anaheim Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Tue. March 3 at 7:30 p.m.        

Weekend Project Work to Impact Brown, Orange, Green, and Pink Line Service

  • The following Loop stations will be closed between 2 a.m. Sat. Feb. 29 and 2 a.m. Sun. March 1:
    • Adams/Wabash
    • Clark/Lake (open for Blue Line customers)
    • Washington/Wabash
    • State/Lake
  • Additionally, Orange, Green, Pink and Brown Line trains will be rerouted on the Loop elevated; see details below and here
  • Customers may transfer between the Loop elevated, and Blue and Red line subways at Harold Washington Library (Loop elevated) and Jackson (Blue and Red lines) stations.
  • Trains are being rerouted while CTA performs track power maintenance to ensure trains continue to operate reliably on the Loop 'L'.
  • CTA encourages customers to plan their trip beforehand and allow for extra travel time.

Brown and Orange Lines

  • Trains will operate as one route, between Kimball and Midway, via Wells and Van Buren.

Green Line

  • Trains will operate between Harlem and 63rd via Wells and Van Buren

Pink Line

  • Trains will operate between 54th/Cermak and Downtown via Wells and Van Buren
  • Trains will begin and end their trips at Roosevelt station.

Fare Information

Customers can add unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) or add money to their Ventra cards for pay-per-ride via the following ways: free Ventra app, rail station Ventra vending machines, online or at nearly 900 local retailers - for locations visit ventrachicago.com.

Single-ride tickets are also available for purchase for $3 ($5 at O’Hare) at all Ventra vending machines. Single-ride tickets include up to two transfers in two hours.

In a hurry? Ventra allows riders to use Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay, or any contactless credit or debit card, for pay-as-you-go rides ($2.25 for bus, $2.50 for train).

Service Information

Plan your trip using the Google Transit Trip Planner. Be sure to also check out CTA on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for system travel updates and alerts. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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