UPDATED 9:48 P.M. - Downtown CTA Trains and Buses Rerouted

May 19, 2007

The Chicago Transit Authority announced today that elevated trains and several bus routes that serve the Loop are temporarily rerouted due to a crane accident at a downtown construction site.

Although trains are running, elevated trains will not serve stations along Wabash and Lake. Buses that normally travel on Washington and Madison are being rerouted.

The following routes are affected:

Green Line: Trains are operating into and out of the Loop via Van Buren and Wells.

Brown Line: Inbound trains will only operate as far as the Belmont station before turning back. There will be no Brown Line service at Loop stations. Customers wishing to continue into the Loop can transfer to Red Line trains.

Orange Line: Orange Line trains will travel as far as Washington/Wells before turning back to return to Midway.

Red Line: Due to construction work, Red Line trains are operating on elevated tracks this weekend instead of their normal route through the subway. Red Line trains will operate along the elevated tracks at Van Buren and Wells. Northbound trains will continue to the Merchandise Mart station, serving Chicago, Sedgwick and Armitage before resuming the regular route at Fullerton. Southbound trains will resume the regular route south of Roosevelt.

Pink Line: Trains will operate only as far as Racine where passengers can transfer to the Blue Line to continue into the Loop. Pink Line trains will not serve Ashland, Clinton or any Loop elevated stations.

Blue Line service is not affected.

East bound bus routes #14, are being rerouted from Washington to Monroe at Clark Street. When they reach Michigan Avenue they will resume their regular routes. West bound service is from Michigan to Randolph to State then back to Madison to resume the regular route.

East bound #20, #56 and #60 are being rerouted from Washington to Wacker at Dearborn. When they reach Michigan Avenue they will resume their regular routes. West bound buses are traveling from Michigan to Adams to State then to Madison to resume their regular routes.

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