Photo: Track work at Kimball

Weekday service changes

Aug  15 - 19

 

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Rail lines

BLUE LINE

Aug 17 – 18
10pm Wed to 4am Thu

Boarding Change, Delays Between Oak Park and Cicero

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the Forest Park-bound side of the platform at the Austin station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Oak Park and Cicero, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing track maintenance to ensure that trains continue to operate safely along the Blue Line.

PURPLE LINE

Aug 15 – 18
Mon to Thu, nightly
10pm to 4am next day

Boarding Change, Delays Between Linden and Noyes

How does this affect my trip?
Mon, Aug 15 and Wed, Aug 17: Board/exit all trains on the Linden-bound side of the platform at the
Central station.

Tue, Aug 16 and Thu, Aug 18: Board/exit all trains on the Howard-bound side of the platform at the
Central station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Linden and Noyes, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing track maintenance to ensure that trains continue to operate safely along the Purple Line.

 

Bus routes

The bus reroutes listed below are short-term reroutes during this week or long-term reroutes beginning this weekend. For a full list of bus reroutes currently in place, please visit the Bus Alerts page.

#21 Cermak Temporary Reroute

Aug 16 – 17
9pm Tue to 2am Wed

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Cermak, Lumber, Canal, and Cermak.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to filming on the Cermak Bridge over the South Branch Canal of the Chicago River.

 

#57 Laramie Temporary Reroute

Aug 15 – 17
Mon to Wed
9am to 4pm, daily

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Laramie, Augusta, Central, Division and Laramie. 

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction on Laramie between Thomas and Augusta.

 

#65 Grand Temporary Reroute

9am, Mon, Aug 15 to 6am, Mon, Oct 17 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound buses will operate via Grand, Halsted, Chicago, and Kingsbury, then resume their normal route on Grand.

Westbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to maintenance on the Grand Avenue Bridge over the North Branch of the Chicago River.

 

#94 California Temporary Reroute

9am, Wed, Aug 10 to 5pm, Wed, Aug 24 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via 51st, Kedzie, 55th, and California.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction on California at 53rd.

 

#157 Streeterville/Taylor Temporary Reroute
Aug 10 – 15
9am Wed to 9pm Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Taylor, Ashland, Roosevelt, Racine, and Taylor.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Taylor Street Festa Italiana.

 

 


Note:

Customer alerts listed here are based on the latest information known as of the time of publishing. This information is subject to change without notice. While we work to provide information as accurate and reliable as possible, changes, additions, and cancellations are sometimes necessary.

For the latest information, including any changes to the information above or information about unplanned events that affect service, please check the Alerts section of the CTA website or see information pertaining to your route in our System Guide.