Photo: Track work at Kimball

Weekday service changes

 
Aug 20 - 24  

 

Rail Lines

 

BLUE LINE

 
Effective Mon, Aug 20

Renovated Illinois Medical District Station Ogden and Paulina Entrances Reopen

How does this affect my trip? 
The Ogden and Paulina entrances to Illinois Medical District station will reopen. All three entrances to the station are now ADA-accessible. The renovated station entrances include these improvements and features:

  • Ogden entrance completely rebuilt, with a new elevator added
  • Paulina entrance renovated, including upgrades to station house-to-platform ramp
  • New flooring and wall finishes
  • Improved interior and exterior lighting
  • New fare-payment equipment
  • New security cameras
  • New signage
  • New train and bus arrival screens

For more project information, visit transitchicago.com/imd.

 

Aug 20 - 23
Mon to Thu, nightly
10pm to 4am next day

Boarding Change, Delays Between Logan Square and Irving Park

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the Forest Park-bound side of the platform at the Belmont and Addison stations.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Logan Square and Irving Park, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing station construction to improve the Belmont station as part of the Your New Blue modernization program.

 

BROWN LINE

 
Tue, Aug 21 to Tue, Sep 4 or completion

Montrose Station Loop-bound Platform Elevator Out of Service

How does this affect my trip?
The Loop-bound platform elevator at the Montrose station will be temporarily out of service. Entry/exiting to/from the Montrose Loop-bound platform will be available by stairs only.

For accessible boarding/exiting of Loop-bound Brown Line trains:

  • For service from Montrose, take a Kimball-bound train to Damen station and transfer to a Loop-bound train.
     
  •  For service to Montrose, take a Loop-bound train to Irving Park station and transfer to a Kimball-bound train.
     
  •  Use the adjacent accessible Damen and Irving Park stations, or #78 Montrose bus to the Wilson Red Line   station.

The elevator is estimated to return to service on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 (date subject to change).

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing critical maintenance on the elevator at Montrose station to ensure continued safe,
accessible service.

 

GREEN LINE
 

Wed, Aug 15 to Fri, Aug 24 or completion

Cottage Grove Station South Platform-to-Street Elevator Out of Service

How does this affect my trip?

The south platform-to-street elevator at the Cottage Grove station will be temporarily out of service.

Entry/exiting will be available by stairs or the north elevator.

The elevator is estimated to return to service on Friday, August 24, 2018 (date subject to change).

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing critical maintenance on the elevator at Cottage Grove station to ensure continued safe, accessible service.

 

RED LINE
 

 

Aug 20 - 21
11pm Mon to 4am Tue

Boarding Change, Delays Between Roosevelt and Sox-35th

How does this affect my trip?

Board/exit all trains on the Howard-bound side of the platform at the Cermak-Chinatown station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Roosevelt and Sox-35th, 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 Red Line.

 

Aug 21 - 22
Tue to Wed, nightly
11pm to 4am next day

Boarding Change, Delays Between Sox-35th and Roosevelt 

How does this affect my trip?
11pm to 1am next day: Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Sox-35th and Cermak-Chinatown, resulting in minor delays.

1am to 4am, daily: Board/exit all trains on the 95th-bound side of the platform at the Cermak-Chinatown station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Sox-35th and Roosevelt, 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 Red Line.


Aug 23 – 24
11pm Thu to 4am Fri

Boarding Change, Delays Between Cermak-Chinatown and 47th

How does this affect my trip?
11pm Thu to 1am Fri: Trains will operate on the same track between Cermak-Chinatown and Sox-35th, resulting in minor delays.

1am to 4am, Fri: Board/exit all trains on the Howard-bound side of the platform at the Sox-35th station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Cermak-Chinatown and 47th, 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 Red Line.

 

Bus Routes

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


#8 Halsted Temporary Reroute

Aug 24 - 27 
2am Fri to 5am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip? 
Northbound
 buses will operate via Halsted, Harrison, Jefferson, and Madison, then resume their normal route on Halsted. 

Southbound buses will operate via Halsted, Washington, Desplaines, and Harrison, then resume their normal route on Halsted. 

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Taste of Greektown.


#66 Chicago Temporary Reroute

Aug 24 - 27
11am Fri to 5am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Chicago, Damen, Grand, Western, and Chicago.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Ukrainian Days Festival.


#77 Belmont Temporary Reroute

9am, Fri, Aug 17 to 4pm, Fri, Sep 21 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Belmont, Central Park, Diversey, Kimball, and Belmont.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to water main work.


#124 Navy Pier Temporary Reroute 

Thu, Aug 23
9:30am to 2:30pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via Lower Columbus, Lower Wacker, and Lower Lake Shore Drive, then resume their normal route on Illinois.

Westbound buses will operate via Grand, Lower Lake Shore Drive, and Lower Wacker, then resume their normal route on Lower Columbus.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to bridge work on the Columbus Drive Bridge over the Chicago River.


#126 Jackson Temporary Reroute

Aug 24 - 27 
2am Fri to 5am Mon or completion  

How does this affect my trip? 
Eastbound
 buses will operate via Jackson, Morgan, Harrison, and Jefferson, then resume their normal route on Jackson. 

Westbound buses will operate via Adams, Desplaines, Harrison, and Morgan, then resume their normal route on Van Buren. 

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to the Taste of Greektown. 

 

 

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.