Photo: Track work at Kimball

Weekday service changes

 
Oct 15 - 19

 

Rail Lines

 

BLUE LINE

Oct 15 - 18
Mon to Thu, nightly
10pm to 4am next day

Boarding Change, Delays Between Montrose and Harlem (O’Hare branch)

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

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Montrose and Harlem (O’Hare branch), resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

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

 

BROWN LINE


Tue, Oct 16 to Tue, Oct 30 or completion

Irving Park Station Loop-bound Platform Elevator Out of Service

How does this affect my trip?
The Loop-bound platform elevator at the Irving Park station will be temporarily out of service.

Entry/exiting to/from the Irving Park Loop-bound platform will be available by stairs only.

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

  • For service from Irving Park, take a Kimball-bound train to Montrose station and transfer to a Loop-bound train.
  • For service to Irving Park, take a Loop-bound train to Addison station and transfer to a Kimball-bound train.
  • Use the adjacent accessible Montrose or Addison stations.

The elevator is estimated to return to service on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 (date subject to change).

Allow extra travel time.

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

 

GREEN LINE

 

Mon, Oct 8, 2018 until Further Notice

Ashland/63rd-bound Trains Bypass Halsted Station

How does this affect my trip?
Ashland/63rd-bound trains will not stop at Halsted station.

For service from Halsted station, take a Harlem-bound train to Garfield and transfer to an Ashland/63rd-bound train.

For service to Halsted station, take an Ashland/63rd-bound train to Ashland/63rd and transfer to a Harlem-bound train.

Consider using the adjacent Ashland/63rd Green Line station, where trains in both directions will continue to stop, or use #63 63rd buses to connect with the Ashland/63rd Green Line station.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing station construction to improve the Halsted station.


MAP

 

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Wed, Oct 10, 2018 thru Winter 2019

Garfield Station Stationhouse Temporary Closure

How does this affect my trip?
The Garfield station’s stationhouse is temporarily closed. The elevators to the platforms are temporarily out of service.

Please use the temporary entrance/exit, located approximately 150 feet north of the closed stationhouse. Entry/exiting to/from the station platforms is available by stairs only.

For accessible boarding/exiting of Green Line trains, use the adjacent accessible 51st station. Customers may also use the #3 King Drive bus, paralleling the Green Line, for service to/from downtown, or from 51st station (board #3 buses on King Drive, 1-1/2 blocks east of 51st station); or, the #55 Garfield bus, connecting to Red Line trains at the accessible Garfield Red Line station.

Note: A bus shuttle will be provided between Garfield and 51st stations during certain other types of service impacts during the project. See other alerts for dates and times when this occurs.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing station construction to improve the Garfield station as part of the Garfield Gateway Project.
 
 

PINK LINE


Thu, Oct 18 to Thu, Nov 1 or completion

Polk 54th/Cermak-bound Platform Elevator Temporarily Out of Service

How does this affect my trip?
The 54th/Cermak-bound platform elevator at the Polk station will be temporarily out of service.

Entry/exiting from the Polk 54th/Cermak-bound platform will be available by stairs and escalator only.

For accessible boarding/exiting of 54th/Cermak-bound Pink Line trains:

  • For service from Polk, take a Loop-bound train to Ashland/Lake and transfer to a 54th/Cermak-bound train.
  • For service to Polk, take a 54th/Cermak-bound train to 18th station and transfer to a Loop-bound train.
  • Use the adjacent, accessible 18th station.
  • #9 Ashland and #X9 Ashland Express buses connect to/from the Ashland/Lake Pink Line station. Board buses at Ashland/Polk.

The elevator is estimated to return to service on Thursday, November 1, 2018 (date subject to change).

Allow extra travel time.

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



RED LINE


Oct 15 - 16
Mon to Tue, nightly
11pm to 4am next day

Boarding Change, Delays Between 95th and 69th

How does this affect my trip?
Mon to Tue, nightly, 11pm to 1am next day:
Board/exit all trains on the 95th-bound side of the platform
at the 87th station.

Tue to Wed, 1am to 4am, daily: Board/exit all trains on the 95th-bound side of the platform at the 87th
and 79th stations.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between 95th and 69th, 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.
 

#74 Fullerton Temporary Reroute

9am, Mon, Oct 15 to 4pm, Fri, Dec 7 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via Fullerton, California, Milwaukee, Armitage, and Western, then resume their normal route on Fullerton.

Westbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to sewer work at Fullerton/Washtenaw.

 

 

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.