Photo: Track work at Kimball

Weekday service changes

Nov 11 - 15



Rail Lines



BLUE LINE

Nov 11 – 13
4am Mon to 4am Wed

Nov 13 – 15
Wed to Fri, nightly
8pm to 4am next day

O’Hare-bound Trains Bypass Grand Station

How does this affect my trip?
O’Hare-bound trains will not stop at Grand Station.

• For O’Hare-bound service from Grand Station, take a Forest Park-bound train to Clark/Lake and transfer to an O’Hare-bound train.

• For O’Hare-bound service to Grand Station, take an O’Hare-bound train to Chicago and transfer to a Forest Park-bound train. 

Consider using the adjacent Blue Line stations at Chicago or Clark/Lake, where trains in both directions will continue to stop.

#56 Milwaukee buses connect with both Chicago, where Blue Line trains will stop in both directions and also run through the Loop (via Loop Link).

Allow extra travel time.

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

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5am, Mon, Nov 11 until further notice

Chicago Station East Entrance Stairway Temporary Closure

How does this affect my trip?
The east street-to-mezzanine entrance stairway at the Chicago Blue Line station, on the northwest corner of Chicago Avenue and Ogden Avenue, will be temporarily closed.

Please enter/exit the station via the remaining stairways, on the southwest corner at Chicago Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue, and on the island in the intersection of Chicago Avenue, Milwaukee Avenue, and Ogden avenues.

For your safety, only cross streets at crosswalks. 

Why is service being changed?
The stairway is temporarily closed while we begin renovating the Chicago Blue Line station as part of the Your New Blue modernization program. modernization program. 


Nov 11 – 14
Mon to Thu, nightly
10pm to 4am next day

Boarding Change, Delays Between Racine and Jackson

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the Forest Park-bound side of the platform at the UIC-Halsted, Clinton, and LaSalle stations.

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

Why is service being changed?
Service is being affected due to IDOT construction on the I-290 Expressway.

 

BROWN LINE

Nov 11 – 12
4am Mon to 4am Tue

Francisco Station Main Entrance Temporary Closure

How does this affect my trip?
The main entrance to the Francisco Brown Line station will be temporarily closed.

Please use the station’s auxiliary entrance located one block west at Sacramento Avenue.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
The main entrance to the Francisco station will be temporarily closed due to street and sidewalk construction as part of Brown Line track maintenance.
 


RED LINE

Nov 12 – 13
Tue to Wed, nightly
11pm to 4am next day

Boarding Change at Sox-35th Station Cancelled
Boarding Change, Delays Between Cermak-Chinatown and 47th

How does this affect my trip?
The planned work affecting boarding at the Sox-35th Red Line station is cancelled.

Red Line will operate normally between Cermak-Chinatown and 47th stations. 
 

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. 

Temporary Bus Stop Relocation
#3 King Drive 
#4 Cottage Grove


Nov 8 - 12
9am Fri to 5pm Tue or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The southbound #3 King Drive terminal stop at 95th/St. Lawrence will be temporarily relocated to the northeast corner of 95th/Eberhart.

The southbound #4 Cottage Grove(to 95th only) terminal stop at 95th/St. Lawrence will be temporarily relocated to the south side of 95th at Langley.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stops will be temporarily relocated due to bus turn around construction.
 

Temporary Bus Stop Change
#3 King Drive 
#4 Cottage Grove

#26 South Shore Express
 

Nov 8 – 11
9:30am Fri to 5:30am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The southbound #3 King Drive, #4 Cottage Grove, and #26 South Shore Express bus stop mid-block on Michigan between Lake and Randolph will be temporarily discontinued.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stop is temporarily discontinued due to construction.


Temporary Bus Stop Relocation
#N9 Ashland
#72 North


9:30am, Fri, Nov 8 to 11:59pm, Mon, Dec 2 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The southbound #N9 Ashland (owl) and westbound #72 North bus stop on the northwest corner of North/Larrabee will be temporarily relocated to the northeast corner of North/Larrabee.

Why is service being changed?
This bus stop will be temporarily relocated due to construction.
 

Temporary Bus Stop Change
#19 United Center Express
#20 Madison
#N66 Chicago 
#124 Navy Pier 
#157 Streeterville/Taylor


Nov 8 - 11
9:30am Fri to 5:30am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The eastbound #19 United Center Express, #20 Madison, and #N66 Chicago (Owl), and westbound #124 Navy Pier and #157 Streeterville/Taylor stop mid-block on Michigan between Lake and Randolph will be temporarily discontinued.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stop is temporarily discontinued due to construction.


#22 Clark Temporary Bus Stop Change

9:30am, Mon, Nov 11, 2019 To Mon, May 15, 2020 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The southbound stop on the northwest corner at Clark/Aldine will be temporarily discontinued.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stop is temporarily discontinued due to construction.
 

#37 Sedgwick Temporary Bus Stop Change

Mon, Nov 11 
1am to 4pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The northbound stop on the southeast corner at Franklin/Adams will be temporarily discontinued.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stop is temporarily discontinued due to a U.S. Honor Flag event.


#71 71st/South Shore Temporary Reroute

9am, Mon, Nov 11 to 5pm, Fri, Dec 6 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Commercial, Anthony, Exchange, South Chicago, and Commercial.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to utility construction on Commercial between Anthony and South Chicago.


Temporary Bus Stop Change
#143 Stockton/Michigan Express
#147 Outer Drive Express
#148 Clarendon/Michigan Express
#151 Sheridan 


Nov 8 - 11
9:30am Fri to 5:30am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The southbound #143 Stockton/Michigan Express, #147 Outer Drive Express, #148 Clarendon/Michigan Express, and #151 Sheridan stop mid-block on Michigan between Lake and Randolph will be temporarily discontinued.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stop is temporarily discontinued due to construction.

 

 

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.

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