Photo: Track work at Kimball

Weekday service changes

Mar 27 - 31‚Äč
 

Rail Lines

 

Effective, Sun Mar 26

New Schedules in Effect

Beginning Sunday, March 26, updated schedules will go into effect for all rail lines.

We adjust schedules several times each year to help make service operate more efficiently and account for seasonal or changing ridership patterns. These changes are also part of a continuing schedule optimization
initiative to provide more consistent, reliable service and include improvements to better align with current workforce availability.

The following rail lines will have new schedules:

Red Line Orange Line Purple Line
Green Line Blue Line* Purple Line Express
Pink Line Brown Line Yellow Line

 

*Note: To provide added capacity using all available resources and to better meet demand among the busiest parts of the Blue Line, more scheduled service will run between O’Hare and UIC-Halsted, only. Riders on the Forest Park branch should check schedules, allow extra travel time, and be sure to check train destinations when boarding. 

New timetable brochures are posted at transitchicago.com see Schedules or  or call 1-888-YOUR-CTA to request a copy. 

 

BLUE LINE

 

Mar 27 – 31
9am Mon to 3pm Fri or completion

Temporary Slow Zones Between Rosemont and Cumberland

How does this affect my trip?
Blue Line trains will operate at a reduced speed between the Rosemont and Cumberland stations.

Due to the reduced speeds, please allow approximately 3–4 minutes of extra travel time in both directions.

Why is service being changed?
Train speeds will be temporarily reduced as a safety precaution while we perform signal upgrades on the Blue Line (O’Hare branch).

 

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.

#12 Roosevelt Temporary Bus Stop Changes

9am, Mon, Mar 27, 2023 to Sat, Jun 1, 2024 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The eastbound #12 Roosevelt stop on the southeast corner of Roosevelt/Loomis will be temporarily relocated to the southwest corner of Roosevelt/Loomis.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stop is temporarily relocated due to construction and related sidewalk closures.


Temporary Reroute
#12 Roosevelt
#18 16th/18th
#N62 Archer (owl)


Mar 30 – 31
11:59pm Thu to 4am Fri or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound #12 Roosevelt
, #18 16th/18th, and #N62 Archer (owl) buses will operate via Roosevelt, Canal, Jackson, and Clark, then resume their normal route on Roosevelt.

Westbound #12, #18, and #N62 buses will operate via Roosevelt, Clark, Harrison, Dearborn, Van Buren, and Canal, then resume their normal route on Roosevelt.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to maintenance on the Roosevelt Road bridge over the Chicago River.


Temporary Reroute
#29 State
#36 Broadway
#62 Archer 

Tue, Mar 28
9:30am to 2:30pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Southbound #29 State
and #36 Broadway buses will operate via State, Kinzie, Clark, and Wacker, then resume their normal route on State.

Northbound #29 buses will operate via State, Wacker, Dearborn, and Kinzie, then resume their normal route on State.

Northbound #36 buses are not affected.

Southbound #62 Archer buses will begin their trips at Kinzie/State, operate via Kinzie, State, Hubbard, Clark, and Wacker, then resume their normal route on State.

Northbound #62 buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to maintenance on the State Street Bridge over the Chicago River.


Temporary Bus Stop Changes
#60 Blue Island/26th
#157 Streeterville/Taylor


9am, Mon, Mar 27, 2023 to Sat, Jun 1, 2024 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
• The eastbound #157 Streeterville/Taylor bus stop on the southwest corner at Taylor/Racine will be temporarily relocated to the southeast corner of Taylor/Racine.

• The westbound #60 Blue Island/26th bus stop on the southwest corner at Taylor/Racine will be temporarily relocated to the northwest corner of Taylor/Racine.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stops are relocated due to construction and related sidewalk closures.
 

#81 Lawrence Temporary Reroute

Mar 23 – 28
1pm Thu to 5pm Tue or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via Lawrence, Kedzie, Foster, Lincoln, and Western, then resume their normal route on Lawrence.

Westbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to sewer maintenance on Lawrence between Kedzie and Western.
 

#147 Outer DuSable Lake Shore Express Temporary Reroute

5pm, Wed, Mar 22 to 5pm, Fri, May 12 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound #147 Outer DuSable Lake Shore Express b
uses will operate via Sheridan, Touhy, Clark, Rogers, and Paulina, ending their trips at the Howard (Red, Purple, Yellow lines) station’s bus terminal at Paulina/Howard.

Southbound #147 buses will begin their trips at the Howard (Red, Purple, Yellow lines) station’s bus terminal at Paulina/Howard, operate via Howard, Clark, and Touhy, then resume their normal route on Sheridan.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are rerouted due to sewer construction at Howard/Rogers.

 

#152 Addison Bus Stop Changes

Effective Wed, Mar 22

How does this affect my trip?
• The eastbound #152 Addison bus stop on the southwest corner at Addison/Oakley will be eliminated. A new eastbound #152 bus stop will be added mid-block on Addison between Oakley and Bell, 130 feet east of the original bus stop.

• The westbound #152 bus stop on the northeast corner at Addison/Oakley will be eliminated. A new
westbound #152 bus stop will be added on the northwest corner at Addison/Oakley.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stops are changed due to CDOT intersection improvements at Addison and Oakley.


#152 Addison Bus Stop Changes

Effective Wed, Mar 22

How does this affect my trip?
The westbound #152 bus stop on the northeast corner at Addison/Campbell will be eliminated.

A new westbound #152 bus stop will be added on the northwest corner at Addison/Campbell.

 


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.