Weekend Blue Line Service between Western and Logan Square Temporarily Suspended as Your New Blue Track Work Continues

August 7, 2014

Bus shuttle service will be provided during temporary weekend track closure

Track work as part of CTA’s Your New Blue project continues this weekend and will affect a portion of train service along the O’Hare branch of the Blue Line. This weekend’s work will require the temporary suspension of train service between the Western and Logan Square stations beginning 10 p.m. Friday, August 8 until 4 a.m. Monday, August 11.

For customers at the Western, California and Logan Square stations, CTA will provide free bus shuttles that will operate 24 hours a day serving each affected station. Free transfers back into the rail stations will be provided to allow customers to resume their trips. For customers with disabilities, shuttles will provide service to the closest accessible station.

Customers are strongly encouraged to allow 15-20 minutes of extra travel time when using the Blue Line O’Hare branch this weekend.

The weekend work will require some street closures and parking restrictions near the elevated structure. Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Monday, the following streets under CTA tracks will be closed: 2455-2500 N. Linden Pl.; 2820-2851 W. Belden; 2410-2411 N. Sacramento; and 2800-2815 W. Lyndale. The first street closure, for 2700-2715 W. Prindiville, begins at 7 a.m. Friday and will conclude at 4 a.m. Monday.

The Your New Blue track project includes replacing wooden rail ties, tie plates and other track materials on the Milwaukee elevated track structure between the Damen and Logan Square stops—a section of line that opened in 1895 and still sits on the original structure. The next track closure, between Damen and Logan Square, is scheduled to begin 10 p.m. Friday, August 22, and end at 4 a.m. Monday, August 25.

Announced in December 2013, Your New Blue is a $492 million project to provide faster, smoother commutes and improved stations along the Blue Line’s O’Hare branch between the Grand and O’Hare stations. Your New Blue is the largest, most comprehensive investment in the Blue Line since the O’Hare branch was extended to the airport from Jefferson Park in 1983-84. More information about the project is available at www.transitchicago.com/yournewblue.

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