Photo: Track work at Loop Junction

Weekend service changes

 
Aug 10 - 13

 

Rail Lines

 
 

BLUE LINE
 

Aug 10 - 13
10pm Fri to 4am Mon

Belmont Station Temporary Closure

How does this affect my trip?
The Belmont Blue Line station will temporarily close.

Please use the adjacent stations at Addison and Logan Square.

A free bus shuttle will operate between the Belmont and Logan Square stations.

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.

 

Aug 10 - 13
10pm Fri to 4am Mon

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 Addison station.

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.

 

GREEN LINE
 

Sat, Aug 11

Increased Capacity, More Frequent Service for Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic

How does this affect my trip?
Green Line trains will operate as follows:

From Harlem/Lake: Longer trains will operate from 5am to 6pm. Trains will operate every 10 minutes from 9am to 2:30pm.

From Ashland/63rd: Longer trains will operate from 4:50am to 6pm. Trains will operate every 20 minutes (every 10 minutes from Garfield, toward Harlem) from 8am to 2:30pm.

From Cottage Grove: Longer trains will operate from 5:15am to 6pm. Trains will operate every 20 minutes (every 10 minutes from Garfield, toward Harlem) from 8am to 2:30pm.

Buy your fare in advance! Avoid long lines after the parade by buying 1-Day Ventra Tickets good for 24 hours ($10 at stations) or two Single-Ride Tickets ($6 at stations), in advance.

Got Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay? You can go straight to the fare reader with your phone to pay! Full fare applies ($2.50/ride at most stations).

Why is service being changed?
Extra service is being provided for the convenience of customers attending the Bud Billiken Parade.

 

Sun, Aug 12
6am to 4:30pm

Boarding Change, Delays Between California and Clinton

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the 63rd-bound platform at Ashland and Morgan stations.

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

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing structural maintenance to ensure that trains continue to operate safely along the Green and Pink lines.

 

PINK LINE
 

Sun, Aug 12
6am to 4:30pm

Pink Line Rerouted to Connect to Racine Blue Line Station

How does this affect my trip?
Trains will operate between 54th/Cermak and Polk, then to Racine Blue Line for connecting Blue Line train service to/from downtown.

  • For service to downtown from Pink Line stations between 54th/Cermak and Polk, take a Pink Line train toward the Loop and stay on board until the train reaches Racine on the Blue Line, where you can transfer to continuing Blue Line service into downtown.
  • For service from downtown to Pink Line stations between Polk and 54th/Cermak, take a Blue Line train toward Forest Park to Racine and transfer to a Pink Line train toward 54th/Cermak.
  • For service to/from Ashland, Morgan or Clinton stations, use Blue Line service between Racine and Clark/Lake, and Green Line service.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing structural maintenance to ensure that trains continue to operate safely along the Green and Pink lines.

 

RED LINE
 

Aug 12 – 16
Sun to Thu, nightly
11pm to 4am next day

Boarding Change, Delays Between Lake and North/Clybourn

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the 95th-bound platform at the Grand and Chicago stations, and on the 95th-bound side of the platform at the Clark/Division station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Lake and North/Clybourn, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing 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.

 

#3 King Drive Temporary Reroute

Sat, Aug 11
6am to 4pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound
buses will operate via King Drive, 61st, Indiana, and 31st, then resume their normal route on King Drive.

Southbound buses will operate via King Drive, 31st, Michigan, and 61st, then resume their normal route on King Drive.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Bud Billiken Parade.

 

#6 Jackson Park Express Temporary Reroute

Tue, Aug 7 to Wed, Aug 15
9am to 4pm, daily or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via South Hyde Park, 53rd, and Lake Park.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to viaduct construction on East Hyde Park between  Lake Park and Cornell.

 

#8 Halsted Temporary Reroute

Aug 10 - 13
10am Fri to 4am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Halsted, Belmont, Broadway, Addison, and Halsted.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the North Halsted Market Days.

 

#15 Jeffery Local Temporary Reroute

Sat, Aug 11
6am to 4pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound
buses will operate via Hyde Park Blvd, Drexel, and Payne to Cottage Grove, ending their trips at Cottage Grove/Payne.

Southbound buses will begin their trips at Cottage Grove/Hyde Park Blvd., then resume their normal route on Hyde Park Blvd.

Shuttle buses will operate between 51st/Cottage Grove and 47th/Wentworth:

  • Westbound: Buses will begin trips at 51st/Cottage Grove, operate via Cottage Grove, 61st, Indiana, 51st, Wentworth, and 47th, ending their trips at 47th Red Line station.
  • Eastbound: Buses will begin trips at 47th Red Line station, operate via 47th, Wells, 51st, Michigan, 61st, and Cottage Grove to 51st, ending their trips at Cottage Grove/51st.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Bud Billiken Parade.

 

#22 Clark Temporary Reroute

Sat, Aug 11
9am to 10am or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Southbound
buses will operate via Clark, Monroe, State, and Van Buren, then resume their normal route on Clark.

Northbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to a helicopter lift.

 

#39 Pershing Temporary Reroute

Sat, Aug 11
6am to 4pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via Pershing, Indiana, 35th, and Cottage Grove, then resume their normal route on Pershing.

Westbound buses will operate via Pershing, Cottage Grove, 35th, and Michigan, then resume their normal route on Pershing.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Bud Billiken Parade.

 

#43 43rd Temporary Reroute

Sat, Aug 11
6am to 4pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via 43rd, Prairie, 42nd, and Calumet to 43rd, ending their trips at the 43rd Green Line station.

Westbound buses will begin their trips at the 43rd Green Line station, then resume their normal route on 43rd.

7am to 4pm: Shuttle buses will operate via 43rd between 43rd/Oakenwald and 43rd/Cottage Grove.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Bud Billiken Parade

 

#47 47th Temporary Reroute

Sat, Aug 11
6am to 4pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via 47th, Indiana, 46th, and Prairie to 47th, ending their trips at 47th/Prairie.

Westbound buses will begin their trips at 47th/Prairie, then resume their normal route on 47th.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Bud Billiken Parade.

 

#49B North Western Temporary Reroute

Sun, Aug 12
11am to 6pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound
buses will operate via Western, Peterson, California, and Lunt, then resume their normal route on Western.

Southbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Pakistan Independence Parade and Heritage Parade.

 

#55 Garfield Temporary Reroute

Sat, Aug 11
6am to 4pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
6am to 10am:

  • Eastbound buses will operate via Garfield, Michigan, 61st, and Cottage Grove, then resume their normal route on 55th.
  • Westbound buses will operate via 55th, Cottage Grove, 61st, and Indiana, then resume their normal route on Garfield.

10am to 4pm: Buses will operate between the Midway Orange Line station and the Garfield Green Line station only.

7am to 4pm: Shuttle buses will operate between the Garfield Red Line station and the Museum of Science and Industry:

  • Eastbound buses will begin their trips at the Garfield Red Line station, operate via Garfield, Michigan, 61st, Cottage Grove, and 55th, ending their trips at the Museum of Science and Industry.
  • Westbound buses will begin their trips at the Museum of Science & Industry, operate via 55th, Cottage Grove, 61st, and Garfield, ending their trips at the Garfield Red Line station.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Bud Billiken Parade.

 

#77 Belmont Temporary Reroute

9am, Mon, Aug 6 to 4pm, Fri, Sep 21 or completion

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

Allow extra travel time.

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

 

#77 Belmont Temporary Bus Stop Relocation

9am, Mon, Aug 6 to 4pm, Fri, Sep 21 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The westbound #77 bus stop located in the Belmont/Kimball bus terminal will be temporarily relocated to the southwest corner at Kimball/Belmont.

The Belmont/Kimball bus terminal will be temporarily closed. Prepaid boarding during evening rush periods will be temporarily suspended.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stop will be temporarily relocated due to a reroute for water main work.

 

#N77 Belmont (Owl) Temporary Reroute

Aug 10 - 13
10am Fri to 4am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Overnight buses that end their trips at the Belmont/Halsted bus terminal will operate eastbound via Belmont, Clark, Halsted, and Belmont to Clark, ending their trips at Belmont/Clark. Buses will not enter the bus terminal at Belmont/Halsted.

Westbound buses will begin their trips at Belmont/Clark, then resume their normal route on Belmont.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the North Halsted Market Days.

 

Temporary Reroute
#126 Jackson
#151 Sheridan

Sat, Aug 11
9am to 10am or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound #126
and northbound #151 buses will operate via Jackson, Franklin, and Monroe to Dearborn. #151 buses will resume their normal route on Dearborn. #126 buses will operate via Monroe and State, then resume their normal route on Jackson.

Westbound #126 and southbound #151 buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to a helicopter lift.

 

#151 Sheridan Temporary Reroute

Aug 10 - 13
10am Fri to 4am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Trips between Belmont/Halsted and Belmont/Lake Shore Drive only:
Northbound
buses will operate via Sheridan, Inner Lake Shore Drive, West Sheridan, Pine Grove, Irving Park, and Inner Lake Shore Drive to Addison, ending their trips at Inner Lake Shore Drive/Addison.

Southbound buses will begin their trips at Inner Lake Shore Drive/Addison, operate via Inner Lake Shore Drive to Belmont, then continue their normal route on Sheridan.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the North Halsted Market Days.

 

#155 Devon Temporary Reroute

Sun, Aug 12
11am to 6pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Devon, California, Lunt, Ridge, and Devon.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Pakistan Independence Parade and Heritage Parade.

 

#156 LaSalle Bus Stop Relocation

7am, Thu, Aug 9 to 7am. Fri, Aug 24 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The southbound #156 LaSalle bus stop at the southwest corner of LaSalle/Huron will be temporarily discontinued.

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

 

#156 LaSalle Temporary Reroute

Aug 10 - 13
10am Fri to 4am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound
buses will operate via Sheridan, Inner Lake Shore Drive, West Sheridan, Pine Grove, Irving Park, and Inner Lake Shore Drive to Addison, ending their trips at Inner Lake Shore Drive/Addison.

Southbound buses will begin their trips at Inner Lake Shore Drive/Addison, operate via Inner Lake Shore Drive to Belmont, then continue their normal route on Sheridan.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the North Halsted Market Days.

 

#172 U. of Chicago/Kenwood Temporary Reroute

Tue, Aug 7 to  Wed, Aug 15
9am to 4pm, daily or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via East Hyde Park, South Hyde Park, 53rd, Lake Park, and East Hyde Park.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to viaduct construction on East Hyde Park between  Lake Park and Cornell.

 

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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Normal Service
Green Line
Normal Service
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