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Weekend service changes

Aug 12 - 15‚Äč

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Rail Lines

BLUE LINE

Aug 12 and 14
10pm Fri to 9am Sat
8pm Sun to 4am Mon

Bus Substitution Between Jefferson Park and Addison

How does this affect my trip?
Shuttle buses will replace rail service between Jefferson Park and Addison.

Trains will operate between O’Hare and Jefferson Park; and between Addison, downtown, and Forest Park.

Allow extra travel time.

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

Map

Map showing Blue Line service disrupted between Jefferson Park and Addison with shuttle buses serving area, including intermediate stations that have no train service at Montrose and Irving Park.

Bus shuttle boarding locations

Station

Direction

Shuttle stop

Jefferson Park

toward Addison station

in bus terminal

Montrose

toward Jefferson Park station

toward Addison station

on Montrose, north side, in front of the station (at westbound #78 stop)

on Montrose, south side, in front of the south station entrance (eastbound #78 stop)

Irving Park

toward Jefferson Park station

toward Addison station

on Pulaski, east side, near station auxiliary exit (northbound #53 stop)

on eastbound Irving Park, southeast corner of Irving Park and Pulaski

Addison

toward Jefferson Park station

on Addison, north side, in front of the station (at westbound #152 stop)

 

PURPLE LINE

Aug 12 – 15
10pm Fri to 4am Mon

Bus Substitution Between Linden and Central stations

How does this affect my trip?
Shuttle buses replace rail service between the Linden and Central stations.

Trains operate between Howard and Central only.

Note: People who require an accessible connection to/from Purple Line trains can request shuttle bus service. See station staff at Davis (accessible) to request Linden-bound bus service, or speak to shuttle bus staff at Linden or Central for bus service to Davis.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing railroad grade crossing maintenance at Isabella to ensure that trains continue to operate safely along the Purple Line.

Map showing Purple Line service disrupted between Linden and Central with a shuttle bus serving the area


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.

#3 King Drive Temporary Reroute
Sat, Aug 13, 6am to 4pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound buses will operate via King Drive, 61st, Indiana, and 35th, then resume their normal route on King Drive.

Southbound buses will operate via King Drive, 35th, 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.

 

#15 Jeffery Local Temporary Reroute and Shuttle Service
Sat, Aug 13, 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/51st, then resume their normal route on 51st.

Shuttle buses will operate between 51st/Cottage Grove and 47th Red Line station.

  • Northbound: Buses will operate via Cottage Grove, 61st, Indiana, 51st, Wentworth, and 47th, ending their trips at 47th Red Line station.
  • Southbound: 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.

 

#28 Stony Island Temporary Reroute
Weekends Only:
Aug 12 to Aug 29
6pm Fri to 6am Mon each weekend

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Stony Island, 79th, Anthony, and Stony Island.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to ComEd construction on Stony Island between 79th and Anthony.


#30 South Chicago Temporary Reroute
Sundays only:
Aug 14 to Oct 30
12:01am to 11:59pm each day

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound
 buses will operate via South Chicago, Jeffery, and 79th, then resume their normal route on South Chicago.

Southbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to ComEd construction on Stony Island between 79th and Anthony.


#36 Broadway Temporary Reroute
Aug 12 - 15
12 noon Fri to 2am Mon or completion.

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

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to Dining in the Streets.



#36 Broadway Temporary Reroute
Jun 11 – Oct 29
(Saturdays Only)
5am to 2pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Clark, Oak and State.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Division Street (Near North) Farmer’s Market.


#37 Sedgwick Temporary Reroute
Aug 12 – 15
12:01am Fri to 5am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Sedgwick, North Avenue, Wells, and Orleans.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to street blockage on Sedgwick between Division and Blackhawk.

 

#39 Pershing Temporary Reroute
Sat, Aug 13, 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, Michigan, 41st, and Indiana, 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 13, 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.

Shuttle buses will operate on 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 13, 6am to 4pm or completion

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

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

Shuttle buses will operate on 47th between 47th/Lake Park and 47th/Cottage Grove.

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 14

10am to 3pm 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 Day Parade.


Temporary Reroute
#53 Pulaski 

#53 Pulaski (Owl) 
9am, Mon, Aug 8 to 3:30pm, Fri, Aug 26 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Southbound #53 Pulaski
 buses will operate via Pulaski, Avondale, and Addison, then resume their normal
route and Pulaski.

Southbound #53 Pulaski (Owl) buses will operate via Irving Park, Pulaski, Avondale, and Addison, then resume
their normal route and Pulaski.

Northbound #53 and #53 (Owl )buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to sewer work on Pulaski between Grace and Warick.

 

 

#55 Garfield Temporary Reroute
Sat, Aug 13, 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.

9am 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 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 and Industry, operate via 55th, Cottage Grove, 61st, Indiana and Garfield, ending their trips at Garfield Red Line station.

Allow extra travel time.

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

 




#63 63rd Temporary Reroute
Wed, Jul 20 to 5pm, Fri, Aug 19 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound #63 63rd
 buses will operate via 63rd, Western, Marquette, and Damen, then resume their
normal route on 63rd.

Westbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction on the Union Pacific Railroad Viaduct on 63rd between Oakley and Hamilton.


#63 63rd Direct Service to 63rd Street Beach Temporarily Suspended
Fri, Jul 22 until further notice

How does this affect my trip?

#63 63rd buses will temporarily not serve the bus stop at the 63rd Street Beach bus terminal.

For service to/from the beach, please board/exit #63 buses at Stony Island/63rd.

Why is service being changed?
Service is being affected due to traffic changes, resulting from area road construction.



#94 California Temporary Reroute
9am, Wed, Aug 10 to 5pm, Wed, Aug 24 or completion

How does this affect my trip?

Buses will operate in both directions via 51st, Kedzie, 55th, and California.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction on California at 53rd.


#155 Devon Temporary Reroute
Sun, Aug 14
10am to 3pm 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 Day Parade.


#157 Streeterville/Taylor Temporary Reroute
Aug 10 – 15
9am Wed to 9pm Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Taylor, Ashland, Roosevelt, Racine, and Taylor.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Taylor Street Festa Italiana.