Photo: Track work at Loop Junction

Weekend service changes

 
Oct 19 - 22  

 

Rail Lines



BLUE LINE



Oct 19 – 22
10pm Fri to 4am Mon

Boarding Change, Delays Between Montrose and Harlem (O’Hare branch)

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the Forest Park-bound side of the platform at the Jefferson Park station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Montrose and Harlem (O’Hare branch), resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

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

 

GREEN LINE


Oct 19 – 22
10pm Fri to 4am Mon

Harlem-bound Green Line Trains Rerouted Downtown

How does this affect my trip?
Harlem-bound Green Line trains will operate on the Inner Loop via Wells and Van Buren. Board trains on the Orange/Pink Line platform at stations on Wells or Van Buren.

For Harlem-bound Green Line service from stations on Lake and Wabash, use Pink Line service to the Van Buren or Wells side of the Loop, and transfer to a Harlem-bound Green Line train.

Transfer between Harlem-bound Green Line trains and the Blue Line subway at Harold Washington Library (Loop elevated) and Jackson (Blue Line) stations.

63rd-bound trains will not be affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are making signal improvements to allow trains to operate more efficiently on the Loop elevated.


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GREEN and RED LINES


2am, Sat, Oct 20 thru 2am, Sat, Nov 3

Harlem- and Howard-bound Trains Bypass Garfield Station

How does this affect my trip?
Harlem-bound Green Line and Howard-bound Red Line (rush periods only) trains will not stop at the Garfield station.

For service from Garfield station, board a shuttle bus in front of Garfield station to 51st station and transfer to a Harlem- or Howard-bound train.

For service to Garfield station, take a Harlem- or Howard-bound train to 51st and transfer either to an Ashland/63rd- or Cottage Grove-bound train, or to a shuttle bus in front of the station, to Garfield.

Allow extra travel time.

Note: Trains will stop in both directions during work where trains share the same track through the station. See other alerts for dates and times when this occurs.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing construction to improve the Garfield station as part of the Garfield Gateway Project.


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RED LINE

 

Oct 19 – 20
11pm Fri to 4am Sat

Boarding Change, Delays Between North/Clybourn and Lake

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

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

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing track maintenance to ensure that trains continue to operate safely along the Red Line.


Oct 21 – 22
11pm Sun  to 4am Mon

Boarding Change, Delays Between 87th and 63rd

How does this affect my trip?
11pm Sun to 1am Mon: Board/exit all trains on the 95th-bound side of the platform at the 79th station.

Mon, 1am to 4am: Board/exit all trains on the 95th-bound side of the platform at the 79th and 69th stations.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between 87th and 63rd, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing track 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.

#59 59/61st Temporary Reroute

9am, Mon, Oct 15 to 4pm, Thu, Nov 15 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via 59th, Kedzie, 63rd, Western, and 59th.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to sewer work on 59th between Rockwell and Kedzie.
 

#74 Fullerton Temporary Reroute

9am, Mon, Oct 15 to 4pm, Fri, Dec 7 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound buses will operate via Fullerton, California, Milwaukee, Armitage, and Western, then resume their normal route on Fullerton.

Westbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to sewer work at Fullerton/Washtenaw.


#79 79th Temporary Reroute

9am, Mon, Oct 15 to 4pm, Wed, Dec 26 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via 79th, Yates, 76th, South Shore, and 79th.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction on 79th between Exchange and Coles.


#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express Temporary Reroute

Sat, Oct 20
9am to 12 noon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via McFetridge Drive and the Field Museum (east) service drive.

Buses will not operate east of the Field Museum service drive, and will not directly serve the Shedd Aquarium or Adler Planetarium.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Making Strides 5k Walk.
 

#146 Temporary Reroute Inner Drive/Michigan Express

Sun, Oct 21
10:30am to 5:30pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Southbound buses will operate via Columbus, Lake Shore Drive, 18th, and Museum Campus Drive to McFetridge, then continue their normal route on Museum Campus Drive.

Northbound buses will operate via Museum Campus Drive, Waldron Drive, Lake Shore Drive, and Columbus to McFetridge, then continue their normal route on Columbus.     

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots football game.

 

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.