Photo: Track work at Loop Junction

Weekend service changes

Jun 22 - 25


Chicago Pride Parade - Sunday, June 24
CTA offers convenient service for those attending the 2018 Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 24. To avoid crowded areas like Belmont, attendees are advised to consider viewing the parade from areas like Broadway, south of Montrose -- a short walk from the Wilson and Sheridan stations on the Red Line. We are also providing extra service -- see alert below. For more information, tips and a map and information, visit our Chicago Pride Parade page.

Buy your fare in advance
Avoid long lines after the parade by buying 1-Day Ventra Tickets good for 24hrs (at stations) or loading round-trip value or a pass to your card (online, at over 1,000 retailers or at stations), in advance.

Got Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay?
If you’re only taking a single ride (no transfer), you can go straight to the fare reader with your phone to pay! Full fare applies ($2.50/ride at most stations).

Bikes, Strollers, and Carts
To accommodate as many riders as possible, and for everyone's safety, the following will be in effect: Bicycles are not permitted on trains, and all strollers and carts are required to be folded prior to boarding buses and trains between 5am and 11:59pm, June 24.


Rail Lines


 

RED, ORANGE, BROWN, BLUE LINES


Sun, Jun 24

Increased Capacity/More Frequent Service for Pride Parade

How does this affect my trip?
Red Line: Trains will operate more frequently between 95th and Howard, every 5 to 8 minutes from 9am to 5pm.

Orange Line: Longer trains will operate between Midway and the Loop from 5am to 6pm.

Brown Line: Longer trains will operate between Kimball and the Loop from 5am to 9pm. Trains will operate more frequently every 8 minutes from 10am to 5pm.

Blue Line: Longer trains will operate between O’Hare and Forest Park from 8am to 11pm.

Why is service being changed?
Extra capacity and added service is being provided for the convenience of customers attending the 2018 Chicago Pride Parade. 
 

BLUE LINE



Jun 22 – 23
11pm Fri to 4am Sat

Boarding Change, Delays Between Grand and LaSalle

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the O’Hare-bound side of the platform at the Clark/Lake, Washington, Monroe, and Jackson stations.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Grand and LaSalle, 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 Blue Line.


Sat, Jun 23
6am to 6pm

Boarding Change, Delays Between UIC-Halsted and Western (Forest Park branch)

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the O’Hare-bound side of the platform at the Racine and Illinois Medical District stations.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between UIC-Halsted and Western (Forest Park branch), resulting in minor delays. 

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing construction to improve the Illinois Medical District station.

 

RED LINE


Jun 22 - 23
11pm Fri to 5am Sat

Boarding Change, Delays Between Fullerton and Clark/Division

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the Howard-bound platform at the North/Clybourn station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Fullerton and Clark/Division, 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.
 

Temporary Reroutes
#8 Halsted
#76 Diversey
#77 Belmont
#78 Montrose
#80 Irving Park

Sun, Jun 24
8am to 6:30pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
#8 Halsted:
No service on Halsted north of Fullerton. Northbound buses will end their trips at Fullerton/Halsted. Southbound buses will begin their trips at Fullerton/Halsted, operate via Fullerton, Sheffield, and Webster, then resume their normal route on Halsted. Use Red or Brown Line trains north of Fullerton.

#76 Diversey: No service on Diversey east of Sheffield. Eastbound buses will operate via Diversey, Sheffield, Wellington, Halsted, and Diversey, ending their trips at Diversey/Halsted. Westbound buses will begin their trips at Diversey/Halsted, then continue their normal route on Diversey.

#77 Belmont: No service on Belmont east of Racine. Eastbound buses will operate via Belmont, Southport, Wellington, and Racine, ending their trips at Belmont/Racine. Westbound buses will begin their trips at Belmont/Racine, then continue their normal route on Belmont.

#78 Montrose: Eastbound buses will operate via Wilson, Marine, and Lawrence, ending their trips at Lawrence/Marine. Westbound buses will begin their trips at Lawrence/Marine, operate via Lawrence and Broadway, then resume their normal route on Wilson.

#80 Irving Park: No service on Irving Park east of Clark. Eastbound buses will operate via Irving Park and Clark to Belle Plaine, ending their trips at Clark/Belle Plaine. Westbound buses will begin their trips at Clark/Belle Plaine, operate via Clark and Southport, then resume their normal route on Irving Park.

#152 Addison: No service on Addison east of Clark. Eastbound buses will operate via Addison and Clark to Belle Plaine, ending their trips at Clark/Belle Plaine. Westbound buses will begin trips at Clark/Belle Plaine, operate via Clark, Southport, Irving Park, and Clark, then resume their normal route on Addison.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the 2018 Chicago Pride Parade.


#20 Madison Temporary Reroute

Fri, Jun 22
11am to 12 noon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Madison, Cicero,  Washington, Central, and Madison.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Summer of Opportunity Parade.


Temporary Reroutes
#22 Clark
#36 Broadway
#151 Sheridan

Sun, Jun 24
8am to 6:30pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
#22 Clark:
Buses will operate in both directions via Clark, Addison, Southport, Lincoln, Armitage, and Clark.

#36 Broadway: Buses will operate in both directions via Broadway, Lawrence, Clark, Addison, Southport, Lincoln, Armitage, and Clark.

#151 Sheridan: No stops between Belmont and Fullerton. Buses will operate in both directions via Sheridan, Wilson, Marine, Inner Lake Shore Drive, Belmont, Outer Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton, and Stockton.

#151 Sheridan (trips to/from Belmont/Halsted only): Northbound buses will operate via Stockton, Fullerton, Outer Lake Shore Drive, Belmont, Inner Lake Shore Drive, Irving Park, Pine Grove, West Sheridan, and Inner Lake Shore Drive, ending their trips at Inner Lake Shore Drive/Belmont. Southbound buses will begin their trips at Inner Lake Shore Drive/Belmont, operate via Belmont, Outer Lake Shore Drive, and Fullerton, then resume their normal route on Stockton.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the 2018 Chicago Pride Parade.
 

#56 Milwaukee Temporary Reroute

Jun 22 – 25
9am Fri to 5am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Southbound buses will operate via Milwaukee, Kedzie, and Logan Boulevard to Milwaukee, then resume their normal route on  Milwaukee.

Northbound buses will operate via Milwaukee and Logan Boulevard to Milwaukee, then resume their normal route on Milwaukee.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Logan Square Arts Festival. 
 

#76 Diversey Temporary Reroute

Jun 22 – 25
9am Fri to 5am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound buses will operate via Diversey, Kedzie, and Milwaukee to the Logan Square Blue Line station, then resume their normal route on Kedzie.

Westbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Logan Square Arts Festival. 

 

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.