125 Water Tower Express

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Service description: See schedule for full details.

First bus/last bus

Spans of service below show when first bus departs terminal of origin through last bus departs terminal of origin. First and last buses reach mid-route stops later than these times-see schedule or use trip planner for specific times when service works for you.

Desplaines/Harrison north to Chestnut/Mies
6:15-9:20a & 2:50p-6:45p weekdays
No stops northbound from Grand/Orleans to State/Ohio.
Chestnut/Mies south to Desplaines/Harrison
6:40a-9:20a & 2:50p-7:20p weekdays
No stops southbound from State/Ontario to LaSalle/Grand.

(Precise hours of service may vary depending on where along the route you are.)

Service alerts

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New Schedules in Effect
Service Change

Beginning Sunday, Jun 9 updated schedules will go into effect on some CTA bus routes. See latest schedules at

Temporary Reroute
Planned Reroute

EB #60 and NB #125 uses will operate via Harrison and Jefferson to Monroe. EB #60 via Monroe, Canal, then Washington. NB #125 via Monroe, Canal.

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