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201 Central/Ridge

Bus route information

All CTA buses are accessible

Service description:

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.

Howard (accessible) (Red, Purple,Yellow) north to Old Orchard Mall
5:00a-8:00p weekdays, 9:10a-7:10p Saturday
Old Orchard Mall south to Howard (accessible) (Red, Purple, Yellow)
5:50a-8:00p weekdays, 8:55a-7:15p Saturday

FLAG STOPS IN EVANSTON: Although some stops in Evanston are marked with bus stop signs, areas without posted stops operate by “flag stop”. In Evanston, passengers can board or exit the bus at any intersection along the route where it is safe to do so. To board at a flag stop, wait at a corner where a bus driver can see you and flag the bus as it approaches.

Service alerts

Current alerts 1
New Schedules in Effect
Special Note

Beginning Sunday, June 16, updated schedules will go into effect for several bus routes.

 RSS Feed: #201 Central/Ridge Alerts

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Red Line
Normal Service
Blue Line
Normal Service
Brown Line
Normal Service
Green Line
Normal Service
Orange Line
Normal Service
Pink Line
Normal Service
Purple Line
Normal Service
Yellow Line
Normal Service
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