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51 51st

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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.

Kedzie (accessible) (Orange) east to 47th/Dan Ryan (accessible) (Red)
6:00a-8:50p weekdays, 6:00a-8:50p Saturday, 8:00a-8:50p Sunday
47th/Dan Ryan (accessible) (Red) west to Kedzie (accessible) (Orange)
5:35a-8:30p weekdays, 5:35a-8:30p Saturday, 7:35a-8:30p Sunday

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

Service alerts

Current alerts 2
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 transitchicago.com.

Temporary Bus Stop Changes
Bus Stop Note

The WB #51 bus stop at the 47th Red Line station will be temporarily discontinued. Board/exit WB #51 buses at the bus stop on the SW corner at Wells/47th.

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