78 Montrose

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Service description: See schedule for full details. 2024 lakefront/beach service: Extended to lakefront/Montrose Beach on weekends and holidays from 3/24 through Labor Day, and on weekdays 6/10 through mid-August, 9a-9:30p each day in service.

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.

Harlem/Forest Preserve east to Montrose/Marine
5:00a-10:00p weekdays, 6:00a-10:00p Saturday, 7:00a-10:00p Sunday
Montrose/Marine west to Harlem/Forest Preserve
5:10a-10:05p weekdays, 6:05a-10:05p Saturday, 7:05a-9:55p Sunday

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

Service alerts

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CTA Service to the Beaches
Added Service

Effective Sun, Mar 24 thru mid-Aug, service to the lakefront and beaches will be expanded on the #35, #63, #72, and #78 bus routes on weekends and holidays.

Upcoming alerts 1

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