Photo: Track work at Kimball

Weekday service changes

Sep 17 - 21

Note: On Sunday, September 16, updated schedules will have gone into effect on the Red, Blue, Green and Orange lines. Most routes continue to have the same frequency and span of service, but arrival times may change up to a few minutes. For a copy of the new timetable brochures, visit our September Advance Timetables page.

 

Rail lines

RED LINE

Sep 18 - 19
Tue to Wed, nightly

11pm to 4am next day

Boarding Change, Delays Between 69th and Garfield

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the 95th-bound platform at the 63rd station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between 69th and Garfield, 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 Red Line.

 

BLUE LINE

Sep 17 – 20
Mon to Thu, nightly

10pm to 4am next day

Boarding Change, Delays Between Irving Park and Logan Square

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

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Irving Park and Logan Square, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing station construction to improve the Belmont station as part of the Your New Blue modernization program.

 

BROWN, PURPLE LINES

Tue, Sep 18 to Tue, Oct 2 completion

Diversey Station Loop-bound Platform Elevator Out of Service

How does this affect my trip?
The Loop-bound platform elevator at the Diversey station will be temporarily out of service.

Entry/exiting to/from the Diversey Loop-bound platform will be available by stairs only.

For accessible boarding/exiting of Loop-bound Brown Line or Purple Line Express trains:

  • For service from Diversey, take a Kimball- or Linden-bound train to Wellington station and transfer to a Loop-bound train.
  • For service to Diversey, take a Loop-bound train to Fullerton station and transfer to a Kimball- or Linden-bound train.
  • Use the adjacent accessible Wellington or Fullerton stations.

The elevator is estimated to return to service on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 (date subject to change).

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing critical maintenance on the elevator at Paulina station to ensure continued safe, accessible service.

 

PINK LINE

Thu, Sep 20 to Thu, Oct 4 or completion

Central Park Platform Elevator Out of Service

How does this affect my trip?
The platform elevator at the Central Park station will be temporarily out of service.

Entry/exiting from the Central Park platform will be available by stairs and escalator only.

For accessible boarding/exiting of Pink Line trains, use the adjacent Kedzie or Pulaski stations.

The elevator is estimated to return to service on Thursday, October 4, 2018 (date subject to change).

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing critical maintenance on the elevator at the Central Park station to ensure continued safe, accessible service.

 

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.

#20 Madison Temporary Reroute

Sep 18 – 24
12:01am Tue to 11:59pm Mon
or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Westbound
buses will operate via Madsion, Paulina, Washington, and Damen, then resume their normal route on Madison.

Eastbound buses will operate via Madison, Damen. Jackson, and Ogden, then resume their normal route on Madison.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Lavar Cup event at the United Center.

 

#56 Milwaukee Temporary Reroute

9am, Thu, Sep 13 to 4pm, Fri, Sep 21 or completion

How does this affect my trip?

Southbound buses will operate via Milwaukee, Cicero, and Addison, then resume their normal route on Milwaukee.

Northbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction on Milwaukee between Cicero and Kenton.



#74 Fullerton Temporary Reroute

9am, Mon, Sep 17 to 4pm, Fri, Nov 9 or completion

How does this affect my trip?

Eastbound buses will operate via Fullerton, California, Milwaukee, Armitage, and Western, then resume their normal route on Fullerton.

Westbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to sewer work at Fullerton/Washtenaw.

 

#90 Harlem Temporary Reroute

9am, Mon, Sep 17 to 9am, Thu, Nov 22 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound buses will begin their trips at Harlem/North Boulevard, operate via North Boulevard, Forest, and Lake, then resume their normal route on Harlem.

Southbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction on South Boulevard between Harlem and Marion.

 

#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express Temporary Reroute

Mon, Sep 17
5:30pm to 11:30pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Southbound
buses will operate via Columbus, Lake Shore Drive, 18th, and Museum Campus Drive to McFetridge, then continue their normal route on Museum Campus Drive.

Northbound buses will operate via Museum Campus Drive, Waldron Drive, Lake Shore Drive, and Columbus to McFetridge, then continue their normal route on Columbus.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks football game.

 

 

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.