Photo: Track work at Kimball

Weekday service changes

May 16 - 20

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  • A note about bus service: 

    Some bus service may be running with delays: The availability of staff is being impacted by COVID-19. We are running as much service as possible; please allow for longer-than-usual wait times. More...

  • Lower Fares! Effective Sunday, November 21, 2021
    The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)  has discounted all its unlimited-ride passes, eliminating transfer fees between trains and buses—part of an effort to encourage ridership and further boost the value of public transit. transitchicago.com/fares

 

Rail Lines

 

BLUE LINE


May 16 – 18
Mon to Wed, nightly
10pm to 4am next day

Boarding Change, Delays Between California and Irving Park 

How does this affect my trip?

Board/exit all trains on the Forest Park-bound side of the platform at the Logan Square, Belmont and Addison stations.

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

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing track maintenance to ensure that trains continue to operate safely along the Blue Line.

RED LINE
 

May 16 – 19
Wed to Thu, nightly
11pm to 4am next day

Boarding Change, Delays Between Lake and North/Clybourn

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the 95th-bound platform at the Grand and Chicago stations, and on the 95th-bound side of the platform at the Clark/Division station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Lake and North/Clybourn, 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.

 

Bus Routes

The bus reroutes listed below are short-term reroutes during this week or long-term reroutes beginning this weekend. For a full list of bus reroutes currently in place, please visit the Bus Alerts page.

Temporary Reroute
#2 Hyde Park Express
#6 Jackson Park Express 


9am, Mon, Mar 21 until further notice

How does this affect my trip?
Southbound #2 Hyde Park Express and #6 Jackson Park Express
 buses will operate via State, Harrison, and Michigan, then resume their normal route on Balbo.

Northbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction on Balbo at Wabash.


Temporary Reroute 
#7 Harrison 
#37 Sedgwick
#60 Blue Island/26th
#125 Water Tower Express 
#157 Streeterville/Taylor


Wed, May 4 until further notice

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound #7 Harrison
 buses will operate via Harrison, Jefferson, and Jackson to Canal, then continue their normal route on Jackson.

Northbound #37 Sedgwick buses will operate via Van Buren, Clinton, Harrison, Jefferson, and Jackson to
Canal, then continue their normal route on Jackson. Eastbound #60 Blue Island and northbound 

#125 Water Tower Express buses will operate via Harrison, Jefferson, and Jackson, then resume their normal route on Canal.

Eastbound #157 Streeterville/Taylor buses will operate via Canal, Harrison, Jefferson, and Jackson, then resume their normal route on Canal.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction on Canal at Harrison.
 

Temporary Bus Stop Relocation
#9 Ashland
X9 Ashland Express 


9am, Fri, Feb 4, 2022 to Fri, Dec 1, 2023 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The southbound #9 Ashland and #X9 Ashland Express bus stop at the southwest corner of Ashland/Lake will be temporarily relocated to the northwest corner of Ashland/Lake.

Why is service being changed?
This bus stop is temporarily relocated due to construction and related sidewalk closure.


Expanded Service to Lakefront
#35 31st/35th
#63 63rd
#72 North
#78 Montrose

Effective Sun, Mar 27 to Labor Day

How does this affect my trip?

For customer convenience, service to the lakefront and beaches will be expanded to operate as follows:

  • Effective Sun, Mar 27 to Sat, May 28: #35 31st/35th, #63 63rd, #72 North and #78 Montrose buses will operate extended service to the lakefront on weekends and holidays, from approximately 9am to 9:30pm each day.
     
  • Effective Sat, May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend) to Labor Day: #35, #63, #72, and #78 buses will operate extended service to both the lakefront and beaches on weekends and holidays, from approximately 9am to 9:30pm each day.
     
  • Effective Mon, Jun 20 thru late-August: #35, #63, #72, and #78 buses will also operate weekday service to the beaches, from approximately 9am to 9:30pm, daily. This includes new weekday beach service on the #35 and #78 bus routes.


#36 Broadway Service to Desplaines/Harrison Temporarily Discontinued

Mon, May 2 until further notice

How does this affect my trip?
Service to Desplaines/Harrison (operates late evening only) will be temporarily discontinued.

At all times, service will begin and end at the LaSalle Metra station.

Alternate service to/from Desplaines/Harrison is available via the #60 Blue Island/26th bus route.

Why is service being changed?
Service to Desplaines/Harrison is affected due to viaduct construction on Harrison.
 

#50 Damen Temporary Bus Stop Changes

9am, Mon, Mar 21 to Fri, May 27 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The northbound bus stop located on the southeast corner at Damen/Grand and the southbound bus stop located on the southwest corner at Damen/Grand are temporarily discontinued.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stops are temporarily discontinued due to construction.


#65 Grand Temporary Bus Stop Relocation

9am, Mon, Mar 21 to Fri, May 27 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The eastbound bus stop located on the southwest corner at Grand/Damen is temporarily relocated  to the southeast corner at Grand/Damen.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stops are temporarily discontinued due to construction.


#73 Armitage Temporary Reroute

May 16 – 19

9am Mon to 5pm Thu or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Armitage, Kedzie, North Avenue, Western, and Armitage.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to utility work on Armitage between Western and Kedzie.


#80 Irving Park Temporary Bus Stop Change

9am, Mon, Jan 17 to 7am, Tue, May 24 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The Irving Park Blue Line station’s main entrance on the south side of Irving Park Road will be temporarily closed.

During construction, the eastbound #80 Irving Park bus stop located at the Irving Park station (mid-block on
the south side of Irving Park Road) will be temporarily discontinued.

Exit eastbound #80 buses on the southwest corner at Irving Park/Pulaski and enter the Irving Park Blue Line
station via the Pulaski auxiliary entrance for access to Blue Line trains.

Farecard vending machines and station personnel will be available at the Pulaski auxiliary entrance/exit.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stop is affected due to construction to replace the escalator and stairs at the Irving Park Blue Line station.


#82 Kimball-Homan Temporary Reroute

9am, Mon, Mar 14 until further notice 

How does this affect my trip?

#82 Kimball-Homan buses will operate in both directions via Homan, Fulton, Kedzie, Franklin, and Homan.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to water main construction.


#94 California Temporary Reroute

9am, Wed, May 11 to 5pm, Thu, May 19 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via California, Milwaukee, Western, North Avenue, and California.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to sewer work on California at Armitage.


#96 Lunt Temporary Reroute

9am, Tue, May 3 until further notice

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound 
buses will operate via Lunt, Western, Touhy, and Ridge, then continue their normal route on Lunt.

Westbound buses will operate via Lunt, Ridge, Touhy, and Western, then continue their normal routes on Lunt.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to sewer work on Lunt between Oakley and Bell.
 

#172 U. of Chicago/Kenwood Temporary Reroute

Wed Dec 15, 2021 until further notice
9am to 5pm, daily

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound 
buses will operate via Woodlawn, 53rd, University, and Hyde Park to Woodlawn, then resume their normal route on East Hyde Park.

Southbound buses will operate via East Hyde Park, Greenwood, and 53rd, then resume their normal route on Ellis.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to sewer work at Woodlawn/53rd.


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.