Photo: Track work at Loop Junction

Weekend service changes

 
Jul 12 - 15

 

Rail Lines




GREEN, PINK LINES


Jul 12 - 15
10pm to 3:40am Mon

Bus Substitution Between Ashland and Clinton Stations

How does this affect my trip?

Shuttle buses will replace rail service between Ashland and Clinton.

Green Line trains will operate between Harlem/Lake and Ashland, and between Ashland/63rd-Cottage Grove and Clinton.

Pink Line trains will operate between 54th/Cermak and Ashland. Between Loop stations on Lake and Wabash and Clinton, use Green Line trains. Between Loop stations on Wells and Van Buren and Clinton, use Orange or Brown line trains to connect at Lake or Wabash Loop stations to Green Line trains to/from Clinton.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are making track improvements to remove slow zones and to improve rail service along the Green and Pink lines as part of the FastTracks Program.
 

Map

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Map showing no Green or Pink line service between Ashland and Clinton, replaced by a free bus shuttle. No Pink Line service on Loop; use Orange or Brown line from Wells or Van Buren to get to Green Line on Lake or Wabash side; use Harlem-bound Green Line from Lake or Wabash to reach Clinton and connect to shuttle bus.

Bus shuttle boarding locations
Station Direction Shuttle stop
Clinton toward Ashland station on Clinton at Randolph, northwest corner
Morgan toward Clinton station on Washington at Morgan, southwest corner
toward Ashland station on Madison at Morgan, northeast corner (at westbound #20 stop)
Ashland toward Clinton station on Ashland at Lake, southwest corner (at southbound #9/#X9 stop)




RED LINE


Jul 12 - 13
Fri to Sat, nightly
11pm to 6am next day

Boarding Change, Delays Between Cermak-Chinatown and 47th

How does this affect my trip?

Board/exit all trains on the Howard-bound side of the platform at the Sox-35th station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Cermak-Chinatown and 47th, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing maintenance at the Sox-35th station.


Jul 14 - 15
11pm Sun to 4am Mon

95th-bound Trains Bypass Argyle and Lawrence

How does this affect my trip?
95th-bound trains will not stop at Argyle or Lawrence stations.

For service to these stations, take a 95th-bound train to Wilson and transfer to a Howard-bound train.

For service from these stations, take a Howard-bound train to Berwyn and transfer to a 95th-bound train.

Wilson and Sheridan Stations: 95th-bound trains will stop at their normal platform. At Wilson, board/exit trains on the Purple Line side of the Loop- and 95th-bound platform; at Sheridan, board/exit trains on the outer tracks instead of the inner tracks.

Allow extra travel time.

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

Map

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BROWNBLUEGREEN, ORANGE, RED LINES


Jul 13 – 14
Sat and Sun

Increased Capacity and More Frequent Service

How does this affect my trip?
• Red Line
  Sat:  Trains will operate between 95th/Dan Ryan and Howard every 6 minutes from 6:30pm to 10pm.
  Sun: Trains will operate between 95th/Dan Ryan and Howard every 8 minutes from 6:30pm to 10pm.

• Orange Line
  Sat and Sun: Longer trains will operate between Midway and the Loop from 10am to 10pm.

• Green Line
  Sat and Sun: Longer trains will operate from Harlem, 10am to 10pm and from Ashland/63rd – Cottage 
  Grove,10am to 10pm.

• Brown Line
  Sat and Sun: Longer trains will operate between Kimball and the Loop from 10am to 10pm.

• Blue Line
  Sat and Sun: Longer trains will operate between Forest Park and O’Hare from 10am to 10pm.

Why is service being changed?
Added service is being provided for the convenience of customers attending the 2019 Taste of Chicago.
 

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.
 

Temporary Reroutes
#2 Hyde Park Express 
#6 Jackson Park Express
#10 Museum of Science & Industry
#J14 Jeffery Jump
#26 South Shore Express
#28 Stony Island


8am, Tue, Jul 2 to 4pm, Fri, Jul 19 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound #2 Hyde Park Express
, #6 Jackson Park Express, #10 Museum of Science & Industry, #J14 Jeffery Jump, #26 South Shore Express, and #28 Stony Island buses will operate via Columbus, Roosevelt, and Michigan to Balbo.

#2 and #10 buses will resume their normal route on Balbo.

#6, #J14, #26, and #28 buses will continue their normal route on Michigan.

From Balbo/Michigan, southbound #2, #6, #10, #J14, #26, and #28 buses will operate via Michigan and  Roosevelt, then resume their normal route on Columbus.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Taste of Chicago.


Temporary Reroute
#7 Harrison
#126 Jackson
#143 Stockton/Michigan Express

#147 Outer Drive Express

Jul 3 – 19
9am Wed to 4pm Fri or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound #7 Harrison and #126 Jackson, and southbound #143 Stockton/Michigan Express buses will operate via Michigan and Harrison, ending their trips at Harrison/Michigan.

Westbound #7 and #126, and northbound #143 buses will begin their trips at Harrison/Michigan, operate via Harrison, Wabash, Balbo, and Michigan to Ida B. Wells, then continue their normal route on Michigan.

Southbound #147 Outer Drive Express buses will operate via Michigan and Harrison, ending their trips at Harrison/Wabash.

Northbound #147 buses will begin their trips at Harrison/Wabash, operate via Harrison and State to Ida B. Wells, then continue their normal route on State.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Taste of Chicago.


#19 United Center Express Temporary Reroute

Jul 10 - 14
9am Wed to 10pm Sun or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound buses will operate via Madison, Damen, Jackson and Ogden, then resume their normal route on Washington.

Westbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are being rerouted due to the Windy City Smoke-out at the United Center.


#20 Madison Temporary Reroute

Jul 10 - 14
9am Wed to 10pm Sun or completion

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

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

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed? 
Buses are being rerouted due to the Windy City Smoke-out at the United Center.


#21 Cermak Temporary Reroute

Sat, Jul 13
7am to 11am or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Cermak, Canal, 18th, Clark, and Cermak.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Chinatown 5K & Youth Run event.


#21 Cermak Temporary Reroute

Sun, Jul 14
10am to 8pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Cermak, Archer, Clark, and Cermak.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Chinatown Summer Fair.


#30 South Chicago Temporary Reroute

Sat, Jul 13
9am to 11pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Ewing, 106th, Avenue L, 104th, and Ewing.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the East Side Community Day Festival.


#49 Western Temporary Bus Stop Change

Effective 9am, Wed, Jul 10 until completion

How does this affect my trip?
The southbound bus stop on the west side of Western at St. Paul will be temporarily discontinued.

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

 

#55 Garfield Temporary Reroute

Jul 11 - 13
6:30am to 4pm Sat or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Westbound #55 Garfield buses will operate via 55th, Western, 51st, and California, then resume their normal route on 55th.

Eastbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to water main work on 55th between Western and Rockwell.


#62 Archer Temporary Reroute

Sat, Jul 13
7am to 11am or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Archer, Canal, 18th, and State.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Chinatown 5K & Youth Run event.


#67 67th-69th-71st Temporary Reroute

9am, Mon, Jul 8 to 5pm, Mon, Aug 5 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via Pulaski, 67th and Kedzie, then resume their normal route on 71st.

Westbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are being rerouted due to sewer construction at 71st/Homan.


#68 Northwest Highway Temporary Reroute

Jul 11 - 14
6am Thu to 6am Sun or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound buses will operate via Summit and Prospect, ending their trips at Prospect/Northwest Highway.

Southbound buses will begin their trips at Prospect/Northwest Highway, then continue their normal route on Northwest Highway.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Taste of Park Ridge event.


#77 Belmont Temporary Reroute

Jul 12 – 15
11:59pm Fri to 5am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Belmont, Western, Roscoe, Damen, and Belmont.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Roscoe Village Burger Fest.


#78 Montrose Temporary Reroute

Sat, Jul 13
6am to 1pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Beach Trips Only: Eastbound #78 Montrose buses will end their trips at Montrose/Marine.

Westbound #78 buses will begin their trips at Montrose/Marine, then continue their normal route on Montrose.

Buses will not serve Montrose Beach.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the 5K Run to End Homelessness.


#81 Lawrence Temporary Reroute 

9:30am, Mon, Jul 8 to 11:59pm Sat, Aug 3 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Lawrence, Broadway, Wilson, Sheridan and Lawrence.

Allow extra travel time.


Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to utility construction in preparation for the Red-Purple Modernization Project.


#84 Peterson Temporary Reroute 

9:30am, Mon, Jul 8 to 11:59pm Sat, Aug 17 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
 buses will operate via Ridge, Hollywood, Broadway and Thorndale, ending their trips at the Thorndale Red Line station.

Westbound buses will begin their trips at the Thorndale Red Line station, operate via Thorndale, Sheridan and Hollywood, then continue their normal route on Ridge.

Due to the reroute, #84 buses will not connect with the Red Line at Bryn Mawr station. During the reroute, connect between #84 buses and Red Line trains at Thorndale station.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to utility construction in preparation for the Red-Purple Modernization Project.



Temporary Reroute
#130 Museum Campus
#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express 


Sat, July 13
7am to 9am or completion

How does this affect my trip?
#130 Museum Campus
and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express buses will operate in both directions via McFetridge Drive and the Field Museum (east service drive).

Buses will not operate east of the Field Museum service drive, and will not directly serve the
Shedd Aquarium or Adler Planetarium.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the PNC Chicago Bears 5K.

 

 

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.

System status snapshot
‘L’ route status
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
Bus routes w/alerts
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