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Weekend service changes

May 13 - 16

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Rail Lines


BROWN LINE

May 14 - 15
4am Sat to 10pm Sun  

Bus Substitution Between Belmont and Southport Stations

How does this affect my trip?
Shuttle buses replace rail service between Belmont and Southport.

Trains operate between Kimball and Southport and between Belmont and the Loop.

Allow extra travel time.

Note: During this period, Brown Line trains toward Kimball are also bypassing Diversey and Wellington -- see separate alert for details.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing construction for the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) project.

Map

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Map showing no Brown Line train service e between Belmont and Southport, with free shuttle buses replacing rail service there. Brown Line trains operate between Kimball and Southport and between Belmont and the Loop.

Bus shuttle boarding locations
Station Direction Shuttle stop
Belmont toward Southport station on Belmont, north side of street, in front of north auxiliary station entrance (at westbound #77 stop)
Southport toward Belmont station on Southport, east side of street, in front of station entrance

 

May 14 - 15
4am Sat to 10pm Sun  

Kimball-bound Trains Bypass Diversey and Wellington

How does this affect my trip?
Kimball-bound trains will not stop at Diversey and Wellington.

For Kimball-bound service to this station, take a Kimball-bound train to Belmont and transfer to a Loop-bound train.

For Kimball-bound service from this station, take a Loop-bound train to Fullerton and transfer to a Kimball-bound Brown Line train or a Howard-bound Red Line train to Belmont. Due to planned bus substitution between Belmont and Southport, connect at Belmont to a shuttle bus to Southport, where you can transfer to continuing Brown Line service toward Kimball -- see separate alert for details.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Trains are rerouted to accommodate construction for the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) project.

Map

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Map showing Kimball-bound Brown Line trains not stopping at Diversey or Wellington, but still served by Loop-bound Brown Line trains. Trains in both directions stop at the stations on either side of Wellington and Diversey, Fullerton and Belmont.

 

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
#4 Cottage Grove
#35 31st/35th


Mon, Apr 18 until further notice
Mon to Fri, weekdays only
7am to 3:30pm, daily

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound #35 31st/35th
 buses will operate via 35th, King Drive, and 33rd Place to Rhodes, then continue their normal route on 33rd Place.

Westbound #35 buses are not affected.

Southbound #4 Cottage Grove buses will operate via 35th, King Drive, 33rd Place, and Rhodes, then resume their normal route on 35th.

Northbound #4 buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to water department construction on 35th street between King Dr. and Rhodes.
 

Temporary Reroute
#N5 South Shore Night Bus
#26 South Shore Express

#30 South Chicago 
#87 87th

#95 95th

May 13 - 14
Fri 6pm Fri to 2am Sat

How does this affect my trip?
#N5 South Shore Night Bus
buses will operate in both directions via South Chicago, 93rd, Houston, 87th, and Commercial.

#26 South Shore Express buses will operate in both directions via 91st, Houston, 87th, and Commercial.

#30 South Chicago buses will operate in both directions via South Chicago, 93rd, Houston, and 91st 
#71 South Shore buses will operate in both directions via Commercial, South Chicago, 93rd, Houston, 87th, and Commercial. 

Westbound #87 87th buses will operate via 91st, Houston, and 87th to Commercial, then continue their normal route on 87th. Eastbound buses are not affected.

#95 95th buses will operate in both directions via South Chicago, 93rd, Houston, and 92nd.  

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to filming on Commercial between South Chicago and 87th. 


#6 Jackson Park Express Temporary Reroute

9am, Mon, Mar 21 until further notice

How does this affect my trip?
Southbound #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, Mar 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.
 

#55A 55th/Austin Temporary Reroute

8am, Mon, Apr 25 to 5pm, Fri, May 13 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via Austin, 63rd, and Central, then resume their normal route on 55th.

Westbound buses will operate via 55th, Central, and 63rd to Austin, then resume their normal route on 63rd.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to railroad construction on Austin between 59th and 61st.



#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.


#77 Belmont Temporary Bus Stop Relocation

May 14 - 15
3am Sat to 10pm Sun

How does this affect my trip?
The westbound stop in front of the Belmont station north auxiliary entrance will be temporarily relocated 150 feet west to the northeast corner at Belmont/Sheffield.

Why is service being changed? 
The bus stop is being temporarily relocated to accommodate the operation of a bus shuttle for Brown Line service related to the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) project.

Map


77WB_Belmont-Red-Brown_relocation_20211012



#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.


#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.