Photo: Track work at Loop Junction

Weekend service changes

Oct 15-18

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Rail Lines


BLUE LINE


Oct 15 - 18
10pm Fri to 4am Sat

Boarding Change, Delays Between Clark/Lake and Damen

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

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

BROWN LINE


Oct 15-17
10pm Fri to 4am 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: The bus substitution continues, extended between Belmont and Irving Park, from 4am Sun to 4am Mon -- see separate customer alert.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing track construction for the Red-Purple Bypass as part of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) project.


Map

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



Oct 17-18
4am Sun to 4am Mon

Bus Substitution Between Belmont and Irving Park Stations

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

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

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing track construction for the Red-Purple Bypass as part of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) project, and performing track structure maintenance to ensure that trains continue to operate safely along the Brown Line.

Map

 

Bus shuttle boarding locations
Station Direction Shuttle stop
Belmont toward Irving Park station on Belmont, north side of street, in front of north auxiliary station entrance (at westbound #77 stop)
end of line on Belmont, south side of street, in front of main station entrance (at eastbound #77 stop)
Southport toward Irving Park station on Southport, east side of street, in front of station entrance
toward Belmont station on Southport, west side of street, across from station entrance
Paulina toward Irving Park station on Addison at Paulina, northeast corner (at westbound #152 stop)
toward Belmont station on Addison at Paulina, southwest corner (at eastbound #152 stop)
Addison toward Irving Park station on Addison, north side of street, in front of station entrance (at westbound #152 stop)
toward Belmont station on Addison, south side of street, across from station entrance (at eastbound #152 stop)
Irving Park end of line on Irving Park, south side of street, across from station entrance (at eastbound #80 stop)
toward Belmont station on Irving Park, north side of street, in front of station entrance (at westbound #80 stop)

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.

#36 Broadway Temporary Reroute

Sat, Oct 16
5am to 2pm or completion

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

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?  
Buses are rerouted due to the Division Street (Near North) Farmer’s Market.
 

#66 Chicago Temporary Reroute

9am, Tue, Oct 12 to 4pm Fri, Oct 22 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Westbound
buses will operate via Chicago, Halsted, Division, Ashland, then resume their normal route on Chicago. 

Eastbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses will be rerouted due to construction at Chicago/Lessing.


#70 Division Temporary Reroute

Sat, Oct 16
5am to 2pm or completion

How does this affect my trip? 
Eastbound
 buses will operate via Division, LaSalle, and Oak, then resume their normal route on Dearborn.

Westbound buses will operate via Clark, Oak, and LaSalle, then resume their normal route on Division.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?  
Buses are rerouted due to the Division Street (Near North) Farmer’s Market.
 

#77 Belmont Temporary Bus Stop Relocation

Oct 15-18
9pm Fri to 3am Mon or completion

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

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Map showing westbound route 77 bus stop relocated from in front of the Belmont Red and Brown lines station auxiliary entrance to the northeast corner of Belmont Avenue and Sheffield Avenue.

 

#80 Irving Park Temporary Bus Stop Change

Oct 17-18
4am Sun to 3am Mon or completion

How does this affect my trip?
The westbound stop immediately west of the Irving Park Brown Line station entrance will be temporarily discontinued.

Board westbound buses 1/2-block west at the northeast corner of Irving Park/Wolcott.

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

Map

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Map showing westbound route 80 bus stop relocated from in front of the Irving Park Brown Line station entrance to the northeast corner of Irving Park Road and Wolcott Avenue.