Photo: Track work at Loop Junction

Weekend service changes

Jan 14 -17

 

  • 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

     
  • Federal mask mandate remains in effect: A federal directive requires that all passengers wear a mask on public transit, regardless of vaccination status. Refusing to wear a mask is a violation of federal law; passengers may be subject to penalties. transitchicago.com/ready
     

Rail Lines

 

RED LINE

 

Jan 14 – 17
10pm Fri to 4am Mon

95th-bound Trains Bypass Addison

How does this affect my trip?
95th-bound trains will not stop at Addison.

For 95th-bound service to this station, take a 95th-bound train to Belmont and transfer to a Howard-bound train.

For 95th-bound service from this station, take a Howard-bound train to Sheridan (or Wilson, if an ADA-accessible trip is needed) and transfer to a 95th-bound train.

Note: This planned work also impacts boarding at Sheridan and Belmont -- see separate alert for details.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing track construction in preparation for the temporary closure of the two west tracks between Belmont and Addison stations for reconstruction as part of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) project.

Map

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Map showing 95th-bound Red Line trains not stopping at Addison station, but Red Line trains toward Howard stopping at Addison. Trains in both directions stop at the stations on either side of Addison, Wilson (accessible) and Sheridan to the north and Belmont (accessible) to the south.

 

Jan 14 – 17
10pm Fri to 4am Mon

Boarding Change at Sheridan and Belmont

How does this affect my trip?
At Sheridan station, 95th-bound trains will stop at their normal platform, but board/exit trains on the outer tracks instead of the inner tracks.

At Belmont station, 95th-bound trains will stop at their normal platform, but board/exit trains on the Brown Line side of the platform.

Note: This planned work also impacts 95th-bound service at Addison -- see separate alert for details.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing track construction in preparation for the temporary closure of the two west tracks between Belmont and Addison stations for reconstruction as part of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) project.

 

GREEN LINE


Jan 15 - 16
5am Sat to 5pm Sun

Bus Substitution Between Garfield and Cottage Grove Stations

How does this affect my trip?
Shuttle buses replace rail service between Garfield and Cottage Grove stations.

Trains operate between Harlem/Lake and Ashland/63rd only. Connect between Green Line trains and shuttle buses at Garfield station.

Allow extra travel time.

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

Map

Map showing a shuttle bus replacing Green Line service between Garfield and Cottage Grove (the entire East 63rd branch) with all trains running through between Ashland and downtown (then to Harlem) instead.

 

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.

 

#55N 55th/Narragansett Temporary Reroute

8am, Thu, Nov 4, 2021 to 5pm, Fri, Feb 4, 2022 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Westbound
buses will operate via 55th, Austin, and 63rd, ending their trips at the Narragansett/63rd bus terminal.

Eastbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

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


#56 Milwaukee Temporary Reroute

9am, Tue, Jan 4 to 4pm, Fri, May 6 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Southbound
 buses are rerouted via Milwaukee, Cicero, and Addison, then resume their normal route on Milwaukee.

Northbound buses are not affected.

Why is service being changed?
Buses will be temporarily rerouted due to southbound lane closures due to construction on a Metra railway viaduct.
 

#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.