Photo: Track work at Loop Junction

Weekend service changes

Sep 30 - Oct 3‚Äč

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Rail Lines 



BLUE LINE

Sep 30 – Oct 1
10pm Fri to 4am Sat

Boarding Change, Delays Between LaSalle and Grand

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the Forest Park-bound side of the platform at the Jackson, Monroe, Washington, and Clark/Lake stations.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between LaSalle and Grand, 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.


Oct 1 - 2
10pm Sat to 7am Sun

Train Service Modified Between O’Hare and Rosemont

How does this affect my trip?
During work, 10pm-midnight and 4am-7am, Blue Line service will run in two sections:

  • A shuttle train service will run, in both directions, between O’Hare and Rosemont.
  • Regular train service will run between Rosemont and Forest Park, via downtown.

During these hours, change trains directly across the platform at Rosemont:

  • For service from Rosemont to O’Hare, board a shuttle train on the Forest Park-bound side of the platform.
  • For service from Rosemont toward downtown and Forest Park, board a departing train on the O’Hare-bound side of the platform.

Overnight, midnight-4am, Blue Line service will run in three sections:

  • A shuttle bus service will run from O’Hare to Rosemont, only.
  • A shuttle train service will run from Rosemont to O’Hare, only.
  • Regular train service will run between Rosemont and Forest Park, via downtown.

      During these hours:

  • For service from O’Hare to Rosemont, follow signs from the O’Hare Blue Line station up to shuttle buses in the O’Hare Airport Bus/Shuttle Center.
  • For service from Rosemont to O’Hare, board a shuttle train on the Forest Park-bound side of the platform at Rosemont station.
  • For service from Rosemont toward downtown and Forest Park, board a departing train on the O’Hare-bound side of the platform at Rosemont station.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are making signal improvements to allow trains to operate more efficiently along the Blue Line as part of the Your New Blue modernization program. Additionally, train service continues to run to O’Hare station at all times, overnight Blue Line service continues to be replaced from O’Hare to Rosemont stations with a shuttle bus, for added train cleaning.

MAP

A map shows the blue line Rosemont to O'Hare train shuttle connection at Rosemont Blue Line station
A map shows the blue line O'Hare to Rosemont bus shuttle from midnight to 4 am and Rosemont to O'Hare train shuttle

 

GREEN LINE


Oct 1 – 3
5am Sat to 4am Mon or completion

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 track maintenance to ensure that trains continue to operate safely along the Green Line.

MAP

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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.

#30 South Chicago Temporary Reroute
Sundays only:
Aug 14 to Oct 30
12:01am to 11:59pm each day

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound
 buses will operate via South Chicago, Jeffery, and 79th, then resume their normal route on South Chicago.

Southbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to ComEd construction on Stony Island between 79th and Anthony.
 

#36 Broadway Temporary Reroute

Sat, Oct 1
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.


#50 Damen Temporary Reroute

2pm, Thu, Sep 15 until further notice

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound
buses will operate via Damen, and Bryn Mawr, then resume their normal route on Ashland.

Southbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction on Foster at Damen.


#50 Damen Temporary Reroute

Sun, Oct 2
4am to 11am or completion

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

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are being rerouted due to the Bucktown 5K Race.

 

#52A South Kedzie Temporary Reroute

9am, Mon, Aug 1 to 5pm, Mon, Oct 24 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound 
buses will operate via Kedzie, Marquette, California, and 63rd, then resume their normal route on Kedzie.

Southbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to sewer work on Kedzie between 64th and 66th Street.
 

#56 Milwaukee Temporary Reroute 

8am, Wed, Sep 7 until further notice

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Milwaukee, Cicero, Addison, and Milwaukee.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to Metra Bridge Construction on Milwaukee between Irving Park and Addison.


#65 Grand Temporary Reroute 

9am, Tue, Aug 2 to 5pm, Fri, Sep 30 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Westbound #65 Grand 
buses will operate via Grand, Ogden, Hubbard, Ashland, then resume their normal route
on Grand.

Eastbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

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


#65 Grand Temporary Reroute 

9am, Mon, Aug 15 to 6am, Mon, Oct 17 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via Grand, Halsted, Chicago, and Kingsbury, then resume their normal route on Grand.

Westbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to maintenance on the Grand Avenue Bridge over the North Branch of the Chicago River.


#70 Division Temporary Reroute

Sat, Oct 1
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.


#73 Armitage Temporary Reroute 

Sun, Oct 2
4am to 11am or completion 

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Armitage, Western, Fullerton, Damen, Armitage, Elston, and Cortland.

Allow extra travel time. 

Why is service being changed?
Buses are being rerouted due to the Bucktown 5K Race.


#84 Peterson Temporary Bus Stop Change

10am, Mon, Sep 12 until further notice

How does this affect my trip?
The westbound #84 Peterson bus stop located at Peterson/Ravenswood will be temporarily discontinued.

For westbound #84 service, customers may board buses at Peterson/Ridge or Peterson/Wolcott.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stop is temporarily discontinued due to construction of the new Peterson Ridge Metra station

 

#93 California/Dodge Temporary Reroute 

9am, Mon, Sep 19 to 5pm, Mon, Oct 24 or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Northbound
 buses will operate via Kedzie, and Bryn Mawr, then resume their normal route on California.

Southbound buses will operate via California, Bryn Mawr, and Kedzie, then resume their normal route on Foster.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to People’s Gas repairs at California/Foster.