Photo: Track work at Loop Junction

Weekend service changes

Sep 14 - 17

Updated 9/14 to add note: On Sunday, September 16, updated schedules will go into effect on the Red, Blue, Green and Orange lines. Most routes continue to have the same frequency and span of service, but arrival times may change up to a few minutes. For a copy of the new timetable brochures, visit our September advance timetable page.

 

Rail lines

RED LINE

Sep 16 – 17
Sun to Mon, nightly
11pm to 4am next day

Boarding Change, Delays Between Garfield and 69th

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the Howard-bound platform at the 63rd station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Garfield and 69th, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

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

 

BLUE LINE

Sep 14 – 17
10pm Fri to 4am Mon

Belmont Station Temporary Closure

How does this affect my trip?
The Belmont Blue Line station will temporarily close.

Please use the adjacent stations at Addison and Logan Square.

A free bus shuttle will operate between the Belmont and Logan Square stations.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing station construction to improve the Belmont station as part of the Your New Blue modernization program.

 

Sep 15 – 16
8pm Sat to 6am Sun

Sep 16 – 17
8pm Sun to 4am Mon

Boarding Change, Delays Between Irving Park and Logan Square

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the O’Hare-bound side of the platform at the Addison station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Irving Park and Logan Square, resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing station construction to improve the Belmont station as part of the Your New Blue modernization program.

 

Sep 14 – 15
10pm Fri to 5am Sat

Boarding Change, Delays Between Montrose and Harlem (O'Hare branch)

How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the Forest Park-bound side of the platform at the Jefferson Park station.

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Montrose and Harlem (O’Hare branch), resulting in minor delays.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing work to improve the Jefferson Park station as part of the Your New Blue modernization program.

  

BROWN LINE

Tue, Sep 11 to Tue, Sep 25 or completion

Paulina Station Loop-bound Platform Elevator Out of Service

How does this affect my trip?
The Loop-bound platform elevator at the Paulina station will be temporarily out of service.

Entry/exiting to/from the Paulina Loop-bound platform will be available by stairs only.

For accessible boarding/exiting of Loop-bound Brown Line trains:

  • For service from Paulina, take a Kimball-bound train to Addison station and transfer to a Loop-bound train.
  • For service to Paulina, take a Loop-bound train to Southport station and transfer to a Kimball-bound train.
  • Use the adjacent accessible Addison or Southport stations.

The elevator is estimated to return to service on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (date subject to change).

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing critical maintenance on the elevator at Paulina station to ensure continued safe, accessible service

 

GREEN LINE

9am, Mon, Sep 10 thru Thu, Oct 11 or completion

Ashland/63rd-bound Trains Bypass Halsted Station
How does this affect my trip?
Ashland/63rd-bound trains will not stop at Halsted station.

  • For service from Halsted station, take a Harlem-bound train to Garfield and transfer to an Ashland/63rd-bound train.
  • For service to Halsted station, take an Ashland/63rd-bound train to Ashland/63rd and transfer to a Harlem-bound train.

Consider using the adjacent Ashland/63rd Green Line station, where trains in both directions will continue to stop, or use #63 63rd buses to connect with the Ashland/63rd Green Line station.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing station construction to improve the Halsted station.

 

Sep 15 – 17
2am Sat to 3:40am Mon

Bus Substitution Between 51st and Ashland/63rd-Cottage Grove Station

How does this affect my trip?
Shuttle buses will replace rail service between 51st and Ashland/63rd, and between 51st and Cottage Grove.

Trains will operate between Harlem/Lake, downtown  and 51st.

Allow extra travel time.

Map
See this alert for map showing shuttle bus service and stop locations.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing construction to improve the  Garfield station as part of the Garfield Gateway Project.

 

PINK LINE

Sep 14 - 16
Fri to Sun

Increased Capacity and More Frequent Service for Riot Fest

How does this affect my trip?
Fri, Sep 14: Longer trains will operate between 54th/Cermak and the Loop from 10am to 1:30am next day. Trains will run every 8 - 10 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, from 10:30am to 11:30pm.

Sat & Sun, Sep 15 - 16: Longer trains will operate each day between 54th/Cermak and the Loop from 10am to 1:30am next day. Trains will run every 8 - 10 minutes, instead of every 12 minutes, from 12pm noon to 11:30pm.

Why is service being changed?
Extra capacity and more frequent service is being provided for customers attending the 2018 Riot Fest.

 

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.

#9 Ashland Temporary Reroute
Sat, Sep 15
9:30am to 2pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Ashland, Cermak, Damen, Roosevelt, and Ashland.

Note: At 2pm, southbound buses will resume the prior established reroute via Ashland, Roosevelt, Racine, Blue Island, and 18th Street, then resume their normal route on Ashland.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Pilsen Mexican Independence Parade.

 

#18 16th/18th Temporary Reroute
Sat, Sep 15
9:30am to 2am or completion

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

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Pilsen Mexican Independence Parade.



#21 Cermak Temporary Reroute
Sun, Sep 16
11:30am to 3pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Westbound buses will operate via Cermak, Cicero, 16th, Laramie, bus driveway (54th/Cermak Pink Line station), 54th Avenue, 16th, and Austin, then resume their normal route on Cermak.

Eastbound buses will operate via Cermak, Austin, 16th, Laramie, bus driveway (54th/Cermak Pink Line station), 54th Avenue, 16th, and Cicero, then resume their normal route on Cermak.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Mexican Independence Day Parade.

 

#30 South Chicago Temporary Reroute
Sun, Sep 16
12 noon to 5pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via South Chicago, 83rd, Burley, 87th, Houston, and 91st.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?Buses are rerouted due to the South Chicago Mexican Independence Day Parade.

 

#56 Milwaukee Temporary Reroute
9am, Thu, Sep 13 to
4pm, Fri, Sep 21

or completion

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

Northbound buses are not affected.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to construction on Milwaukee between Cicero and Kenton.

 

#60 Blue Island/26th Temporary Reroute
Sat, Sep 15
9:30am to 2pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via Cermak, Halsted, Roosevelt, and Racine.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the Pilsen Mexican Independence Parade.

 

#71 71st/South Shore Temporary Reroute
Sun, Sep 16
12 noon to 5pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Buses will operate in both directions via 83rd, South Chicago, Exchange, 93rd, Colfax, and Torrence.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the South Chicago Mexican Independence Day Parade.

 

#77 Belmont Temporary Bus Stop Relocation
9am, Tue, Sep 4 until further notice

How does this affect my trip?
The westbound #77 bus stop located in the Belmont/Kimball bus terminal, at the  Belmont Blue Line station, will be temporarily relocated to the north side of Belmont, west of Kimball. For your safety, use crosswalk to cross Belmont and Kimball avenues.

The Belmont/Kimball bus terminal will be temporarily closed. Prepaid boarding during evening rush periods will be temporarily suspended.

Why is service being changed?
The bus stop will be temporarily relocated due to construction for the Belmont Gateway Project.

 

#87 87th Temporary Reroute
Sun, Sep 16
12 noon to 5pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via 87th, South Chicago, Exchange, 92nd, and South Chicago, ending their trips at South Chicago/92nd.

Westbound buses will begin their trips at South Chicago/92nd, operate via South Chicago to 87th, then resume their normal route on 87th.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the South Chicago Mexican Independence Day Parade.

 

#95 95th Temporary Reroute
Sun, Sep 16
12 noon to 5pm or completion

How does this affect my trip?
Eastbound
buses will operate via Exchange, 92nd, and South Chicago, ending their trips at Chicago/Exchange.

Westbound buses will begin their trips at South Chicago/Exchange, then resume their normal route on Exchange.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to the South Chicago Mexican Independence Day Parade.

 

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.