Photo: Track work at Loop Junction

Weekend service changes

Jan 22 - 25

A note for all our riders:
Be safe: wear a mask or face covering everywhere (covering your nose and mouth) on CTA, make a space and keep your distance from others!

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Rail Lines

Red Line

Jan 22 - 25
10pm Fri to 4am Mon

95th-bound Subway Trains Rerouted to Elevated Tracks

How does this affect my trip?
95th-bound Red Line subway trains are rerouted to the elevated tracks between Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown. (see map below)

At North/Clybourn, Clark/Division, Chicago and Grand stations:

  • For service from these stations, take a Howard-bound train to Fullerton and transfer to a 95th-bound train.
  • For service to these stations, take a 95th-bound train to State/Lake and transfer to a Howard-bound train in the Red Line subway.


  • Board/exit 95th-bound trains at any Lake or Wabash Loop elevated station.

At Roosevelt station:

  • Board/exit 95th-bound trains on Green/Orange lines elevated platform.

Allow extra travel time.

Why is service being changed?
We are performing maintenance in the State Street Subway.

Note: Entry/exit at Merchandise Mart station is via the Kinzie auxiliary entrance stairways, and requires a farecard (no vending machines), from 2am to 4am Saturday and 2am to 5am Sunday. ADA-accessible entry/exit not available during these times.


Map showing Red Line service toward 95th rerouted via the elevated lines, following a route from Armitage through Mart on the Brown Line, then Lake and Wabash sides of the Loop and the Roosevelt elevated before rejoining normal Howard-bound service at Cermak-Chinatown, with transfers at State/Lake and Roosevelt.

Blue Line

Sat, Jan 23
6am to 6pm

Boarding Change, Delays Between California and Belmont

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

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between California and Belmont, 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.


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.

No bus reroutes are scheduled for this weekend. Enjoy your trip!

System status snapshot
‘L’ route status
Red Line
Normal Service
Brown Line
Normal Service
Green Line
Normal Service
Orange Line
Normal Service
Pink Line
Normal Service
Purple Line
Normal Service
Yellow Line
Normal Service
Bus routes w/alerts
Elevator alerts