45th Annual Gay Pride Parade June 29 may present travel challenges: CTA Info

Date: 
06/26/2014
PrideFlgs

The 45th Annual Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29, will introduce some travel challenges for those attending and heading toward or through the area. It steps off at noon from Montrose and Broadway. 

The procession winds its way south via Broadway, Halsted, Belmont, Broadway, Diversey and ends at Diversey/Sheridan 

While having easy access to the parade via 6 rail stations, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), , will be rerouting 9 bus routes.

NOTE: for customer safety and to provide additional capacity, bicycles are not permitted on trains between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 29. Also during this time, all strollers and carts must be folded prior to boarding both buses and trains. 

Rail Service
Additional rail service will be provided to accommodate the anticipated increase in customers traveling by train. Following the parade, customers are encouraged to consider making their return trips from stations other than Belmont. 

Blue Line: Longer trains will operate from 8 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. from O’Hare, and from 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. from Forest Park.

Brown Line: Longer trains will operate from 7 a.m. to 11:50 p.m. Service will be provided approximately every 8 minutes between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Red Line: From 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., trains will operate approximately every 5 minutes.

Purple Line: Longer trains will operate between Howard and Linden from approximately 8:10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Orange Line: Longer trains will operate during Sunday service hours.

Green Line: Longer trains will operate during the following hours (times are approximate):

    • Harlem to Cottage Grove between 9:40 a.m. and 9 p.m.
    • Cottage Grove to Harlem between 10:45 a.m. and 10:10 p.m.
    • Harlem to Ashland between 9:50 a.m. and 10:05 p.m.
    • Ashland to Harlem between 10:55 a.m. and 9:05 p.m. 

Bus Service
From 8 a.m. until approximately 6:30 p.m., the following nine bus routes will be detoured as a result of several street closures: #8 Halsted, #22 Clark, #36 Broadway, #76 Diversey, #77 Belmont, #78 Montrose, #80 Irving Park, #151 Sheridan and #152 Addison. 

#8 Halsted
There will be no service on Halsted north of Fullerton. From Fullerton/Halsted, southbound #8 buses will operate via Fullerton, Sheffield and Webster then resume their normal route on Halsted. 

#22 Clark
Southbound #22 Clark buses will travel the regular route along Clark to Addison then will operate via Addison, Southport, Lincoln, Armitage to Clark and resume the regular route. Northbound #22 buses will travel the reverse route. 

#36 Broadway
Southbound #36 Broadway buses will be detoured from Broadway at Lawrence and travel via Lawrence, Clark, Addison, Southport, Lincoln, Armitage to Clark and then resume the regular route. Northbound #36 buses will travel the reverse route.                                                    

#76 Diversey
There will be no service on Diversey east of Sheffield. From Sheffield/Diversey, westbound #76 buses will continue west on Diversey over the regular route.  

#77 Belmont
There will be no service on Belmont east of Sheffield. From Sheffield/Belmont, westbound #77 buses will operate west on Belmont over the regular route.

#78 Montrose
Eastbound #78 Montrose buses will operate via Wilson, Marine, Lawrence to Lawrence/Marine before beginning westbound service. From Lawrence/Marine, westbound #78 buses will travel via Lawrence, Broadway to Wilson and then resume the regular route. 

#80 Irving Park
There will be no service on Irving Park east of Clark. From Clark/Belle Plaine, westbound #80 buses will operate via Clark, Southport to Irving Park and then resume the regular route along Southport. 

#151 Sheridan
Southbound #151 Sheridan buses will travel over the regular route along Sheridan to Wilson then will operate via Wilson, Marine, Inner Lake Shore Drive, Belmont, Outer Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton to Stockton and then resume the regular route southbound. Northbound #151 buses will travel the reverse route. 

#151 Sheridan (Shortliner to Belmont//Halsted Only)
Northbound #151 will operate over the regular route along Stockton to Fullerton and then will travel via Fullerton, Outer Lake Shore Drive, Belmont, Sheridan, Inner Lake Shore Drive, West Sheridan, Pine Grove, Irving Park, Inner Lake Shore Drive to Addison before beginning southbound service. 

From Inner Lake Shore Drive/Addison, southbound #151 buses will continue south on Inner Lake Shore Drive to Belmont then will operate via Outer Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton to Stockton and resume the regular route. 

#152 Addison
There will be no service on Addison east of Clark. From Clark/Belle Plaine, westbound #152 buses will travel via Clark, Southport, Irving Park, Clark to Addison and then resume the regular route.

 

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