Blue Line service changes include temporary station closure


The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) reports that there may be some delays in travel this week at one station and until Oct. 31 at another. 

They also precaution against the spread of COVID-19. "We ask you all to keep as much distance between you and others as possible to help promote a healthy travel environment for everyone. Thank you for your cooperation and for riding the cta." 

The CTA has shared their equipment cleaning processes

Delays between Jefferson Park and Harlem (O’Hare branch)

Apr. 3  thru 5
From 10 p.m. Fri., Apr. 3 to 5 a.m. Sat. Apr. 4
From 10 p.m. Sat., Apr. 4 to 6 a.m. Sun., Apr. 5 

Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Jefferson Park and Harlem (O’Hare branch). 

The CTA advises that this may cause some delays and that riders should allow extra travel time. 

This service change is due to track maintenance that ensures that trains will continue to operate safely along the Blue Line. 

Montrose Station South Entrance temporary closure 

The south entrance/exit to the Montrose Blue Line station will be temporarily closed until Oct. 31, or completion, due to IDOT construction on the Montrose Street bridge over the I-94 Expressway. 

Riders are advised to use the north entrance/exit located across the street, the north side of Montrose Avenue. 

For safety, street crossing should be done at signal-protected crosswalks only – the nearest to the station at Kilbourn Avenue to the east and Knox Avenue to the west. 

Note: 5 a.m., Mon., Apr. 6 to 5 p.m., Sat., Oct 31 or completion - #78 Montrose buses will operate in both directions via Montrose, Cicero, Lawrence, Elston and Montrose.



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