Blue Line services and changes... December 29 through January 2, 2020


According to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), there may be Blue Line delays due to work on the line as this decade ends and a new one begins. On New Year's Eve rail and bus service will be FREE from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on New Year's Day. 

Boarding changes between Damen and Clark/Lake

For Sun., Dec. 29, Mon., Dec. 30 and Thurs., Jan. 2
nightly from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. next day.

Board and exit on the O'Hare-bound platform at the Division, Chicago and Grand stations. 

Trains in both direction will operate on the same track between Damen and Clark/Lake. 

This work is being performed to ensure safe operations along the Blue Line. 

New Year's Eve Rail Service
Trains will operate from Forest Park and O’Hare every 10 minutes from 12 midnight to 1:30 a.m., then every 15 minutes from 1:30 to 3 a.m. 

Longer trains will operate from O’Hare from 10:40 p.m. to 3 a.m., and from Forest Park from 10:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. 

New Year's Eve Bus Service
Late evening Dec. 31 through early morning Jan. 1, bus service will operate as follows: 

#65 Grand
More frequent and later service. The last westbound trip will depart from Navy Pier one hour after fireworks event. The last eastbound trip will depart from Grand/Nordica at 9 p.m., and from Grand/Halsted at 10 p.m. 

#66 Chicago
More frequent service. The last westbound trip will depart from Navy Pier one hour after fireworks event. 

Temporary Reroute
Buses will be rerouted due to the Navy Pier New Year’s Eve Fireworks event. Allow for extra travel time. 

  • #29 State
  • #65 Grand
  • #66 Chicago
  • #124 Navy Pier

From 10 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 31, 2019 to 2 a.m., Wed., Jan. 1, 2020 or completion 

Northbound #29 State and eastbound #65 Grand, #66 Chicago, and #124 Navy Pier buses will operate via Illinois and Streeter to Grand, ending their trips at Grand/Streeter. Buses will not enter the Navy Pier Terminal. 

Southbound #29, and westbound #65, #66, and #124 buses will begin their trips at Grand/Peshtigo, then resume their normal route on Grand.

Regular bus and rail service schedules have changes
There are changes to some routes, according to the CTA. To check the schedules for the services you use, click here.



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