The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line train tracks serving this community are undergoing reconstruction through Saturday, Oct. 7.
The multi-phase project will improve the line’s Forest Park branch to eliminate slow zones and provide more reliable and accessible service.
The CTA encourages Blue Line riders to plan ahead and allow extra travel time through the summer and early fall. Also, the CTA is operating a local bus shuttle 24 hours per day, seven days per week, with multiple stops along Harrison Street.
In the first part of the project in July and August, crews rebuilt the track between the UIC-Halsted and LaSalle stations.
In the upcoming phase, crews will reopen a portion of the tracks while work continues to rebuild the track between the Illinois Medical District (IMD) and UIC-Halsted stations. During this period, Blue Line trains will operate in two segments: between Forest Park and the IMD and between UIC-Halsted and O’Hare. The Clinton and UIC-Halsted stations will reopen for rider use.
The CTA encourages riders to use the nearby Green Line, Pink Line, and CTA bus service as alternatives during the closures. It will offer free and reduced-fare rides on select routes (bus and rail) in the area.