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Blue Line work will shut down rail service temporarily near O’Hare, Noble Square

The longest disruption lasts nine days

A train platform with a blue strip, arrival and departure screens, white metal beams, and empty train tracks.
Blue Line station.
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On Friday, the Chicago Transit Authority announced a nine-day suspension of service between Rosemont and O’Hare which begins at the end of September. A few other service disruptions are scheduled for the week ahead, here’s what to expect while you navigate the city.

Beginning 10 p.m. Friday, September 27 through 4 a.m. Monday, October 7 trains won’t run between Rosemont and O’Hare stations. Riders will have access to a free shuttle bus between the station and the airport’s Terminals 1, 2, and 3. To get to Terminal 5, customers should board the O’Hare shuttle bus.

The CTA’s shuttle will operate every 3 to 5 minutes during weekdays and every 10 minutes during overnight hours. The agency recommends an extra 20 to 30 minutes of travel time, even more for late night travel, during the service disruption.

This will be the first of two extended line-cuts planned as part of the $207 million project to upgrade the Blue Line. The date of the second line cut hasn’t been determined yet.

Beginning 10 p.m. on Friday, September 20 until 4 a.m. Sunday, September 22 the Division Blue Line stop will be closed as part of scheduled upgrades also part of the same project. Trains running north and south will bypass the station during the closure. A free shuttle service will be provided between Division and Chicago stations.

Also this weekend, track maintenance will suspend service between Green and Pink Line service between Clinton and Clark/Lake stations. A free shuttle service will run for passengers. The work will require closures at Lake Street, Canal Street, Franklin Street, and Post Place at Lake Street for vehicles. Cross streets at Canal and Milwaukee will remain open.

On 10 p.m. Tuesday, September 24 rain service will be suspended until 2 a.m. the following morning between Jefferson Park and Rosemont stations on the Blue Line.