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95th Street Station Bus Boarding To Change During Construction

By Andrea V. Watson | October 16, 2017 5:11am | Updated on October 20, 2017 11:44am
 CTA is building a new terminal.
CTA is building a new terminal.
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ROSELAND — There will be temporary new bus boarding locations for those who use the 95th Street Red Line Terminal later this month, according to the CTA.

The temporary locations are necessary to allow the CTA to continue construction on the new 95th Street Terminal.

Beginning later this month the CTA will need to close the bus boarding areas of the existing 95th Terminal building. First, the east side will be closed, and then the west side will be shut down for approximately three weeks each to expand the area and create more space for sidewalks and bus lanes.

East Bus Terminal Closure

The eastern bus boarding area, closest to State Street, will close at 10 p.m. Friday Seven CTA and five Pace bus routes will be temporarily relocated for three weeks.

Customers traveling these routes will need to board from the following locations:

West Terminal (center island): No. N5 South Shore Night Bus, No. 108 Halsted/95th, No. 112 Vincennes/111th, as well as Pace bus routes No. 352 and No. 395.

95th/Lafayette: No. 95 95th and Pace bus routes No. 359 and No. 381.

Temporary bus terminal at 95th/State (southeast corner): No. 100 Jeffery Manor Express, No. 103 West 103rd, No. 106 East 103rd and Pace bus routes No. 353, No. 359 and No. 381.

Routes not affected by the work include:

No. N9 Ashland, No. 29 State, No. 34 South Michigan, No. 111 111th/King Drive, No. 115 Pullman/115th and No. 119 Michigan/119th, which will continue to serve the West terminal.

The boarding location for Greyhound buses is also unaffected during this time. The changes in service will remain in effect through Nov. 10.

West Bus Terminal Closure

The western bus boarding area, closest to Lafayette Avenue, will close at 10 p.m. Nov. 10.

CTA will provide new bus boarding location information in a future announcement.

Regular west bus boarding is expected to resume on Dec. 6.

There will be no change to bus service at the 95th/Dan Ryan terminal. All entrances to the rail station will remain open during these times.

CTA has already begun construction of a new South Terminal, which, along with a new North Terminal, will be completed in 2018.

The 95th Street Terminal Improvement Project is a $280 million project to completely rebuild the Red Line South’s busiest station and create a safer, larger and more-efficient environment for transit riders, officials said.

The finished project will help better serve the existing high volume of riders, they said.

"This modern facility will also expand passenger capacity and provide riders with a safer, pedestrian-friendly environment that will offer fewer delays and shorter travel times," officials said.