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Red Line Shutdown: Alternate Routes

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    NEWSLETTERS

    A five-month shutdown of a big portion of the Red Line's southern end will have commuters looking for alternate ways to get around. Charlie Wojciechowski offers some help.

    For five months beginning May 19, it will be a little trickier to commute between Roosevelt and 95th/Dan Ryan if you're used to riding the Red Line. The good news is there's still a way to do it.

    The Green Line will essentially replace the Red Line from Roosevelt to Garfield, and south of Garfield, the CTA will run six free shuttles from the Green Line station to 95th Street. There also are ways to get around via regular bus service and the Green Line:

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    Here are a few options using the CTA's redlinesouth.com tracker.

    Station: Cermak - Chinatown
    Southbound
    By Bus: Take the 29-State bus at State Street and Cermak
    By Train: Halsted Orange Line station
     
    Northbound
    By Bus: Take the 62-Archer bus at Archer and Red Line station
    By Train: Halsted Orange Line station
    Station: Sox - 35th
    Southbound
    By Bus: Take the 29-State bus at State and 35th streets
    By Train: 35th-Bronzeville Green Line station
    Northbound
    By Bus: Take the 29-State bus at State and 35th streets (option one) or 24-Wentworth bus at LaSalle (option one)
    By Train: 35th-Bronzeville Green Line station
    Station: 47th
    Southbound
    By Bus: Take 47-Bronzeville bus to Kedzie Orange Line (option one) or 29-State bus at State and 47th streets (option two)
    By Train: 47th Green Line station
     
    Northbound
    By Bus: Take 29-State bus at State and 47th streets
    By Train: 47th Green Line station
    Station: Garfield
    Southbound
    By Bus: Take shuttle bus R95
    By Train: Garfield Green Line station
     
    Northbound
    By Bus: Take 82 Kimball-Homan bus at Homan and Fulton (option one), take 29-State bus at Garfield and State street
    By Train: Garfield Green Line Station
    Station: 63rd
    Southbound
    By Bus: Take Shuttle Bus R63 at Wells and 63rd or 29-State bus
    By Train: King Drive Green Line
    Northbound
    By Bus: Take 24-Wentworth bus (option one) or take 29-State bus at 63rd and State (option two)
    By Train: King Drive Green Line
     
    Station: 69th
    Southbound
    By Bus: Take Shuttle Bus R63 at Lafayette and 69th
    Northbound
    By Bus: Take 29-State bus at State and 69th (option one), take Shuttle Bus R69 at State and 69th to Garfield Green Line station (option two) or take 3-King Dr bus to Green Line
    Station: 79th        
    Southbound:
    By Bus: Take 29-State bus at State and 79th(option one) or shuttle bus R63
    Northbound
    By Bus: Take 29-State bus at State and 79th (option one), 3-King Dr bus to Cottage Grove or King Drive Green Line stations (option two) or shuttle bus R79 to Green Line station (option three)
    Station: 87th
    Southbound
    By Bus: Take 29-State bus at State and 88th or shuttle bus R63
     
    Northbound
    By Bus: Take 29-State bus at State and 88th (option one), 3-King Dr bus to Cottage Grove or Garfield Green Line stations (option two) or shuttle bus R87 to King Drive Green Line Station (option 3)
    Station: 95th
    Northbound
    By Bus: Take 3-King Dr bus to Cottage Grove or King Drive Green Line station

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