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Jul 15 2023

UIC-Halsted CTA Station Open, Blue Line Reconstruction Through October 2023

July 15 - October 24, 2023

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Blueline CTA sign indication UIC-Halsted Street Stop

The first phase of the CTA Blue Line reconstruction project was completed the weekend of August 19 with the reopening of the UIC-Halsted station.

Blue Line trains resumed serving riders at the Clinton and UIC-Halsted stations, and operate in the following two sections: between O’Hare and UIC-Halsted, and between Forest Park and the Illinois Medical District.

There will be no rail service between the UIC-Halsted and IMD stations as crews rebuild the track between the stations as part of the project’s second phase, which is expected to conclude in early October. The Racine station will remain fully closed and is expected to reopen in late 2024.  

A free, 24/7 local shuttle bus will run between the IMD and UIC-Halsted stations.

CTA information specialists will be posted at the IMD, UIC-Halsted and Jackson stations next week to help customers understand their transit options and make proper connections.

Riders are encouraged to use the nearby Green Line, Pink Line and CTA bus service as alternatives during the closures. Free and reduced-fare rides are also being offered on select bus and rail routes in the area.

For alternative service options and project updates, visit the CTA’s Forest Park Branch Rebuild website.

UIC will continue to keep the university community informed of CTA updates as the multi-phase project continues.


Chicago Transit Authority

Date posted

Jun 29, 2023

Date updated

Oct 25, 2023