Montrose Blue Line station to partially close for three weeks

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The Forest Park-bound side of the Montrose Blue Line station will partially close for three weeks as part of the Your New Blue improvement project.

Beginning 9 p.m. Tuesday, the Forest Park-bound side of the Montrose Blue Line station will be closed until about 9 p.m. June 7, according to a statement from CTA. The south entrance and exit to the Montrose station will close during the construction.

Riders heading to Forest Park are advised to take an O’Hare-bound train to Jefferson Park and then transfer to a Forest Park-bound train, CTA said. Riders heading towards the Montrose station are advised to take a Forest Park-bound train to Irving Park and then transfer to an O’Hare-bound train.

Customers might also want to use the Irving Park or Jefferson Park Blue Line stations, CTA said. The No. 56 Milwaukee, No. 80 Irving Park and No. 81 Lawrence buses connect to these stations.

Riders heading downtown are advised to take the No. 80, No. 81 or No. 78 Montrose buses to the Brown or Red Lines, CTA said. The No. 53 Pulaski, No. 54A North Cicero/Skokie Boulevard and No. 56 Milwaukee are also available for connecting to other Blue Line stations.

The CTA also announced service changes to the Green Line beginning Friday night.

Between 10 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Monday, Green Line trains will only operate between Cottage Grove-Ashland/63rd and Laramie for construction, CTA said. During this time, the Central, Austin, Ridgeland, Oak Park and Harlem/Lake stations will be closed, but free shuttle buses will be available for the affected stations.

The construction is part of the Green Line West Track Renewal Project, CTA said.

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