Bus Routes Eliminated
with date terminated
2 Hyde Park 9/9/73
5 Jeffery 9/9/73
6 Van Buren 4/8/65
7A Harrison-Adams 9/9/73
10 Lincoln-Larrabee 9/9/73
11 Lincoln-Wabash 4/26/98
14 14th 3/10/55
15 Canal-Wacker 1/24/92
16 Lake 10/5/97
19 Devon-NW Express 2/1/70
20 Madison-Fifth Ave 2/22/54
23 Morgan-Racine 9/13/81
24 Windsor Park 9/7/63
26th 26th 11/10/75
27 South Deering 8/31/03
27A Torrence 9/11/81
31 31st 10/5/97
31A West 31st 10/5/97
37 Taylor-Sedgwick-Sheffield 9/13/81
38 Indiana 9/13/81
40 O'Hare Express 9/3/84
41 Elston/Clyboun 10/5/97
42 Halsted/Archer 10/5/97
45 Ashland/Archer 11/7/93
46 Southport 8/5/73
47A West 47th 1/24/88
52 Kedzie/California n of Roscoe 2/2/92
55 Elston (also13) 9/9/73
56A Armitage-Downtown 6/24/51
58 Ogden-Downtown 9/13/81
58A Ogden 9/13/81
61 Archer-Franklin Express 7/3/94
62X Archer Express 7/3/94
83 83rd 12/28/97
89 Yates-95th 12/20/71
92A West Foster 1/24/88
96 Touhy 9/13/81 (Lunt portion left) 
98 Roscoe 8/5/73
99 Stevenson Express 10/5/97
99M Midway Park-n-Ride Express 7/3/94
110 Marquette 10/5/97
119 119th/Vincennes 6/16/63
127 Jackson-Indepdendence 1/28/73
127 Madison-Roosevelt 6/15/08
128 Wacker-Orleans 9/7/86
131 Washington Express 10/5/97
136 Douglas 9/7/73
142 Union Shopping 6/19/64
148 Monroe Parking 1/28/73
149 Stateliner 1/24/82
153 Wilson-Michigan 6/22/80
158 Wacker-Northwestern Express 1/27/75
162 Pulaski/Stevenson Express 7/3/94
164 Narragansett Express 10/5/97
173 U of Chicago/Lakeview Express 9/6/09
174 U of Chicago/Garfield Stations 9/6/09
200 Main Shuttle 9/6/09
 
Bus Routes Started
by CTA since 1947 that still exist
X3 King drive Express 3/28/93
X4 Cottage Grove Express 8/31/03
X9 Ashland Express 6/18/06
10 Museum of Science & Industry 11/24/95
11 Lincoln/Sedgwick 1/2/07
14 S. Lake Shore Express (Jeffrey) 1/24/82
17 Westchester 12/9/51
19 United Center Express (occasional)
21B 7/10/54
26 South Shore Express 8/31/03
X28 Stony Island Express 8/31/03
33 Mag Mile Express 4/7/89
X49 Western Express 12/14/98
55A 55th/Austin 7/3/94
55N 55th/Narragansett
X98 Avon Express 02
124 Navy Pier 6/22/03
129 West Loop/South Loop 9/9/72
130 Museum Campus 12/17/88
132 Goose Island Express 1/2/07
134 Stockton/LaSalle Express 8/31/03
136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express 3/26/62
143 Stockton/Michigan Express 8/31/03
144 Marine/Michigan Express 8/31/03
148 Clarendon/Michigan Express 4/25/04
168 UIC/Pilsen/UPS Express 02
169 69th/UPS Express 3/27/02
170,171,172 UofC 9/18/00 paid by U of C
192 U of C Hospital Express
 
19 Fare Increases
Since CTA was Started on 
October 1, 1947 
There Have Been:
57 Bus Routes Eliminated 
133 Elevated Stations Closed
Compiled by:
Citizens Taking Action for transit dependent riders 
cpaidock@hotmail.comInformation: 
(312) 842-5036
www.CTAriders.org
Stations Closed
with lines/branches abandoned (8)
Howard (Red)
Buena
Grace 
Clark
 
Ravenswood (Brown)
Ravenswood
Wrightwood
Webster
Willow
Halsted
Larrabee
Schiller
Division
Oak
Grand
Kinzie
 
Lake Street (Green)
Forest Park
Marion
Lombard
Menard
Kostner
Hamlin
Homan
Sacramento
Campbell
Oakley
Damen
Wood
Lake St. Transfer
Loomis
Racine
Morgan
Halsted
Canal
 
South Side Main (Green)
Congress
18th Street
Cermak
26th Street
29th Street
31st Street
33rd Street
39th Street (Pershing)
58th Street
 
Englewood Branch (Green)
State
Wentworth
Princeton
Harvard
Parnell
Racine
Loomis (moved to Ashland)
 
Jackson Park Brach (Green)
Stony Island
Dorchester
University
61st Street
 
Congress (Blue)
Central
Kostner
California
 
Douglas Branch (Pink)
Oak Park
Ridgeland
Austin
58th Ave
Central 
Laramie
50th Ave
Kenton
Lawndale
Drake
Homan
Douglas Park
Wood
14th Place
Roosevelt
 
Evanston (Purple)
Isabella
Calvary
 
Niles Center Branch abandoned
Ridge
Asbury
Crawford- East Prairie
Dodge
Kostner
Oakton
Main
 
Humbolt Park Branch abandoned
Western
California
Humboldt Park
Kedzie
St. Louis
Lawndale
 
Westchester Branch abandoned
Mannheim/22nd
Canterbury
Roosevelt
Harrison
Bellwood
25th Avenue
17th Avenue
11th Avenue
5th Avenue
 
Paulina Connector abandoned
Madison
Lake Street Transfer
Grand
Chicago
Division
 
Garfield Park Branch abandoned
Hannah
Home
Gunderson
Lombard
Central
Laramie
Kilbourn
Tripp Garfield Park
St. Louis
Sacramento
California
Hoyne
Ogden
Marshfield
Laflin
Canal
Franklin
 
Kenwood Branch abandoned
42nd Place
Ellis & Lake Park
Drexel Blvd & Cottage Grove
Vincennes
South Park
 
Stock Yards Branch abandoned
Wallace
Halsted
Exchange
Racine
Swift
Packers
Armour
 
Normal Park Branch abandoned
Harvard
65th Street
Marquette Road
69th Street
 
Stations Opened
Green - 1 Central Park-Conservatory
 
Yellow - 1 Dempster
 
Red (Dan Ryan) 9 Cermak/Chinatown, Sox/35th, Garfield, 63rd, 69th, 79th, 87th, 95th  
 
Orange - 8 Roosevelt, Halsted, Ashland, 35th/Archer, Western, Kedzie, Pulaski, Midway
 
Loop - 1 State/Library/VanBuren
 
Blue (O'Hare) - 9 Belmont, Addison, Irving Park, Montrose, Jefferson Park, Harlem, 
Cumberland, Rosemont, O'Hare

More Service
History of CTA Fares
1947   Basic Fare .10        
1948   .13                                    
1949   .15                                
1952   .20                                      
1957   .25                                      
1961   .25                                      
1967   .30                                   
1968   .40                       
1970   .45                          
1976   .50                            
1979   .60                              
1981   .80                    
1981   .90                       
1988  1.00                        
1990  1.25                           
1991  1.50                           
2004  1.75                                     
2006  1.75 (2.00 cash)                   
2009  2.00 (2.25 cash)                 
* no transfer issued for cash fare
Current Bus Routes 
Schedule - Route 1 - Indiana/Hyde Park 
 Schedule - Route 2 - Hyde Park Express 
 Schedule - Route 3 - King Drive 
 Schedule - Route 4 - Cottage Grove 
 Schedule - Route 6 - Jackson Park Express 
 Schedule - Route 7 - Harrison 
 Schedule - Route 8 - Halsted 
 Schedule - Route 9 - Ashland 
 Schedule - Route 10 - Museum of Sci and Ind 
 Schedule - Route 12 - Roosevelt 
 Schedule - Route 14 - Jeffery Express 
 Schedule - Route 22 - Clark 
 Schedule - Route 24 - Wentworth
 Schedule - Route 26 - South Shore Express 
 Schedule - Route X28 - Stony Island Express 
 Schedule - Route 36 - Broadway 
 Schedule - Route 43 - 43rd 
 Schedule - Route 49 - Western 
 Schedule - Route 53A - South Pulaski 
 Schedule - Route 54 - Cicero 
 Schedule - Route 54B - South Cicero 
 Schedule - Route 56 - Milwaukee 
 Schedule - Route 60 - Blue Island/26th
 Schedule - Route 62 - Archer
 Schedule - Route 65 - Grand 
 Schedule - Route 66 - Chicago 
 Schedule - Route 68 - Northwest Highway  
 Schedule - Route 70 - Division 
 Schedule - Route 71 - 71st/South Shore 
 Schedule - Route 72 - North 
 Schedule - Route 73 - Armitage 
 Schedule - Route 74 - Fullerton
 Schedule - Route 77 - Belmont
 Schedule - Route 78 - Montrose 
 Schedule - Route 79 - 79th
 Schedule - Route 80 - Irving Park 
 Schedule - Route 81 - Lawrence
 Schedule - Route 81W - West Lawrence
 Schedule - Route 84 - Peterson 
 Schedule - Route 85 - Central 
 Schedule - Route 86 - Narragansett/Ridgeland 
 Schedule - Route 88 - Higgins 
 Schedule - Route 90 - Harlem 
 Schedule - Route 90N - North Harlem
 Schedule - Route 92 - Foster
 Schedule - Route 93 - California/Dodge 
 Schedule - Route 95E - 93rd/95th 
 Schedule - Route 111 - Pullman/111th/115th  
 Schedule - Route 112 - Vincennes/111th 
 Schedule - Route 143 - Stockton/Michigan Exp
 Schedule - Route 148 - Clarendon/Michigan Exp
 Schedule - Route 151 - Sheridan
 Schedule - Route 152 - Addison
Note:  The 12 Routes which were recently changed have not been added.
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