CTA Train Stations in the 44th Ward
Click any of the stations to see train arrivals/departures, and more!
All stations and bus routes on this page are accessible.
CTA Bus Tracker uses GPS devices to report bus location data (and more) back to CTA servers. They can then, in real time, show you where buses are on a map and estimate when they will arrive at your stop.
A note about delays and reroutes
Please note that if a bus goes off its regular route, the system will no longer be able to predict accurate arrival times, and they not be able to automatically predict when it will return to normal service, and may not be able to show the bus on the map. Please check for service alerts.
If a bus is unable to move for several minutes due to an unusual event (such as stopped by a freight train at a crossing), arrival estimates will switch from counting down minutes to a “DELAYED” notification. Once the bus begins to move again, arrival estimates will appear again. In the event that a bus stops transmitting data to CTA servers, it will not appear on this Web site, even though it is in service.
Planning your trip
For directions and scheduling information to help you plan your trip, visit Google Transit, the RTA Trip Planner or call 312-836-7000 from any Chicago metropolitan area code. (Hearing impaired customers can call 312-836-4949.)
Red-Purple Bypass Project
As part of the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Program, CTA will construct a Red-Purple Bypass north of the Belmont Station to eliminate a bottleneck that prevents CTA from adding more trains.
Currently there is a flat intersection, and all northbound Brown Line trains cross over the four tracks used by northbound and southbound Red and Purple line trains. This outdated track configuration dates back to 1907 and results in inefficient train operations that constrain the CTA’s ability to add train service.
With the new bypass, northbound Brown Line trains will proceed along a dedicated rail line above the Red and Purple line tracks. This improvement will allow CTA to significantly increase the number of trains it runs along the Red Line to reduce overcrowding and meet growing demand for transit service. Benefits of building the Red-Purple Bypass alone include:
- The addition of up to eight more Red Line trains per hour during rush periods
- Accommodate up to 7,200 additional customers per hour during rush hour
- Increased Red and Purple line train speeds by 60 percent through this intersection
- Customers are saved a half-million travel hours each year
For more information about the Red-Purple Bypass or “Fly Over” Project click Here.