September 06, 2018

CTA 171/172 Service Announcement

The CTA recently announced changes to the 171 & 172 bus routes. These changes were effective Tuesday, September 4.

  • The weekday morning service now begins 30 minutes later than the previous schedule.
  • The first southbound weekday a.m. trip for the 171 leaves Shore Drive/54th at 7:32 a.m.
  • The first southbound weekday a.m. trip for the 172 leaves Hyde Park/East End at 7:30 a.m.
  • 171 weekday midday service now operates every 30 minutes from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

There are several alternative transportation options that service Hyde Park and the neighboring communities throughout the day, including the 7 to 7:30 a.m. time frame.  These options include the University sponsored 53rd Street Express and the CTA Routes 15, 6, 28, and 55.  

Please email bus@uchicago.edu to receive advice on alternative solutions or visit https://safety-security.uchicago.edu/transportation/ for a comprehensive list of transportation options. 

To track any of the UGo shuttles, as well as CTA buses that operate on or near campus, use TransLoc: http://uchicago.transloc.com.