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 to receive advice on alternative solutions or visit 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: