O'Hare People Mover to Change Route During Construction

July 09--Some travelers flying out of O'Hare International Airport may have to give themselves more time before their flights starting next week, when the People Mover train will stop serving the economy parking lots.

Through October, the train will operate only among the four passenger terminals, city officials are alerting travelers.

Drivers using the economy parking lots will need to ride shuttle buses between the lots and the airline terminals, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation.

The People Mover will shut down Monday night and shuttle buses will operate between economy parking lots E and F and Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 5, officials said.

Beginning Tuesday morning, and until November, the automated trains will operate only among Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 5.

The trains will not operate between Economy lot E and Terminal 5, which is the international terminal.

The service changes are needed to accommodate a bridge project for the Balmoral Drive extension of the People Mover into O'Hare, officials said.

During the next 3 1/2 months, shuttle buses will run between the lot E station and terminals 1, 2 and 3, along with a separate shuttle from lot E directly to and from Terminal 5, officials said.

Shuttle buses will also be provided between Parking Lot F and Terminals 1, 2 and 3, along with a shuttle service directly to and from terminal 5.

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