Evanston Bus Service Changes

Service modifications to Pace Routes 208 and 213 were implemented August 12 and 13.  

CTA Route 205 will discontinue service on August 31.  These changes were outlined in the final recommendations of the Pace/CTA North Shore Coordination Plan, with the aim of improving bus service in Evanston. Notably, service hours will be extended on weekdays and provided on Saturdays.      

Route 213

All weekday and Saturday trips that serve the CTA Purple Line Davis Station in Evanston will be extended, primarily via Chicago Avenue to the CTA Red Line Howard Station.

Five morning and five afternoon weekday peak-hour trips traveling between the Howard CTA Station and Green Bay Road and Oak Street in Winnetka will make stops at Church and Dodge, accommodating riders going to and from ETHS.

For students heading to the high school in the morning, Pace Route 213 will depart Howard Station at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30, arriving at Dodge and Church approximately 18 minutes later.  After school, the bus will depart Dodge and Church at 3:51, 4:18, 4:48, 5:20, and 5:55 pm. On Early Dismissal Mondays, a bus will depart at 2:25pm.

Route 213 will not operate on Benson Avenue.  Riders who wish to access the Davis CTA Station can use bus stops at Church and Benson (southbound) and Davis and Benson (northbound).  

Route 208

The Pace 208 bus will no longer run on Skokie Boulevard between Golf Road and Church Street or on Church between Skokie Boulevard and Dodge Avenue.  Instead, buses will run between these two intersections via Golf Road-Emerson Street, Dodge Avenue, and Church Street.

For further information about the bus routes and schedules, visit the Pace website.

Route 213 Schedule Preview

Route 208 Schedule Preview

Pace also has a “real time” bus tracker that allows you to see actual arrival times at route stops.  http://tmweb.pacebus.com/TMWebWatch/LiveADAArrivalTimes


And while we’re on the subject of buses, we encourage everyone to use our city buses. They are essential to making our community a livable one for all of us.  Without addressing carbon pollution and other greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, we cannot meet Evanston’s climate change goals. Car transportation is the largest source of household emissions. When more of us ride the bus, we can significantly reduce our carbon footprint. .https://www.transit.dot.gov/sites/fta.dot.gov/files/docs/PublicTransportationsRoleInRespondingToClimateChange2010.pdf