Pace’s First Pulse Service Line
Pulse Milwaukee Line is Pace’s new rapid transit service that provides frequent, fast and reliable transit. Pulse service combines transit signal priority technology and limited-stop service with raised platforms at stations to reduce travel times and provide enhanced rider amenities. The Milwaukee Line was identified as Pace’s first corridor for implementation of Pulse rapid transit service based on the strength of the existing ridership and benefits to local and regional transit connectivity, existing and projected.
The Pulse Milwaukee Line operations started August 11, 2019. It is 7.6 miles in length and serves the Village of Niles and City of Chicago. The service operates in mixed traffic along Milwaukee Avenue between the Golf Mill Shopping Center and the Jefferson Park Transit Center. Connections to the Niles Free Bus, other Pace and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus routes, as well as the CTA Blue Line and Metra’s UP-Northwest Line provide passengers with a range of local and regional travel options.
Pulse Milwaukee Line offers rapid transit service on weekdays between the hours of 5 a.m. and midnight, with a bus arriving every 10 minutes during rush hours, every 15 minutes during non-peak hours until 10:00 p.m., and every 30 minutes from 10:00 p.m. to midnight. On Saturdays, Pulse service begins at 5:30 a.m., and on Sundays, Pulse service begins at 6 a.m. Service on both Saturday and Sunday runs until midnight. On weekends and holidays, Pulse runs every 15 minutes until 10 p.m., when it runs every 30 minutes.