Additional Service for Big Ten Tournament, Bulls and Blackhawks Games

March 7, 2019

First of four weekend closures of Belmont Blue station begins Friday, March 8

CTA recommends allowing plenty of travel time and purchasing fares and unlimited-ride passes ahead of time. More information about purchasing fares is below.

Event service/extra service
United Center
Buffalo Sabres vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Thurs. 3/7 at 7:30 p.m.
Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls - Fri. 3/8 at 7 p.m.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Mon. 3/11 at 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls - Tues. 3/12 at 7 p.m.
Big Ten Tournament - Wed. 3/13 to Sun. 3/17 at various times

Improvements to Belmont Blue Station Require Weekend Closures During March
Improvements and upgrades associated with the Your New Blue Modernization Program will require the temporary closure of the Belmont Blue Line station during various weekends in March and early April.

  • From 10 p.m. Friday, March 8 until 4 a.m. Monday, March 11
  • From 10 p.m. Friday, March 15 until 4 a.m. Monday, March 18
  • From 10 p.m. Friday, March 22 until 4 a.m. Monday, March 25
  • From 10 p.m. Friday, March 29 until 4 a.m. Monday, April 1

During these temporary weekend station closures, a free bus shuttle service will operate between the Belmont and Logan Square stations. CTA encourages customers to allow for extra time, especially the weekends of St. Patrick’s Day and the Shamrock Shuffle when additional riders are anticipated.

These weekend closures will allow crews to perform ongoing station improvement work, including the construction of a steel canopy that will cover the station entrance and bus boarding area. Additional improvements to the Belmont Station include new signage, replacement of the platform surface at track level, electrical upgrades, replacement of the concrete in the bus turnaround and other aesthetic improvements.

Buy your unlimited ride passes and fares in advance
Avoid long lines to buy fares! Customers can add  unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) or add money to pay per-ride to their Ventra cards ahead of time via the free Ventra app, at rail station Ventra vending machines, online or at more than 1,000 local retailers (for locations visit ventrachicago.com or the Ventra app).

Customers can also purchase 1-day unlimited ride tickets ($10) or single-ride tickets ($3) from all Ventra vending machines. Single-ride tickets include up to two transfers in two hours. Customers can also pay their fares with their personal contactless debit or credit cards.

Stay in the Loop on CTA Service
Plan your trip using the Google Transit Trip Planner. Be sure to also check out CTA on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for system travel updates and alerts. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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