February 9, 2000

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Buses on three CTA routes will operate directly to McCormick Place South for the 92nd Annual Chicago Auto Show Friday, February 11, through Sunday, February 20. Visitors will be able to reach the show directly from North Michigan Avenue, Metra stations west of the Loop, and from the South and West Sides. Customers can transfer to Auto Show buses from all 'L' lines serving downtown.

Auto Show hours are from noon to 10 p.m. Friday, February 11, and from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. for the remaining days of the show. Buses on the #3 King Drive, #21 Cermak and #127 North Western/Madison routes will serve McCormick Place all hours the show is open. In addition, shuttle buses will operate to McCormick Place on weekends from the Orange Line 'L' at Halsted.

Buses on the #127 North Western/Madison route, with signs showing ?McCormick Place," will operate directly from Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center (North Western Station) to a protected lower level entrance to McCormick Place South, beneath the exhibition hall. The buses will run about every eight minutes, starting 50 minutes before the show opens each day, and leaving McCormick Place until 45 minutes after the show closes.

Starting their trips from Union Station northbound on Canal at Adams, #127 buses will stop at both Madison and Washington for the Ogilvie Center before turning east on Washington and going south on State to Roosevelt. Auto Show visitors can transfer to the buses from the Blue Line at Dearborn, the Brown Line at State/Van Buren, and from Red, Orange and Green Line trains at Roosevelt.

To reach McCormick Place from downtown and North Michigan Avenue, show visitors can take #3 King Drive buses, which operate south on Michigan from Chicago Avenue to Roosevelt, and north on King Drive from 95th.

From the west, McCormick Place is served by #21 Cermak buses, which operate daily east on Cermak from 54th Avenue in Cicero, and on weekends by X21 Cermak Express buses, which make limited stops along the same route.

Also on weekends, shuttle buses to McCormick Place will operate to the show from the Orange Line 'L' station at Halsted. Visitors can transfer to any of these buses from Red Line trains serving the Cermak-Chinatown station.

Buses serving the Auto Show are accessible to persons with disabilities. For information about all CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes).

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