Celebrate Earth Day by Hopping on CTA as You Travel to Festivities Around Chicagoland

April 18, 2024

Riding CTA’s trains and buses is better for the environment, not to mention a cost-saving way to get to sporting events, concerts and Earth Day events across Chicago this weekend; Weekend construction work to temporarily impact the Red and Green Lines

Choosing to ride public transit over driving can reduce your carbon footprint and conserve energy. According to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), switching from driving to taking public transit on a 20-mile round trip commute can reduce a person’s annual CO2 emissions by 4,800 pounds per year, equal to a 10% reduction in all greenhouse gases produced by a typical two-adult, two-car household.

And let’s not forget the other benefits of taking CTA: It’s easier on your wallet and avoids the hassles of traffic and parking.

Customers can save money by purchasing an unlimited-rides pass, either the 1-Day ($5) – far more economical and convenient than the price of gas and parking - or the 3-Day ($15) pass – a real budget-saving move.

See below for further details on impacts to Red and Green Line service over the weekend.

Service for Upcoming Events

United Center

Get to and from the following events via the #20 Madison and #50 Damen bus routes. Customers can also take the #19 United Center Express route post event:

  • Nicki Minaj – Wed 4/24 and Thu. 25 at 8 p.m.

Soldier Field

Service on the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express route

  • Real Salt Lake vs. Chicago Fire FC – Sat. 4/20 at 7:30 p.m.

Wrigley Field

  • Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs – Thu. 4/18 at 6:40 p.m., Fri. 4/19, Sat. 4/20 and Sun. 4/21 at 1:20 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs. Chicago Cubs – Tue. 4/23 and Wed. 4/24 at 6:40 p.m., Thu. 4/25 at 1:20 p.m.


  • Red Line: The Addison station is located just a half block east of Wrigley Field.
  • Purple Line (New!): Before weeknight games only, Loop-bound Purple Line Express trains will stop at the Addison station.
  • Yellow Line: Take the Yellow Line and transfer at Howard to the Red Line; continue to Addison station. To accommodate fans returning home, the Yellow Line will run for an hour later from Howard – until midnight – for all night games at Wrigley Field.
  • #152 Addison:  The #152 route will provide additional service on Cubs game days, with more frequent service two hours before and one hour after all games.
  • #80 Irving Park: The #80 route will provide additional service before the games, timed to meet the inbound UP-NW Metra trains at Irving Park.
  • Adjacent bus routes: Several CTA bus routes serve the Wrigley Field area, including:
  • #8 Halsted
  • #22 Clark
  • #36 Broadway
  • #151 Sheridan

Weekend Work to Temporarily Impact Red Line Service

  • Between 10 p.m., Fri. 4/19 and 4 a.m., Mon. 4/22, Howard-bound rail service between Thorndale and Jarvis stations will be suspended as track and signal improvements are made for the RPM project. (More details)
  • Shuttle buses will provide service toward Howard between Wilson and Howard, stopping along Broadway or Sheridan Road at the corner nearest the affected Red Line station. Transfer at Wilson from Howard-bound Red Line trains to the shuttle bus.
  • For service to these stations, take a Howard-bound train to Howard and transfer to a 95th-bound train.
  • For service from these stations, take a 95th-bound train to Argyle and transfer to a Howard-bound train.

Weekend Work to Temporarily Impact Green Line Service

  • Between 5 a.m., Sat. 4/20 and 2 a.m., Mon. 4/22, rail service between the California and the Ashland stations will be temporarily suspended. (More details)
  • The Green Line will operate between Harlem/Lake and California, and between Ashland, downtown and Ashland/63rd or Cottage Grove.
  • Shuttle buses will operate in both directions between California and Ashland.
  • Service changes are due to construction and pedestrian bridge installation at Damen/Lake station.

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by downloading the Ventra app, which allows you to manage your Ventra account, and also features a new trip planning tool powered by Google Maps. 

Fare payment options: We offer a variety of convenient payment options—from smart devices to contactless credit cards. Learn more about payment options and ways you can maximize your dollars with our lower-priced unlimited-ride passes by visiting: transitchicago.com/fares/

Service updates: Stay in the loop on CTA service changes and alerts by subscribing to CTA Updates. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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