Celebrate the Season with CTA’s Holiday Train

November 20, 2008

Now in its 17th year, the festive CTA Holiday Train will make its first appearance Saturday, November 22 spreading holiday cheer to CTA customers.

The six-car holiday train is decorated with multi-colored lights and features a flat car in the middle that carries Santa and his reindeer. Car interiors are decked with bows, garland, red and green lighting and hand poles wrapped to look like candy canes. Festive holiday music is played and Santa’s elves are on hand to greet customers and spread holiday cheer.

Debuting on the Red and Purple Lines, the Holiday Train will travel along all CTA rail lines throughout November and December as part of its regular rail service. Normal CTA fares apply.

The train will run between approximately 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. on weekends and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays (schedules for each individual line will vary), and will make stops at all stations along the respective routes.


    • November 22-23: Red and Purple Lines
    • November 26: Blue Line
    • November 29: Blue Line
    • December 2: Pink Line and Loop Elevated
    • December 4-6: Green Line
    • December 10-13: Brown and Orange Lines
    • December 18: Purple Line
    • December 19: Red Line
    • December 20: Orange Line
    • December 22: Purple Line
    • December 23: Yellow Line

    For more specific information on dates and times, call 312-836-7000 (any local area code) or visit CTA’s web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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