Celebrate the Season with CTA’s Holiday Train

November 18, 2009

Train DetailsNow in its 18th year, the festive CTA Holiday Train will make its first appearance Saturday, November 21 spreading holiday cheer to CTA customers.

The six-car holiday train is decorated with multi-colored lights and features a flat car carrying 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 to ring in another holiday season.

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.

Schedules for each individual line will vary and are subject to change. All schedules will be posted on CTA's Web site at www.transitchicago.com.

  • November 21-22: Red and Purple Lines
  • November 25: Pink Line and Loop Elevated
  • November 27: Blue Line
  • November 29: Blue Line
  • December 2-5: Green Line
  • December 9-12: Brown and Orange Lines
  • December 16: Red Line
  • December 17: Purple Line
  • December 18: Red Line
  • December 21: Red 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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