The Chicago Transit Authority will operate #19 United Center Express buses for all Bulls playoff games against the Boston Celtics. The first round of the Eastern Conference playoff series will come to Chicago for Game 3 on Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m., Game 4 at noon on Sunday, April 26 and Game 6 (if needed) on Wednesday, April 29 at a time to be determined.
Buses will leave every 10 minutes from Michigan and Randolph beginning 90 minutes before the start of each game until the game begins. When the game ends, #19 buses will depart the United Center approximately every 15 minutes for one hour.
#19 buses no longer make stops along Michigan Avenue north of Randolph, but continue to make all stops on Madison from Wabash to Clinton. From Clinton, #19 buses run express to the United Center.
After each game, #19 buses will await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on Madison near Gate 3. On the return trip, #19 buses will operate east on Washington to Wacker, then head south to Monroe and east to Michigan, making all stops from Jefferson to Michigan before turning north on Michigan and making the final stop at Randolph.
Bus customers who use CTA fare media pay $2.00 to ride. For customers who pay cash on the bus, the fare is $2.25.
For details about all CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit the CTA web site at www.transitchicago.com.
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