Three Chicago Transit Authority bus routes will provide service to the 2006 Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place South from Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 19 during all hours the show is open. Service to McCormick Place will begin approximately one hour before the show opens and operate until one hour after the show ends each day.
Buses will operate to McCormick Place directly from Metra stations west of the Loop, from downtown, from North Michigan Avenue, and from the South and West Sides. Customers can connect to these buses from other bus routes and from all 'L' and subway lines serving downtown.
The three bus routes are:
#3 King Drive buses serve McCormick Place from North Michigan Avenue and the South Side every seven to 15 minutes.
#21 Cermak buses serve the West Side operating to McCormick Place from the 54th/Cermak terminal of the Blue Line on weekdays and from North Riverside Park Mall on weekends. #21 buses operate daily every 10 to 15 minutes, and then approximately every 15 to 20 minutes on the weekends.
CTA will provide additional #21 bus service from the Orange Line Halsted station to the show every 10 to 15 minutes on weekends.
#127 NW/Madison buses will serve McCormick Place with more frequent service from Union Station, the Ogilvie Transportation Center and Washington Street downtown. #127 buses operate every 12 to 15 minutes on weekdays and every five to 15 minutes on weekends.
#127 buses start their trips from Union Station north on Canal at Adams. Stops are made on Canal at both Madison and Washington for the Ogilvie Transportation Center before the buses make regular stops east on Washington, south on Michigan and east on Balbo to Columbus.
The buses then run express to McCormick Place. Customers can connect to #127 buses on Washington from the Blue Line at Dearborn, the Red Line at State, and from Brown, Green and Orange Line trains serving the Madison/Wabash station (one block south of Washington).
Additionally, Red Line customers can connect to #21 buses at the Cermak-Chinatown station.
For bus customers who use CTA fare media, fares are $1.75 and transfers are an additional 25 cents. For rail customers who use Chicago Card or Chicago Card Plus, the fare is $1.75 and transfers are an additional 25 cents. The fare for rail customers who use a magnetic strip Transit Card or pay cash is $2. Transfers are not available for customers paying fares in cash.
For further information about CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit the CTA web site at www.transitchicago.com. # # #