CTA: Extra Service for Blackhawks, Bulls, Bears Games and Katy Perry Concerts

October 19, 2017

Full travel details are available at transitchicago.com/alerts. CTA recommends allowing plenty of travel time and purchasing fares and unlimited-ride passes ahead of time. More information about purchasing fares is below.

Event service/extra service
United Center games and concerts

  • Rail: Green, Pink and Blue lines
  • Bus: #19 United Center Express, #20 Madison and #50 Damen

Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Thurs. 10/19 at 7:30 p.m.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls – Sat. 10/21 at 7 p.m.
Katy Perry concerts – Tues.10/24 and Wed. 10/25 at 7 p.m.

Northwestern game at Ryan Field – Saturday 10/21 at 11 a.m.

  • Rail: Purple Line


Carolina Panthers vs. Chicago Bears at Soldier Field – Sunday 10/22 at 12 p.m.

  • Rail: Red, Orange, Green lines
  • Bus: #128 Soldier Field Express, #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express


Reminder: Dan Ryan Expressway Traffic Lane Closure

Temporary closure of innermost north and southbound lanes of Dan Ryan continues through 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29.  Lane closure required for continued construction of the new, expanded 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line rail station and bus terminal.

Buy your unlimited ride passes and fares in advance
Avoid long lines to buy fares! Customers can add  unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) or add money to pay per-ride to their Ventra cards ahead of time via the free Ventra app, at rail station Ventra vending machines, online or at more than 1,000 local retailers (for locations visit ventrachicago.com or the Ventra app).

Customers can also purchase from Ventra vending machines 1-day unlimited ride tickets ($10) or single-ride tickets ($3) that include up to two transfers in two hours. Customers can also pay their fares with their personal contactless debit or credit cards.

Stay in the Loop on CTA Service
Plan your trip using the Google Transit Trip Planner. Be sure to also check out CTA on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for system travel updates and alerts. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com

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