CTA: Extra Service for North Coast Music Fest and Sports Games

August 31, 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.

North Coast Music Fest at Union Park – Friday 9/1 to Sunday 9/3

  • Rail: Extra Green Line services
  • Bus: #9 Ashland

Chicago Bears Pre-Season Game at Soldier Field – Thursday 8/31 at 7 p.m.

  • Bus: #128 Soldier Field Express, #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

Wrigley Field
Braves vs. Cubs – Thurs. 8/31 at 7:05 p.m.; Fri. 9/1, Sat. 9/2 and Sun. 9/3 at 1:20 p.m.

  • Rail: Extra Red and Yellow Line service. 
  • Bus: #80 Irving Park, #152 Addison

Note: CTA is piloting a program that allows customers to receive free text alerts about Cubs night games. Text CTAALERT to 89883 to learn more and opt-in to receive alerts through September.

Northwestern Game at Ryan Field - Saturday 9/2 at 2:30 p.m.  

  • Rail: Purple Line

Buy your unlimited ride passes and fares in advance!
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 vending machines, online or at nearly 1,300 local retailers (for locations visit ventrachicago.com or the Ventra app). Customers can also purchase from CTA 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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