CTA: Extra Service for Spring Awakening, RibFest, UFC and Baseball Games

June 7, 2018

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
Spring Awakening Fri. 6/8 to Sun. 6/10

  • Rail: Pink Line (Longer trains)
  • Bus: #9 Ashland and #12 Roosevelt

RibFest Fri. 6/8 to Sun. 6/10

  • Rail: Brown Line (Longer trains)

United Center: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) – Sat. 6/9 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Rail: Green, Pink and Blue Line (Longer trains)
  • Bus: #19 United Center Express, #20 Madison and #50 Damen

Wrigley Field
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs - Thurs. 6/7 at 1:10 p.m. 
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs - Fri. 6/8, Sat. 6/9 and Sun. 6/10 at 1:20 p.m.


  • ​Yellow Line (Operating until midnight for night games)  
  • Purple Line (Southbound trains will stop at Sheridan for weeknight games)
  • Red Line (More frequent service between 4:30 pm - 6 pm for weeknight games)  

Bus: #80 Irving Park, #152 Addison

Guaranteed Rate Field
Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox - Mon. 6/11, Tues. 6/12 and Wed. 6/13 at 7:10 p.m. 

  • Rail: Red and Green Line
  • Bus: #4 Cottage Grove, #24 Wentworth, #29 State, #31 31st, #35 35th, #39 Pershing and #44 Wallace/Racine

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 1-day unlimited ride tickets ($10) or single-ride tickets ($3) from all Ventra vending machines. Single-ride tickets 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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