CTA HITS A GRAND SLAM WITH RED LINE SERVICE, COMMEMORATIVE POSTER AT CUBS-SOX CROSSTOWN SERIES

June 13, 2002
6/13/02

Fast, frequent Red Line service and a specifically designed commemorative poster should prove to be hits with Chicago baseball fans traveling to Wrigley Field for the Cubs-Sox crosstown series June 14-16.

CTA volunteers will be handing posters to rail customers at the Red Line Addison station starting 1? hours prior to each game. The commemorative posters are to thank customers for using the Red Line that serves both Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park. Games at Wrigley Field are scheduled to take place at 2:20 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 12:05 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, and 1:20 p.m. on Sunday, June 16.

The CTA posters celebrate Chicago's distinction at being one of the few cities in the U.S. that have both a National and American League team. The commemorative posters have become a one-of-a-kind collectible item for Cubs and Sox fans since the introduction of inter-league play. Chicago artist Steve Musgrave, who also designed three previous posters for the CTA as well as the cover art for the Cubs 2002 souvenir program, created this year's poster. Musgrave also has several murals on display at the Addison station that he adopted as part of the CTA's Adopt-A-Station program. The murals feature Cubs legends Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg and "Mr. Cub," Ernie Banks.

Customers who take the Red Line to the games have several convenient options. Red Line trains operate between Howard and 95th and free connections can be made from all 'L' lines serving downtown or from Brown Line trains at Belmont and Fullerton.

Besides the Red Line, Wrigley Field is also served by fully accessible #22 Clark buses that operate north through the Loop on Dearborn and south from Howard on Clark, and by #152 Addison buses that run east and west on Addison.

For additional CTA travel information, call 836-7000 (all local area codes apply), or visit the agency's website at www.transitchicago.com.

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