The festive CTA Holiday Train will make its debut Saturday, November 19 spreading holiday cheer to CTA customers.
Now in its 14th year, the six-car train is decorated with thousands of multi-colored lights and features a flat car in the middle that carries Santa and his reindeer. Car interiors are decked out with bows, garland, red and green lighting, and hand poles wrapped to look like candy canes.
Debuting this weekend on the Red and Purple Lines, the Holiday Train will travel various CTA rail lines in November and December as part of regular rail service. There is no additional fare required to board.
For the first time, the Holiday Train will operate on the Yellow Line brightening the trip for customers traveling to and from Skokie.
The train will run between approximately 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. on weekends and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays (schedules for each individual line will vary), and will make stops at all stations along the respective routes.
November 19 - 20
Red and Purple Lines
Blue Line and Loop Elevated
November 26 - 27
December 8 - 10
December 16 - 18
Brown and Orange Lines
Purple Line Express
For more specific information on dates and times, call 836-7000 (any local area code) or visit the web site at www.transitchicago.com.# # #