CTA Holiday Train Spreads Yuletide Cheer, Brightens Commute

November 16, 2005

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

November 25
Blue Line and Loop Elevated

November 26 - 27
Blue Line

December 8 - 10
Green Line

December 16 - 18
Brown and Orange Lines

December 20
Yellow Line

December 21
Purple Line Express

December 22
Red Line

For more specific information on dates and times, call 836-7000 (any local area code) or visit the web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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