CTA is a Fan Favorite for Traveling to Wrigley Field

June 12, 2009

Cubs-Sox Crosstown Classic Series Begins at Wrigley Field Tuesday

2009 Cubs/Sox PosterCTA encourages baseball fans to avoid traffic congestion by taking public transit to Wrigley Field for the Cubs/Sox series. CTA provides convenient and affordable bus and train service to both of Chicago’s ballparks.

The Chicago Cubs host the Chicago White Sox next week at Wrigley Field. The first game of the three-game Interleague series begins Tuesday, June 16 at 7:05 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday’s game times are both 1:20 p.m.

Prior to each game, CTA staff will greet customers at the Addison station and distribute commemorative 2009 Crosstown Series posters to customers who use the Red Line to get to the game. Posters will be handed out as long as supplies last.

Fans heading to Wrigley Field can board Red Line trains from stations in the State Street subway downtown, or from Howard, where fans can connect from Purple or Yellow Line trains serving the northern suburbs.

Additional rail service is provided for evening Cubs games. For Tuesday night's game only, all southbound Purple Line Express trains will stop at Sheridan – northbound trains will follow the normal route which bypasses the Sheridan station. As is customary for Cubs evening games, Yellow Line trains will operate until midnight from Howard. The Yellow Line provides a convenient option for fans to Park & Ride with more than 400 parking spaces available at the Skokie Yellow Line station, just three blocks east of the Edens Expressway.  Park & Ride also is available at the Howard and Linden stations.

Several CTA bus routes also provide convenient service directly to Wrigley Field:

  • #8 Halsted buses operate north on Halsted from 79th Street to Broadway/Waveland;
  • #22 Clark buses operate north through the Loop on Dearborn and south on Clark from Howard;
  • #152 Addison buses operate on Addison from Cumberland on the west to Lake Shore Drive on the east. For all games, additional service will be provided on the #152 Addison route as crowds warrant, starting two hours before game time and operating until one hour after games end;
  • #154 Wrigley Field Express* buses operate for all night and weekend games for fans who wish to combine driving and public transit to travel to the games. #154 buses provide direct service to Wrigley Field from parking lots at DeVry University on Rockwell, a quarter-mile west of Western and a quarter-mile south of Addison. Service begins three hours before each game and runs until one hour after night games end, and two hours after weekend games end. A $6 fee includes parking at DeVry and round-trip bus transit for a carload of fans.

Bus customers who use CTA fare media pay $2.00 to ride. For rail customers or customers who pay cash on the bus, the fare is $2.25. Customers who use CTA fare media may transfer for a 25 cent fee. Transfers are not available for customers paying fares in cash.

For details about all CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit the CTA web site at www.transitchicago.com.

*At this time, bus routes that are not part of CTA’s regularly scheduled service, such as the #154 Wrigley Field Express, are not available on CTA’s Bus Tracker system.

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