CTA is Convenient and Most Affordable Transit Option for Fans Heading to Cubs National League Division Series Playoff Games

October 9, 2017

*NOTE: due to inclement weather, Game 4 of the NLDS has been rescheduled from 4:38 p.m. Tuesday, October 10 to 3:08 p.m. Wednesday, October 11. The following information has been updated to reflect this change. 

CTA is a convenient and the most affordable transit option for fans heading to Wrigley Field for Cubs playoff games. The Chicago Cubs will host the Washington Nationals in Games 3 and 4 of the National League Division Series on Monday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 11*. The first pitch will be thrown at 3:08 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Fans heading to the game are encouraged to take the Red Line and exit at the wheelchair accessible Addison station, which provides immediate access to Wrigley Field that is half a block west of the station. The ballpark is also just a couple of blocks south of the Sheridan stop on the CTA Red Line. Fans can transfer to Red Line trains from all other rail lines and from most east-west bus routes.

CTA will provide extra service on the #80 Irving Park and the #152 Addison bus routes. Fans can also use the #8 Halsted and #22 Clark bus routes to get to Wrigley Field.

For fans using Metra, CTA offers connections at or near multiple Metra stations. For more information, visit: www.metrarail.com.

The CTA strongly recommends that customers purchase fares in advance to decrease travel times and avoid long lines at rail station vending machines.

Customers can load ahead of time transit value or unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) to their Ventra fare cards via the free Ventra app, at rail stations, online or at nearly 1,300 local retailers (for locations available or to download the free app, visit: ventrachicago.com). Other ways to pay fares include purchasing from CTA vending machines 1-day unlimited ride tickets ($10) or single-ride tickets ($3) that offer 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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