CTA is One ‘L’ of a Choice to Get to the ‘Red Line Rivalry’ Cubs vs. Sox Games

May 26, 2013

Baseball fans heading to the Cubs vs. Sox series beginning Monday, May 27, still have convenient and affordable bus and train service to get them to and from the games. The games at U.S. Cellular Field are scheduled for Monday, May 27 at 6:10 p.m. and Tuesday, May 28 at 7:10 p.m. Games at Wrigley Field are scheduled for Wednesday, May 29 at 1:20 p.m. and Thursday, May 30 at 1:20 p.m. 2013 Cubs-Sox Poster

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the CTA Crosstown Series commemorative posters. Since the program began in 1998, the commemorative posters designed by Chicago artist Steve Musgrave have become a one-of-a-kind collectible item for fans. Musgrave also has several murals featuring Cubs legends on display at the Addison station, which he adopted as part of the CTA's Adopt-A-Station program in 1998.

Posters will be distributed at the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT Red/Green Line station on Monday and Tuesday and at the Addison Red Line station on Wednesday and Thursday. Posters will be distributed approximately 90 minutes prior to the first pitch of each game while supplies last.

Service to U.S. Cellular Field for May 27-28 games

Baseball fans have the following convenient travel options to U.S. Cellular:

From the north, customers can take the Red or Green Line south to the accessible 35th Bronzeville-IIT station, which is a few blocks east of the ballpark. Fans can walk to the ballpark or transfer to westbound #35 35th buses that stop at U.S. Cellular. 

From the south, customers can board at any Green or Red Line station on the Green Line South elevated tracks and exit at 35th-Bronzeville-IIT, located a few blocks east of the ballpark. Fans can walk to the park or transfer to westbound #35 buses that stop at U.S. Cellular. 

Customers also have the option of taking a free shuttle bus from the 69th, 79th, 87th and 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line stations to the Garfield elevated station, where they will have free entry, and continue their trip north to U.S. Cellular by exiting at 35th-Bronzeville-IIT.  

Orange Line customers can reach the ballpark via the 35th/Archer station and transfer to either the #35 35th or the #39 Pershing buses.

#35 35th buses stop at U.S. Cellular and 35th Street stations on the Green, Orange and Red lines.

#24 Wentworth buses serve the stadium through early evening from Clark Street downtown, and from 79th via Vincennes, Wentworth and LaSalle

#29 State buses from Navy Pier on the north and 95th Street on the south stop at State/35th. Fans can walk to the ballpark or transfer to #35 35th buses that stop at U.S. Cellular.

Service to Wrigley Field for May 29-30 games

The Red Line offers direct service to Wrigley Field via the accessible Addison station. Customers can transfer to the Red Line from all other rail lines and most east-west bus routes.

Fans from the south side can board the Red Line from as far south as Ashland/63rd and head north to the ballpark. Customers can also take a free northbound shuttle bus from the 69th, 79th, 87th and 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line stations to the Garfield Green/Red elevated station, where they will have free entry, and can continue their trip north to the Addison station on the Red Line.  

#8 Halsted buses operate northbound/southbound on Halsted Street between 79th Street and Broadway/Waveland.

#22 Clark buses run north through the Loop on Dearborn and south on Clark from the CTA Howard Terminal (Red/Purple/Yellow).

#152 Addison – for all Cubs games, additional service is provided on the #152 route,, starting 2½ hours before game time and operating until approximately one hour after games end. #152 buses operate on Addison from Cumberland on the west to Lake Shore Drive on the east.

#154 Wrigley Field Express buses operate nights and weekends and 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.

Unless otherwise noted, 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.

Stay in the Loop on CTA service

Plan your trip using the Red Line South Trip Planner. Fans can also use CTA Bus Tracker and CTA Train Tracker when heading out or on the way to the ball games. 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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