CTA is the Fastest and Most Affordable Way to Get Around this Weekend! Extra Service for Concerts, Sports Games this Weekend; Temporary Weekend Closure of Belmont Blue Line Station

September 6, 2018

Free bus shuttle available between Belmont and Logan Square Stations throughout weekend

Weekend Closure of Belmont Station (Fri. 9/7 to Mon. 9/10)
The Belmont Blue Line Station will be temporarily closed this weekend for planned construction.  Blue Line trains operating on the O’Hare branch will bypass the Belmont Station from 10 p.m. on Friday, September 7, until 4 a.m. Monday, September 10. 

During the Belmont Station closure, CTA will provide free bus shuttle service between Belmont and Logan Square stations for customers traveling to/from Belmont/Kimball. The bus shuttle stop will be located on the southeast corner at Belmont/Kimball.

This planned construction is part of CTA’s Your New Blue, a comprehensive improvement program that is upgrading and renovating a number of Blue Line stations, including Belmont. The Belmont Blue Gateway project will upgrade this station with a new architectural steel canopy, create a more modern bus arrival and departure area, establish a permanent prepaid boarding area and add enhanced communications systems and digital signage throughout the station.

For more information regarding this weekend’s closure of the Belmont Blue station, click HERE.

CTA recommends allowing plenty of travel time and purchasing fares and unlimited-ride passes ahead of time. More information about purchasing fares is below.

Event service/extra service
United Center
Childish Gambino concert – Sat. 9/8 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Bus: Extra service on #19 United Center Express and #50 Damen. #20 Madison also serves the United Center.

Northwestern vs. Duke Football at Ryan Field – Sat. 9/8 at 11 a.m.

  • Rail: Longer trains on the Purple Line

Wrigley Field

  • Rail: Additional PM rush service on Red Line (Friday only); Later service on Yellow (Friday and Saturday)
  • Bus: Additional service Friday and Saturday nights on #80 Irving Park and #152 Addison

Concerts
Billy Joel concert – Fri. 9/7 at 8 p.m.
Fall Out Boy – Sat. 9/8 at 6:30 p.m.

Games
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs - Mon. 9/10, Tues. 9/11 and Wed. 9/12 at 7:05 p.m.

Buy your unlimited ride passes and fares in advance
Avoid long lines to buy fares! Customers can add  unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) or add money to pay per-ride to their Ventra cards ahead of time via the free Ventra app, at rail station Ventra vending machines, online or at more than 1,000 local retailers (for locations visit ventrachicago.com or the Ventra app).

Customers can also purchase 1-day unlimited ride tickets ($10) or single-ride tickets ($3) from all Ventra vending machines. Single-ride tickets include 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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