CTA is Your #1 Travel Choice for Chicago Events with Special Summer Fares

August 5, 2021

Temporary changes to Red Line service between Roosevelt and Fullerton this weekend; Extra service provided for Crosstown Classic and other upcoming events

Make the most of the last official month of summer by taking CTA’s convenient and affordable service to all your outdoor and recreational events this weekend!

You can spend even less this season by taking advantage of CTA’s promotional discount on three of its most popular unlimited-ride passes, available until Labor Day:

  • 1-day/24-hour pass: $5 (down from $10)

  • 3-day/72-hour pass: $15 (down from $20)

  • 7-day pass: $20 (down from $28)

These specially discounted multi-day passes can be used to travel to sporting events, concerts, festivals, and other events happening this season, while those headed to Chicago’s popular beaches, lakefront and downtown attractions can take advantage of CTA’s extra bus service.

Weekend Work to Temporarily Impact Red Line Service

  • Between 11 p.m. Fri. (8/6) and 4 a.m. Mon. (8/9), Howard-bound Red Line trains will run on the elevated tracks from Roosevelt to Fullerton (More details here)

  • 95th-bound Red Line trains will operate in the subway, but will bypass Roosevelt

  • Bus shuttle service will operate both north- and southbound between Roosevelt and Cermak-Chinatown every 10 to 15 minutes

  • This service change is due to track maintenance work in the State Street Subway

Extra Service for Upcoming Events

Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field

  • Fri. 8/6 at 1:20 p.m. - Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs (Crosstown Classic)

  • Sat. 8/7 at 1:20 p.m. - Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs (Crosstown Classic)

  • Sun. 8/8 at 6:08 p.m. - Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs (Crosstown Classic)

  • Mon. 8/9 at 7:05 p.m. – Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs

  • Tues. 8/10 at 7:05 p.m. – Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs

  • Wed. 8/11 at 7:05 p.m. – Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs

Special service:

  • #152 Addison: More frequent service before and after the game

  • #80 Irving Park: More frequent service before the game

  • Yellow Line: Later service (to midnight from Howard Station) for all night games

  • Purple Line: Loop-bound trains will stop at Sheridan for weeknight games

Concerts at Northerly Island

  • Fri. 8/6 and Sat. 8/7 at 7:30 p.m. – Dave Matthews Concert

    • Extra Service on #130 Museum Campus and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

  • Wed. 8/11 at 7:30 p.m. – Jason Mraz concert

    • Extra service on #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

New York Redbulls vs. Chicago Fire Soccer at Soldier Field – Sun. 8/8 at 5 p.m.

  • Extra service on #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers plan ahead, allow extra travel time, and purchase fares in advance. Below are a few things to be aware of to help make your next trip smooth and easy:

  • Masks are required on CTA: Per federal mandate, masks or face coverings are required on all CTA properties -- even if you are vaccinated. As such, all customers are required to wear masks/coverings while on a CTA bus, train, platform or in a station or other building or facility owned and operated by the CTA. Free masks are available on every bus and at every rail station.

  • Plan your trip: Plan your trip using the Google Transit Trip Planner and our new Ridership Dashboards, which are designed to help you better plan trips on our buses and trains to avoid traveling during heavy ridership periods, whenever possible

  • Ways to pay: There are a variety of convenient fare payment options, including payment with mobile pay apps (Apple Pay, Google Pay, etc.) and contactless bankcards. To learn more, visit: transitchicago.com/fares/.

  • Travel updates and alerts: Stay in the Loop on CTA service wand follow us 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.

When You’re Ready, We’re Ready

With Chicago fully reopened, the CTA is ready to get customers to where they need to go. As part of its commitment to providing the healthiest transit experience, the CTA is continuing to operate full service on all routes (as it has throughout the pandemic), maintaining its rigorous and extensive cleaning and disinfecting of vehicles and stations multiple times each day, and offering a variety of new tools/resources to make taking public transit even more convenient. More information about CTA’s efforts can be found at transitchicago.com/ready.


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