November 15, 1999

CTA will operate its #19 United Center Express buses from North Michigan Avenue to the United Center Tuesday, November 16, through Sunday, November 28, for performances of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Fully accessible #19 United Center Express buses will begin their trips on Michigan southbound at Chicago Avenue two hours before the start of each performance, and will run every 12 minutes until a half hour before the start of the event. Evening performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Matinee performances are scheduled for November 17-20 and for Saturdays and Sundays at varying times.

After Chicago Avenue, #19 buses make their only other stop on Michigan at Illinois Street before turning west on Wacker and heading south on State to Madison as part of the detour for construction on Michigan. Stops southbound on State are at Lake and at Washington.

Buses then go west on Madison, where they will stop just west of State and again at Wells for riders transferring from other bus or 'L' lines. The next stop is at Clinton for Metra riders from the Ogilvie Transportation Center (North Western Station) and Union Station. From Halsted the buses run express to the United Center at Wolcott.

After each performance, #19 United Express buses will await riders eastbound on Madison at Wolcott for return trips downtown via Madison, Halsted, Washington, State and Wacker back to Michigan. The buses will stop for the Ogilvie Center and Union Station at Canal, for the Blue Line subway at Dearborn, for the Red Line at State/Randolph, and for Brown, Green, and Orange Line trains at State/Lake. Once the buses enter Michigan Avenue, they will then make all stops north to Chicago.

For details on all CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes).

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