CTA Provides Convenient Service to Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier March 11 – 19

March 9, 2006

CTA buses provide convenient service to Navy Pier for the annual Chicago Flower and Garden Show in Festival Hall Saturday, March 11 through Sunday, March 19. Show hours are from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Buses on the #29 State, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago and #124 Navy Pier routes serve Navy Pier daily. Additionally, #2 Hyde Park Express buses serve Navy Pier during weekday morning and afternoon rush periods.

#29 buses operate to Navy Pier north through the Loop on State before heading east on Illinois, which is one block south of the Red Line subway station at Grand. Connections also can be made to #29 buses from the Loop 'L' station at State/Lake.

#65 buses operate between Grand/Nordica and Navy Pier from 5 a.m. weekdays and Saturdays, and 7 a.m. Sundays until 7 p.m. each evening. Customers using the O'Hare branch of the Blue Line can transfer to #65 buses at Grand/Milwaukee.

#66 buses make stops along Chicago Avenue for customers connecting from the Blue, Brown and Red Lines, and across from the Water Tower at Michigan Avenue.

#124 buses operate through downtown between Navy Pier, Union Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center and the Metra Millennium station from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. Customers using Union Station should board #124 buses northbound on Canal at Adams. Customers using Ogilvie should board northbound on Canal at Madison or Washington.

As an added convenience, customers can purchase CTA fare media at Navy Pier. Customers can purchase or add value to their Transit Cards and Chicago Cards at the Transit Card Vending Machine or purchase Visitor Passes from the Visitor Pass Vending Machine.

For bus customers who use CTA fare media, fares are $1.75 and transfers are an additional 25 cents. For rail customers who use unlimited ride passes, Chicago Card or Chicago Card Plus, the fare is $1.75 and transfers are an additional 25 cents.

The fare for rail customers who use a magnetic strip Transit Card or pay cash is $2. Transfers are not available for customers paying fares in cash.

For details about all CTA service, call 836-7000 (any local area code) or visit the CTA web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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