March 11, 2004

CTA buses will provide convenient service to Navy Pier for the annual Chicago Flower and Garden Show in Festival Hall, Saturday, March 13 through Sunday, March 21. 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, and #66 Chicago routes serve Navy Pier daily. New this year are the additions of the #2 Hyde Park Express buses that serve Navy Pier during weekday morning and afternoon rush periods and the #124 Navy Pier route which now operates to the pier seven days a week.

#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 can also be made to #29 buses from the Loop 'L' station at State/Lake.

#65 buses operate between Grand/Nordica and Navy Pier from early morning until 7 p.m. seven days a week. Customers using the O'Hare branch of the Blue Line can transfer to #65 buses at Grand/Milwaukee.

#66 buses stop on 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 Randolph Street Metra 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 or add value to their Transit Cards and Chicago Cards at the Transit Card Vending Machine located at Navy Pier.

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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