August 15, 2001

The annual Chicago Air and Water Show Saturday and Sunday, August 18 - 19, will be along the lakefront from Navy Pier to North Avenue Beach, and CTA service will provide the most effective way to reach viewing areas for each part of the show. Water performances will start at 9 a.m. and the air performances at about 11 a.m. each day. The show will continue until about 4 p.m. both days.

Extra buses will be in service both Saturday and Sunday on the #22 Clark, #36 Broadway, #72 North and #151 Sheridan routes, which operate as close as possible to all the activities. To avoid traffic congestion, #72 North buses will end their trips both days at Clark Street instead of continuing east to the North Avenue Beach.

#124 Navy Pier Express buses will operate both days to Navy Pier from Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center (North Western Station). Leaving every 15 minutes, starting at 8:30 a.m. both mornings, #124 buses will stop for Union Station northbound on Canal at Adams, and for Ogilvie Center on Canal at both Madison and Washington before running express to Navy Pier. Buses make return trips to the stations from Navy Pier until midnight on Saturday and 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Navy Pier will also be served by extra buses on the four routes that regularly terminate there: #29 State, #56 Milwaukee, #65 Grand and #66 Chicago.

For service unaffected by street traffic, spectators can reach the Air and Water Show on Red Line trains from stops at Chicago or Clark/Division, just a few blocks west of Lake Shore Drive. Customers can also transfer from the Red Line at North/Clybourn or the Blue Line at Damen to extra #72 North buses that will be supplementing regular service on North Avenue from California to Clark.

Longer Brown, Green and Orange Line trains will operate both Saturday and Sunday, and there will be longer Red Line trains on Sunday. Brown Line trains make a stop at Sedgwick, just a few blocks west of the lakefront at North Avenue. Customers can change to Brown or Red Line trains from Blue, Green or Orange Line trains that serve downtown daily. Extra customer assistants will be on duty at Red and Blue Line stations downtown and north of the Loop to help customers with their travel needs.

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

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