June 2, 1999

Extra CTA buses and longer trains will serve music lovers attending the annual Chicago Blues Festival Thursday, June 3 through Sunday, June 6 at the Petrillo Music Shell, Jackson and Columbus Drives, in Grant Park. Performances are scheduled from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. each day.

At the end of each evenings performances, extra buses on the #6 Jeffery Express route will await riders southbound on Michigan at Jackson. Extra #146 Marine/Michigan and #151 Sheridan buses will be staged northbound on Michigan at the same corner.

Blues Festival enthusiasts using the 'L' will find more frequent service on the Red Line through downtown until about 11:30 p.m. every night, with trains operating more frequently than usual. Intervals between trains serving the State Street subway during this time will be five to seven minutes instead of the usual 10 minutes.

Brown Line trains regularly operate into the Loop until midnight on weekdays. On Saturday, June 5, they will serve the Loop until about 10:20 p.m., more than two hours later than usual. On Sundays, the Brown Line operates as a shuttle between Kimball and Belmont, where riders can change to the Red Line to complete their trips.

Also during the Blues Festival, until about 11:20 every evening, Blue, Green and Orange Line trains will continue operating through the downtown area with four cars instead of two. Purple Line shuttle trains will also run with four cars instead of two between Howard and Linden after 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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

Contact: Media Relations312-222-6106

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