CTA PROVIDES EXTRA SERVICE FOR BLUES FESTIVAL MAY 29 – JUNE 1

May 29, 2003
5/29/03

Extra CTA buses and longer trains will serve music lovers attending the annual Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park, Thursday, May 29 through Sunday, June 1. Performances will be held daily from about 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from noon until 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, mainly in the Petrillo Music Shell at Jackson and Columbus Drives.

At the end of each evening's performance, extra buses on the #146 Marine/Michigan and #151 Sheridan routes will await riders northbound on Michigan between Jackson and Adams.

Customers can board #6 Jeffery Express buses, which operate until 12:30 a.m. nightly, at their regular stops along the route southbound via State, Congress, Michigan and Roosevelt.

Also during the Blues Festival, CTA rail lines serving the Loop will operate with longer trains until late every evening, and additional customer assistants will be on duty at downtown stations to help customers with fare and service information.

For details about all CTA routes and schedules, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit the web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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