CTA PROVIDES EXTRA SERVICE FOR THE FIREWORKS IN GRANT PARK TUESDAY, JULY 3

July 2, 2001
07/02/01

Visitors to the fireworks display in Grant Park Tuesday, July 3rd, will find CTA service the most convenient way to travel. Longer 'L' trains will operate into the Loop until late that evening, and extra buses will be available to carry riders home.

All customers heading for the fireworks are encouraged to purchase Transit Cards in advance so they can speed their trips in and out of the downtown area.

Additional Customer Assistants will be on duty at Loop stations to help customers. Travel assistance will also be offered at a mobile CTA information facility on Jackson just east of Michigan, where CTA personnel will sell Transit Cards valued at $1.50 (single ride) and $1.80 (ride with transfer), as well as 1, 2, 3, and 5-Day Visitor Passes.

Rail Service

Blue LineLonger eight car trains and more frequent service from O'Hare, Forest Park and 54th/Cermak.

Red LineLonger eight car trains and more frequent service from both 95th and Howard.

Green LineLonger six car trains will operate on their normal schedules with the last trains leaving their terminals at 1:00 a.m.

Orange/Brown Lines LineLonger eight car trains on the Orange Line and six car trains on the Brown Line, more frequent and later (until 1:30 a.m.) service from the Loop.

Yellow LineMore frequent and later (until 1 a.m.) service from Howard.

Purple LineTrains will operate until 2 a.m. between Howard and Linden.

Bus Service

#124 Navy Pier Express buses will serve Navy Pier directly from Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center (North Western Station) from 3 p.m. to midnight.

After the fireworks, extra buses will be staged at Navy Pier on the four routes that regularly serve the pier; #29 State, #56 Milwaukee, #65 Grand and #66 Chicago.

Michigan Avenue and State Street will be closed to traffic downtown at about 7:30 p.m., and buses using these streets will be detoured to Clark and Dearborn.

#3 King Drive and #4 Cottage Grove buses will be staged southbound on Michigan at Van Buren.

#6 Jeffery Express, #29 State, and #62 Archer buses will be available for service southbound on Clark from Wacker to Van Buren.

#12 Roosevelt buses will start trips west on Roosevelt from Michigan.

#20 Madison and #56 Milwaukee buses will await riders on Madison at State.

#60 Blue Island/26th and #126 Jackson buses will be on Adams at State.

#22 Clark, #36 Broadway, #146 Marine/Michigan and #151 Sheridan buses will enter service northbound on Dearborn from Van Buren.

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