CTA bus and rail service is a convenient and affordable option this weekend to get to events throughout the city including Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago Bears Family Fest at Soldier Field, the Los Angeles Angels versus White Sox games at U.S. Cellular Field and the Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias concert at the United Center.
ADDED WEEKEND RAIL SERVICE
Beginning Friday night, August 3 through Sunday night, August 5:
- Blue Line: longer trains will operate from downtown approximately every 7-8 minutes from 9:30 p.m. until midnight.
- Brown Line: longer trains will operate from downtown approximately every 7-8 minutes from 9 p.m. until midnight.
- Green, Orange and Pink Lines: longer trains will operate from downtown approximately every 5 minutes until midnight.
- Purple Line: trains will operate on a normal schedule throughout the weekend.
- Red Line: longer trains will operate from downtown approximately every 5 minutes from 9 p.m. until midnight.
- Yellow Line: service will be extended to operate every 15 minutes until 1 a.m. from the Howard station.
Fans are encouraged to take CTA when heading to Lollapalooza at Grant Park from Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5. Extra rail service will be provided to accommodate concert-goers.
Currently in effect until noon Wednesday, August 8, #2 Hyde Park, #6 Jackson Park Express, #10 Museum of Science & Industry, #14 Jeffery Express, #26 South Shore Express and #X28 Stony Island Express buses will be detoured due to street closures for the set-up, duration and clean-up of Lollapalooza 2012.
Streets that are closed during this time are:
- Columbus Drive between Roosevelt and Monroe
- Jackson Drive between Columbus and Michigan
- Congress Parkway between Columbus and Michigan
- Balbo Drive between Columbus and Michigan
Northbound #2 and #10 buses are traveling over their regular routes along Columbus to Roosevelt then are operating via Roosevelt, Michigan to Balbo and then resuming their regular routes. Southbound #2 and #10 buses are traveling the reverse route.
Northbound #6, #14, #26 and #X28 buses are operating over their regular routes along Columbus to Roosevelt then are traveling via Roosevelt to Michigan and resuming their regular routes north of Balbo. Southbound #6, #14, #26 and #X28 buses are traveling the reverse route.
Customers should allow extra travel time.
CHICAGO BEARS FAMILY FEST
Fans are encouraged to take CTA to get to the annual Chicago Bears Family Fest at Soldier Field on Friday, August 3. Outdoor festivities begin at 4 p.m., gates open at 5 p.m. and practice begins at 7 p.m.
Customers also can travel to Soldier Field via Red, Orange or Green line trains and exit at Roosevelt. The station is located at Roosevelt and State, a few blocks west of the stadium.
The #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express bus route will increase the frequency of service between 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Friday, August 3. Buses will operate approximately every 10 minutes.
Hours of operation will be extended on the #130 Museum Campus route with the last bus departing the Soldier Field at approximately 10:30 p.m. Buses will operate about every 12-15 minutes between Museum Campus and Washington/Clinton.
ANGELS VERSUS WHITE SOX
The White Sox host the Los Angeles Angels this weekend with game time at 7:10 p.m. on Friday, August 3; 6:10 p.m. on Saturday, August 4 and 1:10 p.m. on Sunday, August 5.
- Red Line: the Red Line provides direct service to the accessible Sox-35th station, just steps from the ballpark. Red Line trains operate between Howard and 95th Street. Free connections can be made from Purple and Yellow Line trains at Howard, from Brown Line trains at Belmont and Fullerton, or from all CTA rail lines serving the Loop.
- Green Line: the accessible Green Line station at 35th-Bronzeville-IIT is a few blocks east of the ballpark. Fans can walk to the ballpark or transfer to #35 35th buses, which stop at U.S. Cellular Field. Green Line trains operate on the South Side from 63rd/Ashland and East 63rd/Cottage Grove, and from Lake and Harlem in Oak Park.
- #35 35th: #35 buses stop at U.S. Cellular Field and 35th Street stations on the Green, Orange and Red lines.
- #39 Pershing: #39 buses serve the Sox-35th Red Line station and 35th/Archer Orange Line station.
- #29 State: #29 buses that operate on State Street between the Red Line terminal at 95th Street and Navy Pier provide another nearby travel option.
JENNIFER LOPEZ AND ENRIQUE IGLESIAS CONCERT
The Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias concert will be held at the United Center on Friday, August 3. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
CTA’s #19 United Center Express, #20 Madison and #50 Damen bus routes provide direct service to the stadium.
#19 buses will leave every 12-15 minutes from Michigan and Randolph beginning 90 minutes before the start of the concert. After the concert, #19 buses will await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on Madison near Gate 3 and will depart approximately every 15 minutes for one hour.
Concert-goers also can reach the United Center via the Green and Pink lines. Both routes stop at the Ashland/Lake station which is just a few blocks northeast of the United Center. Fans exiting at the Ashland/Lake station can transfer to #9 Ashland buses or simply walk a few blocks to the stadium.
The Blue Line is also an option to get to the United Center. The Illinois Medical District station on the Forest Park branch of the Blue Line is a few blocks south of the United Center, so riders may walk from the station to the United Center.
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Park & Ride Facilities
To avoid traffic congestion, customers can combine the convenience of driving with the economical savings of public transit by using CTA Park & Ride facilities. Parking is available for approximately 6,000 cars at CTA’s 17 Park & Ride facilities, mainly at rail terminals, throughout the CTA system.
Bus customers who use CTA fare media pay $2.00 to ride. For rail customers or customers who pay cash on the bus, the fare is $2.25. Customers who use CTA fare media may transfer for a 25 cent fee. Transfers are not available for customers paying fares in cash.
For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com
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