CTA Provides Service to Blackhawks Playoff Games at the United Center

April 16, 2009

The Chicago Transit Authority’s #19 United Center Express route provides a convenient travel option for fans attending playoff games between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Calgary Flames at the United Center.  Game 1 begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight, April 16.

The best-of-seven series continues with Game 2 on Saturday, April 18 beginning at 8:00 p.m., Game 5 (if needed) begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 25; and Game 7 (if needed) will take place on Wednesday, April 29 at a time to be determined.

Buses will leave every 10 minutes from Michigan and Randolph beginning 90 minutes before the start of each game until the game begins.

When the game ends, #19 buses will depart the United Center approximately every 15 minutes for one hour. #19 buses no longer make stops along Michigan Avenue north of Randolph, but continue to make all stops on Madison from Wabash to Clinton.  From Clinton, #19 buses run express to the United Center.

After each game, #19 buses will await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on Madison near Gate 3.  On the return trip, #19 buses will operate east on Washington to Wacker, then head south to Monroe and east to Michigan, making all stops from Jefferson to Michigan before turning north on Michigan and making the final stop at Randolph.

Bus customers who use CTA fare media pay $2.00 to ride.  For customers who pay cash on the bus, the fare is $2.25.

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

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