The Chicago Transit Authority will provide service to area beaches on the #63 63rd, #72 North and the #78 Montrose bus routes this summer beginning Saturday, May 26. Buses along the routes will serve local beaches from 9 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. During non-beach hours, the buses will travel to their regular terminals.
Buses will operate to 63rd Street beach at Hayes and Lake Shore Drive. Weekday beach service will be added during beach hours (9 a.m. " 9:30 p.m.) beginning Monday, June 18. During non-beach hours, the route will travel to the regular terminal at 63rd and Stony Island.
Buses will serve North Avenue beach at LaSalle Drive. Weekday beach service will be added during beach hours (9 a.m. " 9:30 p.m. ) beginning Monday, June 18. During non-beach hours, the route ends at the regular terminal at North and Clark.
Buses will serve Montrose Avenue beach only on weekends and holidays. Regular terminal is Montrose and Marine.
A number of CTA bus routes provide service within walking distance to many local Chicago beaches.
Montrose Avenue beach is within walking distance of the #81 Lawrence that terminates at Wilson and Marine.
Oak Street, North Avenue and most other North Side beaches can be reached from buses that operate near the lakefront, such as the #77 Belmont, #145 Wilson/Michigan Express, #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express and #151 Sheridan. Oak Street beach also is within walking distance of #66 Chicago buses.
Foster Avenue beach can be reached from #92 Foster and #147 Outer Drive Express buses.
Hollywood beach can be reached from #84 Peterson and #147 Outer Drive Express buses.
Loyola beach can be reached from #147 Outer Drive Express and #155 Devon buses.
57th Street beach is near CTA's terminal for #10 Museum of Science & Industry and #55 Garfield buses at the Museum of Science & Industry. The 57th Street beach also can be reached from #6 Jackson Park Express buses.
31st Street beachcan be reached from #35 35th buses.
12th Street beach, adjacent to the Adler Planetarium, can be reached from #12 Roosevelt, #130 Grant Park Treasures and the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express buses.
Ohio Street beach and Navy Piercan be reached from #29 State, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago and #124 Navy Pier buses.
For details about all CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit the web site at www.transitchicago.com.# # #