CTA Provides Service to Chicago’s Beaches

May 24, 2007
05/24/07

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.

#63 63rd
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.

#72 North
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.

#78 Montrose
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.

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