CTA Resumes Summer Weekend Service to Beaches

May 23, 2008

Extended Service Hours on the #124 Navy Pier

The Chicago Transit Authority will provide weekend and holiday service to area beaches on the #63 63rd, #72 North and the #78 Montrose bus routes this summer beginning Saturday, May 24 through Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

Beaches are open from 9 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. During the summer service schedule, the extended service will only be available during the hours beaches are open. The bus routes will travel to their regular terminals when the beaches are closed.

#63 63rd

Buses will operate to the 63rd Street beach at Hayes and Lake Shore Drive. Weekday beach service will be added during beach hours beginning Monday, June 16 through Friday, August 22. The regular terminal is 63rd and Stony Island.

#72 North

Buses will serve the North Avenue beach at LaSalle Drive. Weekday beach service will be added during beach hours beginning Monday, June 16 through Friday, August 22. The regular terminal is North and Clark.

#78 Montrose

Buses will provide service to the Montrose Avenue beach only on weekends and holidays. The 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 #157 Streeterville buses (weekdays only) and the #66 Chicago route.

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 and Industry. The 57th Street beach also can be reached from #6 Jackson Park Express buses.

31st Street beach can 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 Pier can be reached from #29 State, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago and #124 Navy Pier buses.

In addition, service will operate until midnight on the #124 Navy Pier starting Friday, May 23 to Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

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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