CTA Scores a Touchdown with Service to Bears Home Games

September 9, 2010
CTA provides convenient and affordable service all season long for fans heading to Soldier Field for the Chicago Bears 2010-2011 football season. The season begins Sunday, September 12, versus the Detroit Lions. Kickoff is at Noon.
 
For the home opener on Sunday, supplemental service will be provided on the #128 Soldier Field Express and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express. #128 Soldier Field Express buses will operate non-stop between the Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station and Soldier Field for the convenience of Bears fans.
 
Before the game, #128 buses leave stations starting two hours before game time until 30 minutes after kickoff.  For Sunday's home opener, service will operate from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. After the game, buses will leave Soldier Field every few minutes for one hour. 
 
With the completion of the Jackson Street Bridge project, boarding locations for the #128 differ from last season. Buses at Union Station will board at the far side stop eastbound on Jackson/Riverside (one block east of Canal), then travel east on Jackson to Columbus making a stop at Columbus/11th street before proceeding to Lake Shore Drive and exiting at 18th Street.
 
Buses at Ogilvie Station will board southbound at the near side stop on Clinton/Madison, then travel south on Clinton to Jackson to Columbus, making a stop at Columbus/11th Street before proceeding to Lake Shore Drive and exiting at 18th.
 
The cash fare for #128 buses is $1 for full-fare customers and 50 cents for reduced-fare customers. The exact cash is required. Customers who use CTA fare media on the #128 will be charged a regular CTA bus fare.
 
#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express will operate additional buses to Soldier Field every few minutes for two hours before the start of the first game and one hour after game's end.  
 
CTA’s Red, Orange and Green line trains also provide a convenient connection to Soldier Field.  The Roosevelt station is located at Roosevelt and State, a few blocks west of the stadium.  CTA Customer Assistants will be on hand at the Roosevelt Green and Orange Line elevated and Red Line subway stations to assist fans.
 
Bus customers who use CTA fare media pay $2.  For rail customers or customers who pay cash on the bus (excluding the #128), the fare is $2.25.  Customers who use magnetic strip cards or other CTA fare media may transfer for a 25-cent fee.  Transfers are not available for customers paying fares in cash. For information on all CTA service visit www.transitchicago.com or call 836-7000 from any local area code.
 
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