Annual Bud Billiken Parade, Tall Ships, Taylor Swift and Sox
BUD BILLIKEN PARADE
Additional service will be provided on CTA buses and trains for customers heading to the 84th Annual Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic on Saturday, August 10. The parade will start at 10 a.m. and run until approximately 4 p.m. before disbanding in Washington Park.
Extra service will be provided on the #3 King Drive, #4 Cottage Grove, #15 Jeffery Local, #29 State, #47 47th, #55 Garfield and the #R95 95th Express bus routes.
The southbound lanes of King Drive from 33rd Street to Oakwood, Oakwood from King Drive to Langley, and Pershing from King Drive to Cottage Grove will be used for parade assembly beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday.
As a result of the street closures, CTA will reroute the #3 King Drive, #15 Jeffery Local, #R39 Pershing Shuttle, #43 43rd, #47 47th and #55 Garfield buses around the immediate parade area.
Detours will begin at 6 a.m. at the direction of the Chicago Police Department based on traffic volume in the area. King Drive is expected to remain closed until late Saturday afternoon.
Green Line: longer trains will operate beginning at approximately 5:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. from Harlem/Lake and approximately 6:30 a.m. until 8:15 p.m. from 63rd/Cottage Grove.
#3 King Drive
Supplemental service will operate on the #3 King Drive route beginning at 7 a.m.
Northbound #3 buses will detour around the parade area via King Drive, 61st Street, Indiana, 31st Street to King Drive and resume the regular route. Southbound #3 buses will operate via 31st Street, Michigan, 61st Street to King Drive and resume the regular route.
#15 Jeffery Local
Northbound #15 Jeffery Local buses will travel over the regular route along 51st Street to Drexel then will operate via Drexel, Bowen/Payne to Cottage Grove before turning to begin southbound service.
From Payne at Cottage Grove, southbound #15 buses will travel north on Cottage Grove to 51st Street and resume the regular route.
#R39 Pershing Shuttle
Eastbound #R39 Pershing Shuttle buses will travel over the regular route along Indiana past 39th Street to 35th Street then will operate via 35th Street, Cottage Grove to 39th Street and resume the regular route. Westbound #R39 buses will travel over the regular route along 39th Street to Cottage Grove then will operate via Cottage Grove, 35th Street, Michigan, 41st Street to Indiana and resume the regular route.
Eastbound #43 43rd buses will not travel past the 43rd Street Green Line station. From the Green Line, westbound #43 buses will travel west on 43rd Street over the regular route.
Service on the #47 47th will operate in two segments with regularly scheduled service operating between the Orange Line at Midway and the 47th Street Green Line station.
Service East of 47th Green Line Station: in addition, service will be provided east of the 47th Street Green Line station, with eastbound #47 buses traveling via 47th Street, Indiana, 35th Street, Cottage Grove to 47th and resuming the regular route. Westbound #47 buses traveling to the Green Line will operate via 47th Street, Cottage Grove, 35th Street, Michigan to 47th Street and resume the regular route.
Supplemental service will be provided on the #55 Garfield route beginning at 7 a.m.
Eastbound #55 buses will travel over the regular route to 55th Street/Michigan and then will operate via Michigan, 61st Street, Cottage Grove to 55th Street and resume the regular route. Westbound #55 buses will travel over the regular route to 55th Street/Cottage Grove then will travel via Cottage Grove, 61st Street, Indiana then return to 55th Street and resume the regular route.
Shuttle Service: between MSI and Garfield/Green Line
A bus shuttle will operate between the Garfield (55th Street) Green Line station and the Museum of Science & Industry.
TAYLOR SWIFT CONCERT
Additional bus service will be provided for fans attending the Taylor Swift concert at Soldier Field on Saturday, August 10. The gates open at 5:30 p.m.
More frequent service will be provided along the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express route beginning at approximately 5 p.m. until the start of the concert at 6:30 p.m. Additional service will be provided at the end of the concert as long as crowds warrant.
TALL SHIPS CHICAGO 2013
The annual Tall Ships Chicago 2013 exhibit is now at Navy Pier through Sunday, August 11, where visitors can board and ride the historic sailing vessels. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. each day through Saturday and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The following service will be provided for customers heading to Navy Pier:
Additional service on the #124 Navy Pier will operate from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. each day through Saturday, August 10. On Sunday, additional service will operate approximately every 8 minutes from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Additional service on the #29 State will operate between Navy Pier and State/Roosevelt approximately every 20 minutes on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Additional service on the #65 Grand will operate approximately every 20 minutes between Navy Pier and the Grand Blue Line station from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. on Saturday and approximately every 20 minutes on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.
TWINS VERSUS WHITE SOX
The White Sox host the Minnesota Twins this weekend with game time at 1:10 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. on Friday, August 9; 3:05 p.m. Saturday, August 10; and 1:10 p.m. on Sunday, August 11. Baseball fans have the following convenient travel options to U.S. Cellular Field:
Red or Green Line
From the north, customers can take the Red or Green Line south to the accessible 35th Bronzeville-IIT station, located a few blocks east of the ballpark. Fans can walk to the ballpark or transfer to westbound #35 35th buses that stop at U.S. Cellular.
From the south, customers can board at any Green or Red Line station on the Green Line South elevated tracks and exit at 35th-Bronzeville-IIT, located a few blocks east of the ballpark. Fans can walk to the park or transfer to westbound #35 buses that stop at U.S. Cellular.
Customers also have the option of taking a free shuttle bus from the 69th, 79th, 87th and 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line stations to the Garfield elevated station, where they will have free entry, and continue their trip north to U.S. Cellular by exiting at 35th-Bronzeville-IIT.
Orange Line customers can reach the ballpark via the 35th/Archer station and transfer to either the #35 35th or the #39 Pershing buses.
#35 35th buses stop at U.S. Cellular and 35th Street stations on the Green, Orange and Red lines.
#24 Wentworth buses serve the stadium through early evening from Clark Street downtown, and from 79th via Vincennes, Wentworth and LaSalle.
#29 State buses from Navy Pier on the north and 95th Street on the south stop at State/35th. Fans can walk to the ballpark or transfer to #35 35th buses that stop at U.S. Cellular.
Use CTA Bus Tracker and CTA Train Tracker to help plan travel to events throughout the city and 4 surrounding suburbs. Check out CTA on Twitter (@CTA) for system travel updates and alerts.
Park & Ride Facilities
To avoid traffic congestion, combine the convenience of driving with the economical savings of public transit by using CTA Park & Ride facilities. Parking is available for approximately 6,000 cars at CTA’s 17 Park & Ride facilities, mainly at rail terminals, throughout the CTA system.
Park & Ride stations are listed on CTA’s system map and on the CTA’s website at transitchicago.com/parking/.
Bus customers who use CTA fare media pay $2.00 to ride. For rail customers or those who pay cash on the bus, the fare is $2.25. Customers who use CTA fare media may transfer for a 25 cent fee. Transfers are not available for customers paying fares in cash.
For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.
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