CTA Service to O’Hare and Midway Airports Saves Travelers Time and Stress Over the Holiday Weekend

December 23, 2009

NOTE:  CTA buses and trains will operate on a normal weekday schedule on Thursday, December 24 – Christmas Eve. On Friday, December 25 – Christmas Day – CTA will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.

 
CTA service to both major Chicago airports provides holiday travelers with reliable and economical transportation.   
 
As a result of CTA’s aggressive efforts to eliminate slow zones along the O’Hare branch of the Blue Line, air travelers now can reach O’Hare Airport in approximately 40 – 45 minutes from the Clark/Lake station in the Loop.  Elevated rail customers can transfer to the Blue Line for no additional charge at the Clark/Lake station.  Red Line customers can connect to the Blue Line by using the pedestrian transfer tunnel at Jackson.
 
Also, customers can transfer to the Blue Line from all east-west bus routes between Grand and Foster, and from many north-south bus routes.
 
Orange Line trains provide direct service to Midway Airport. In the Loop, rail customers can transfer to Orange Line trains at the Clark/Lake station for no charge. In addition, Red Line customers can transfer to the Orange Line at the Roosevelt station at no extra charge.  
 
To avoid traffic congestion, customers can combine the convenience of driving with the economical savings of public transit by using CTA Park and 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 web site at www.transitchicago.com. Customers may also obtain information on Park & Ride facilities by calling 836-7000 from any local area code.
 
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