CTA Takes Fans to the Ballpark for Cubs Playoff Games

October 3, 2007
10/03/07

CTA provides convenient and affordable bus and train service to Wrigley Field this weekend. The Chicago Cubs will host the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Saturday, October 6 at 5 p.m. and Game 4 on Sunday at 12:07 p.m.

More frequent service will operate on CTA's Red Line which provides direct service to Wrigley Field via the accessible station at Addison. Fans can transfer to Red Line trains from all other rail lines and from most east-west bus routes.

Customers heading to Wrigley Field from Purple Line trains serving the northern suburbs can board Red Line trains at Howard. Fans using this station also can take advantage of convenient Park & Ride lot at Howard and Linden. Parking fees at these lots are $2.

On Sunday, CTA recommends customers heading to Wrigley Field via the Red Line allow extra travel time due to three-track operation at the Belmont and Fullerton stations and the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon.

Several CTA bus routes also provide convenient service directly to Wrigley Field:

  • #8 Halsted buses operate north on Halsted from 79th Street to Broadway/Waveland;
  • #22 Clark buses operate north through the Loop on Dearborn and south on Clark from Howard;
  • #152 Addisonbuses operate on Addison from Cumberland on the west to Lake Shore Drive on the east. For all games, more frequent service will be provided on the #152 Addison route as crowds warrant, starting two hours before game time and operating until one hour after games end;
  • #154 Wrigley Field Express buses will operate for fans who wish to combine driving and public transit to travel to the games. #154 buses provide direct service to Wrigley Field from parking lots at DeVry University on Rockwell, a quarter-mile west of Western and a quarter-mile south of Addison. Service begins three hours before each game and runs until two hours after games end. A $6 fee includes parking at DeVry and round-trip bus transit for a carload of fans.

For details about all CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit the CTA web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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