CTA to Provide Extra Bus, Rail Service for Cubs NLCS Playoffs Games

October 19, 2015

Fans heading to Wrigley Field for Cubs playoff games will find CTA is a convenient and affordable transit option. The Chicago Cubs will host the New York Mets in Games 3 and 4  on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively (and Game 5 on Thursday if necessary) of the National League Championship Series. Game time is 7 p.m. each night.


For this week’s home games, more frequent service will operate on CTA's Red Line leading up to the games. Fans can transfer to Red Line trains from all other rail lines and from most east-west bus routes. The wheelchair accessible Addison Red Line station provides immediate access to Wrigley Field, which is half a block west of the station. The ballpark is also just a couple of blocks south of the Sheridan stop on the CTA Red Line. Loop-bound Purple Line Express trains will also make stops at these stations during the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening rush period.


For each game, the CTA will also provide extra service on the #80 Irving Park and the #152 Addison routes.


Fans can also use the #8 Halsted and #22 Clark bus routes to get to Wrigley Field. In addition, each night of playoff games the Yellow Line shuttle buses will operate until 12 a.m. from Howard.


CTA also offers connections at or near multiple Metra stations. For more information, visit: www.metrarail.com.


The CTA strongly recommends that customers allow extra travel time and also purchase fares in advance to decrease travel times and avoid long lines at rail station vending machines. Customers can load ahead of time transit value or unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) to their Ventra farecards at rail stations, online or at nearly 1,300 local retailers (locations available at ventrachicago.com). Other ways to pay fares including purchase from CTA vending machines 1-day unlimited ride tickets ($10) or single-ride tickets ($3) that include up to two transfers in two hours. Customers can also pay their fares with their personal contactless debit or credit cards.


Stay in the Loop on CTA service

Plan your trip using the Google Transit Trip Planner. Be sure to also check out CTA on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for system travel updates and alerts.


For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.


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