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

October 12, 2015

Fans heading to Wrigley Field for Cubs playoff games will find CTA a convenient and affordable transit option. The Chicago Cubs will host the St. Louis Cardinals in Games 3 and 4 of the National League Division Series on Monday and Tuesday.

More frequent service will operate on CTA's Red Line for Monday’s game at 5 p.m. 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 Monday evening rush period.

For both Monday and Tuesday’s 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.

The CTA recommends that customers 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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