CTA to Provide Extra Service for 2016 Magnificent Mile Festival of Lights

November 17, 2016


CTA will provide additional bus and train service on Saturday, November 19, for the 2016 Magnificent Mile Festival of Lights.

Rail: CTA will operate longer trains on the Blue, Brown, Orange and Pink Lines from approximately 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. There will be more frequent service on the Red Line from approximately 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Bus: Several buses will be temporarily rerouted due to street closures associated with the festival including: #3 King Drive; #4 Cottage Grove; #6 Jackson Park Express; #22 Clark; #36 Broadway; #66 Chicago; #70 Division; #146 Inner Dr./Michigan Express; #147 Outer Drive Express; #151 Sheridan.


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 fare cards via the free Ventra app, at rail stations, online or at nearly 1,300 local retailers (for locations available or to download the app, visit ventrachicago.com).

Other ways to pay fares include purchasing from CTA vending machines 1-day unlimited ride tickets ($10) or single-ride tickets ($3) that offer up to two transfers within two hours. Customers can also pay their fares with contactless bankcards and mobile wallets.

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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