CTA to Provide Extra Service for Cubs National League Division Series Playoff Games

October 6, 2016

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 San Francisco Giants in Games 1 and 2 of the National League Division Series on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8. The first pitch will be thrown at 8:15 p.m. Friday, and approx. 7:08 p.m. Saturday. 

For weeknight playoff home games, more frequent service will operate on CTA's Red Line leading up to the first pitch. 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 make stops at these stations during weeknight evening rush periods.

In addition, during night games, Yellow Line trains will operate from Howard to Skokie until midnight. Note: On Friday, Yellow Line trains will operate until 1 a.m.

For weeknight and weekend games, CTA will provide extra service on the #80 Irving Park and the #152 Addison bus routes. Fans can also use the #8 Halsted and #22 Clark bus routes to get to Wrigley Field.

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

The CTA strongly 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 free 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 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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