CTA to Provide Extra Service for Cubs World Series Games

October 26, 2016

The Chicago Transit Authority will provide extra rail and bus service for the Chicago Cubs World Series home games. 

Chicago Cubs World Series Games – Friday, Oct. 28 – Sunday, Oct. 30

CTA plans to provide additional service for the Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians World Series games at Wrigley Field (Games 3, 4, and 5**) currently scheduled for Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30**. First pitch is scheduled for 7:08 p.m. **Note: Sunday October 30th game is tentative at the time of this release.

Red Line: Additional train service will be provided leading up to first pitch through the end of the game. Addison Red Line (wheelchair accessible) is closest station.

Yellow Line: Train service between Howard and Skokie will be extended until 2 a.m.

Bus: Additional service on the #80 Irving Park and the #152 Addison will be available starting about three hours before the game begins. There will also be extra service available after the game for approximately one hour. The #8 Halsted and #22 Clark routes are also a good way to get to the game.

For more information on getting to Wrigley Field on the CTA, visit: http://www.transitchicago.com/riding_cta/popdest/sports.aspx.  

PLAN AHEAD: PURCHASE FARES EARLY!

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 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 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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