CTA to Provide Extra Service for Weekend Events

September 3, 2015

All CTA bus and rail service will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Labor Day

The Chicago Transit Authority is a convenient and affordable transit option for those traveling to events throughout the city over Labor Day weekend. Additional service will be provided to accommodate customers heading to the North Coast Music Festival in Union Park, the Chicago Bears pre-season game at Soldier Field and the USA Eagles vs. Australian Wallabies rugby match at Soldier Field. 

The CTA strongly recommends that customers traveling to and from events around Chicago this weekend 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.

NOTE: All CTA bus and rail service will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Monday, September 7, 2015, when Labor Day is observed.

North Coast Music Festival

The CTA will provide extra bus and rail service for this weekend’s North Coast Music Festival at Union Park.

Green Line:

Friday: Longer trains will operate beginning at approximately 6 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday: Longer trains will operate beginning at approximately 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Pink Line:

Saturday/Sunday: Longer trains will operate beginning at approximately 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.

#9 Ashland

Extra service will operate on the #9 route each evening until approximately one hour after the event ends.

Bears Game

The Chicago Bears will host the Cleveland Browns at Soldier Field this Thursday for a pre-season game at 7 p.m. The CTA will operate the #128 Soldier Field Express between Union Station, Ogilvie and Soldier Field, and will provide additional #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express service for customers heading to the game. Additional service will begin at approximately
4:30 p.m. and continue until one hour after the game ends.

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

USA Rugby Eagles vs. Australian Wallabies

For customers traveling to Soldier Field on Saturday for the 2015 USA Rugby Eagles vs. Qantas Wallabies rugby match, the CTA will provide extra service on the #130 Museum Campus and the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express routes. Southbound #130 service will be extended until 6:15 p.m. so customers can take it to the match. Extra service on the #146 begins at approximately 3:30 p.m. Extra service will conclude on both routes approximately one hour after the match ends.

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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