CTA to Provide Extra Service for Weekend Events

November 27, 2015

The Chicago Transit Authority is a convenient and affordable transit option for customers traveling to upcoming events throughout Chicago. Additional service will be provided to accommodate customers heading to the Illinois vs. Northwestern game at Soldier Field and the upcoming events at the United Center.

Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

United Center Events

The CTA will operate the #19 United Center Express for customers attending upcoming events at the United Center:

  • Monday, November 30 at 7 p.m. – Chicago Bulls vs. San Antonio Spurs
  • Tuesday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild
  • Wednesday, December 2 at 7 p.m. – Chicago Bulls vs. Denver Nuggets


Bus Service:

Extra service from #19 Express buses will leave from Michigan and Randolph beginning approximately two hours before the start of each event. After each event, #19 Express buses will await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on Madison near Gate 3. Extra #19 Express bus service will conclude approximately one hour after each event.

Rail Service:

CTA’s Ashland/Lake station served by Green and Pink lines is just a few blocks northeast of the United Center. Customers exiting at the station can transfer to #9 Ashland buses or simply walk a few blocks to the stadium. Customers taking the Blue Line can get to the United Center by exiting at the Illinois Medical District station and walking a few blocks north to the United Center.

Illinois vs. Northwestern Game

The Illinois Fighting Illini will play the Northwestern Wildcats at Soldier Field this Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

The CTA will provide additional service on the #130 Museum Campus and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express routes for customers heading to the game. Additional service will begin at approximately 11 a.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.

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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