CTA to Provide Extra Service to Shamrock Shuffle and Upcoming Events at United Center

March 30, 2017

Reminder: Red Line Service Changes begin April 3 for 95th/Dan Ryan Construction

The Chicago Transit Authority will provide extra service for customers attending the 2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle and upcoming events at the United Center.

Separately, CTA is reminding customers of upcoming rush period service changes on the Red Line beginning April 3 due to work on the 95th Street Terminal Improvement Project.

2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle

CTA is providing extra rail service for the Shamrock Shuffle on Sunday, April 2:

  • Red Line:             More frequent service from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. 
  • Blue Line:            Longer trains from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Brown Line:        Longer trains from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Several CTA bus routes will be temporarily rerouted due to street closures associated with the event beginning Sunday, April 2 at approximately 8 a.m., including:

#3 King Drive, #4 Cottage Grove, #6 Jackson Park Express*, #12 Roosevelt, #J14 Jeffery Jump*, #18 16th-18th, #20 Madison, #22 Clark, #29 State, #36 Broadway, #56 Milwaukee, #60 Blue Island/26th, #62 Archer, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago, #124 Navy Pier, #126 Jackson, #146 Inner Drive/ Michigan Express, #147 Outer Drive Express and #151 Sheridan.

Customers are advised to check individual bus routes at transitchicago.com/alerts.

*Note: #6 Jackson Park Express and #J14 Jeffery Jump buses will be rerouted beginning Saturday, April 1 at approximately 12 p.m. due to set up associated with the event.

United Center Events

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

  • Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m. - Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Saturday, April 1 at 4 p.m. – Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks
  • Sunday, April 2 at 11:30 a.m. – Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins

Bus Service:

#19 United Center Express: Service will begin approximately 1.5 hours before events until one hour after events end.  Buses will await customers on the north side of the United Center eastbound on the Madison near Gate 3.

#50 Damen: #50 provides a good option for customers accessing the United Center from the north and south and provides connections with Orange, Pink, Blue and Brown lines. Northbound #50 buses will await customers on Damen at Madison after each event.

Rail Service:

CTA’s Ashland/Lake station, served by the Green and Pink lines, is located 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.

Reminder: Red Line service impacts begin April 3

CTA is beginning the next major construction phase of its signature 95th Terminal Improvement Project that is expanding and greatly improving the 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line station.

The next phase will include work on the tracks, existing station platform and the new North and South Terminal buildings. To complete this work, the CTA will need to make some minor changes to Red Line service during the construction period.

Beginning April 3, CTA will reroute some Red Line trains in the off-peak direction only for approximately 2 ½ hours each weekday in order to maintain Red Line service, keep the 95th/Dan Ryan station open and minimize customer impacts during construction. During these times, some off-peak direction Red Line trains south of Roosevelt will be rerouted onto the Green Line to or from the Ashland/63rd station.

For more information on the service changes, visit: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/alert_detail.aspx​?AlertId=40115.

For more information on the 95th Terminal Improvement Project, visit: http://www.transitchicago.com/95thTerminal/.

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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