CTA to Provide Extra Weekend Service for Lollapalooza

July 29, 2015

Additional service also provided for Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain match; Riders advised to plan ahead

The Chicago Transit Authority is a convenient and affordable transit option for those traveling to upcoming events around Chicago, including Lollapalooza at Grant Park and the Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain match at Soldier Field.

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 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.

Customers should allow extra travel time when heading to/from these events.

RAIL SERVICE:

To accommodate additional ridership for Lollapalooza, the CTA will provide extra rail service beginning Friday evening, July 31 through Sunday, August 2:

Blue Line

Friday: Longer trains will operate until 11:30 p.m. and with increased frequency between 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Longer trains will operate beginning 1:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.

Red Line:

Friday: Longer trains will operate until midnight and with increased frequency from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Saturday and Sunday: Longer trains will operate until midnight and with increased frequency from 95th/Dan Ryan beginning at 6:30 p.m. until midnight.

Brown Line:

Friday: Longer trains will operate until 11 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Longer trains will operate beginning 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Green Line:

Friday: Longer trains will operate from Harlem/Lake until 10 p.m., and until 11 p.m. from Ashland/63rd.

Saturday and Sunday: Beginning 10 a.m., longer trains will operate from Harlem/Lake until
10 p.m., and until 11 p.m. from 63rd/Cottage.

Orange Line:

Friday: Longer trains will operate until 11 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Longer trains will operate beginning 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Pink and Purple Lines:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Trains will operate on a normal schedule all weekend.

Yellow Line:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Service on the Yellow Line continues to be suspended. Yellow Line customers can board free shuttle buses at Yellow Line stations (Dempster-Skokie, Oakton-Skokie and Howard) to travel between Dempster and Howard. From Wednesday until Sunday, Yellow Line shuttle buses will operate until 12 a.m. from Howard. 

Nine Bus Routes Detoured Due to Street Closures for Lollapalooza

In effect from approximately Wednesday, July 29 at 12 p.m. to Wednesday, August 5 at 12 p.m.,

the following nine CTA bus routes will be detoured due to street closures for the set-up, duration and clean-up of Lollapalooza 2015: #2 Hyde Park Express, #6 Jackson Park Express, #7 Harrison, #10 Museum of Science & Industry, #J14 Jeffery Jump, #26 South Shore Express, #126 Jackson, #143 Stockton/Michigan Express and #147 Outer Drive Express.

Streets that are closed during this time are:

- Balbo from Lake Shore Drive to Michigan Avenue

- Jackson from Lake Shore Drive to Columbus

- Columbus from Monroe to Roosevelt

- Congress from Columbus to Michigan Avenue

Northbound #2, #6, #10, #J14 and #26 buses will travel their regular routes along Columbus to Roosevelt then operate via Roosevelt, Michigan to Balbo and resume their regular routes. Southbound #2, #6, #10, #J14 and #26 buses will travel the reverse route.

Eastbound #7, #126 and #143 buses and southbound #147 buses will be unable to enter/serve the Congress circle and will instead travel their regular routes along Michigan to Harrison before turning to begin their reverse trips west- and southbound, respectively.

Westbound #7, #126 and northbound #143 buses will begin their trips from Harrison/Michigan and travel south on Wabash to Balbo then operate via Balbo, Michigan and continue north past Congress over their regular routes.

Northbound #147 buses will begin their trips from Harrison/Michigan and travel west on Harrison to State, and then operate north on State past Congress over the regular route.

Customers should allow extra travel time.

Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain International Champions Cup Match

To accommodate customers planning to attend the 2015 Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain match, CTA will provide additional bus service on the #130 Museum Campus and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express routes on Wednesday, July 29. The extra service on #130 Museum Campus will run from approximately 6:45 p.m. until one hour after the match ends. Extra service on the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express will run from approximately 5:40 p.m. until 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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