CTA to Provide Service for Bears Preseason Game at Soldier Field

August 20, 2010
CTA’s #128 Soldier Field Express and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express routes are convenient and affordable travel options for fans heading to the Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders preseason game Saturday, August 21 at Soldier Field. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Supplemental service will be provided on both routes to accommodate anticipated crowds.
 
#128 Soldier Field Express will operate non-stop between the Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station and Soldier Field for the convenience of Bears fans. Service will operate from 5:15 p.m. until 7:35 p.m. After the game, buses will leave Soldier Field every few minutes for one hour. 
 
With the completion of the Jackson Street Bridge project, boarding locations for the #128 differ from last season.  Buses at Union Station will board at the far side stop eastbound on Jackson/Riverside (one block east of Canal), then travel east on Jackson to Columbus making a stop at Columbus/11th street before proceeding to Lake Shore Drive and exiting at 18th Street.
 
Buses at Ogilvie Station will board southbound at the near side stop on Clinton/Madison, then travel south on Clinton to Jackson to Columbus, making a stop at Columbus/11th Street before proceeding to Lake Shore Drive and exiting at 18th.
 
The fare for #128 buses is $1 for full-fare customers and 50 cents for reduced-fare customers. The exact cash fare is required.
 
#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express will operate every few minutes for two hours before the game's start and one hour after game's end.  
 
Customers also can travel to Soldier Field via Red, Orange or Green line trains. The Roosevelt station is located at Roosevelt and State, a few blocks west of the stadium. CTA will provide additional Customer Assistants at the Roosevelt Green and Orange Line elevated and Red Line subway stations to assist fans.
 
For rail customers the fare is $2.25. Customers who use magnetic strip cards or other CTA fare media may transfer for a 25-cent fee. Transfers are not available for customers paying fares in cash.   
 
For information on all CTA service call 836-7000 from any local area code.
 
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