CTA Tradition of Penny Fares and Later Service Hours on New Year’s Eve Continues

December 26, 2007
12/26/07

Note: All CTA bus and rail service will operate on a regular schedule on Monday, December 31. Bus and rail service will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule Tuesday, January 1.

CTA will continue its tradition of offering penny rides on New Year's Eve beginning at8 p.m. on Monday, December 31 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, January 1 (New Year's Day). In addition, later service hours also will be in effect on several bus and rail routes making CTA a convenient, safe and affordable travel alternative for those out celebrating the New Year.

Bus Service

#4 Cottage Grove buses will operate all night between Washington/State and 95th/Cottage Grove. Buses will operate every 15 minutes north of 63rd and Cottage Grove and every 30 minutes south of 63rd.

#6 Jackson Park Express buses will operate southbound from downtown every 15 minutes until 3:15 a.m. The last northbound trip to downtown will leave 79th/South Shore Drive at 2:18 a.m.

#20 Madison buses will operate with more frequent service between Austin and Washington and State. Buses will operate every 15 minutes eastbound from Austin until 4:58 a.m. and westbound from Washington and State until 5:40 a.m.

#29 State buses will operate all night southbound from Navy Pier to 95th/Dan Ryan. The last northbound bus to Navy Pier will leave 95th at 1:25 a.m.

#65 Grand buses will operate westbound from Navy Pier to Grand and Nordica until 3 a.m. The last eastbound bus to Navy Pier will leave Grand and Nordica at 2 a.m. Service will operate every 10 minutes east of California until mid-evening and every 15 - 30 minutes from Nordica thereafter.

#66 Chicago buses operate westbound from Navy Pier to Chicago and Austin Avenue until 3 a.m. The last eastbound bus from Austin Avenue to Navy Pier will leave at midnight. Regular Night Owl service will operate between State/Washington and Chicago/Pulaski.

#124 Navy Pier buses will operate southbound from Navy Pier to the Millennium Park Randolph Street Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station until 1 a.m. The last northbound trip to Navy Pier from Union Station will be at 12:30 a.m.

#151 Sheridan buses will operate throughout the evening southbound between Howard and Union Station. Northbound #151 buses will operate from Union Station to the Red Line Howard station from 12:52 a.m. until 7:05 a.m. Southbound buses will operate from the Howard station to Union Station from midnight until 6:43 a.m. Owl service will operate every 15 minutes south of Foster and every 30 minutes north of Foster.

Rail Service

The last trip on all Brown, Orange, Pink and Green Line trains will leave downtown at 1:30 a.m. from the following downtown stations:

  • Brown Line - Washington/Wells
  • Green Line - Adams (northbound) and Clinton (southbound)
  • Orange Line ? Library-State/Van Buren
  • Pink Line - Clark/Lake

Purple Line trains will operate from Howard to Linden until 2:30 a.m.

More frequent service will operate on the Red Line (every 10 minutes) and Blue Line Forest Park and O'Hare (every 15 minutes) which operate 24 hours daily.

Yellow Line trains will operate from Howard to Skokie until 2:30 a.m.

Information about all CTA service will be available throughout the night New Year's Eve (normal hours are usually 5 a.m. " 1 a.m. seven days a week) by calling 836-7000 (all local area codes).

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