CTA’s Affordable Service Gets You to Events Across Town

July 6, 2023

Service to/from concerts, fireworks and various sporting events across the city; Weekend work to temporarily impact Green Line service

Ride with CTA to engage in all the summer activities with friends and relatives. Customers can save money by purchasing an unlimited rides pass, either the 1-Day ($5) – far more economical and convenient than the price of gas and parking - or the 3-Day ($15) pass – a real budget-saving move.

Service for Upcoming Events

United Center

Get to and from the following event via the #20 Madison and #50 Damen bus routes. Customers can also take the #19 United Center Express route post event:

  • Drake and 21 Savage – Thu. 7/6 at 7 p.m.


Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Service on the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express route

  • Dave Matthews Band – Fri. 7/7 and Sat. 7/8 at 7:30 p.m.


Soldier Field

Service on the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express route

  • Heroes Night: Nashville SC vs. Chicago FC – Sat. 7/8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Star Wars Night: CF Montreal vs. Chicago FC – Wed. 7/12 at 7:30 p.m.


Navy Pier Fireworks

Service on the #29 State, #66 Chicago and #124 Navy Pier routes.

  • Sat. 7/8 at 10 p.m.


Guaranteed Rate Field

  • Blue Jays vs. White Sox – Thu. 7/6 at 7:10 p.m.
  • St. Louis Cardinals vs. White Sox. Fri. 7/7 at 7:10 p.m., Sat. 7/8 and Sun. 7/9 at 1:10 p.m.  



  • Red Line: Guaranteed Rate Field is just one block west of the Sox-35th station.
  • Green Line: The 35th-Bronzeville-IIT station is just three blocks east of the ballpark.
  • CTA’s Park & Ride lots are also a good choice to access CTA train service. For more information, visit transitchicago.com/parking.
  • Adjacent bus routes: Several CTA bus routes serve the ballpark area, including:
    • #1 Bronzeville/Union Station (during Monday – Friday rush periods only)
    • #4 Cottage Grove
    • #24 Wentworth
    • #29 State
    • #31 31st (which runs Monday – Friday to 7 p.m.)
    • #35 35th (which connects with Orange and Green lines)
    • #39 Pershing (which connects with Orange and Green lines)
    • #44 Wallace/Racine

Service to the Lakefront

Throughout the summer, the following bus routes will operate directly to the lakefront and its beaches: #35 31st/35th, #63 63rd *, #72 North and #78 Montrose.

*Note: Due to CDOT construction at the beach parking lot, the CTA service stop for customers heading to the 63rd Street Beach will be at a crosswalk on the south side of Hayes Drive and Lakeshore Drive.

Weekend Work to Temporarily Impact Green Line Service

  • On Sat. 7/8 from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun. 7/9 from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., rail service between the Loop and the 35th-Brozeville-IIT station will be temporarily suspended. More details regarding work on Saturday (HERE) and Sunday (HERE).
  • The Green Line will operate in two sections, between Harlem/Lake and the outer Loop and between 35th-Brozeville-IIT and Ashland/63rd as well as 63rd/Cottage Grove.
  • There will be no Green Line service from the Loop toward Roosevelt and the South Side.
  • Customers can take a train to the Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren station to transfer to free shuttle buses south to 35th-Bronzeville-IIT.
  • Shuttle buses will operate in both directions between Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren and 35th-Brozeville-IIT, stopping near Roosevelt/Wabash and Cermak-McCormick Place.
  • Red Line trains can be used as an alternative by taking a 95th-bound train south to Sox-35th station and transfer free to the Green Line at the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT station (about a one block walk east between the two stations).
  • Service changes are due to track maintenance work occurring this weekend.

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by downloading the Ventra app, which allows you to manage your Ventra account, and also features a new trip planning tool powered by Google Maps. 

Fare payment options: We offer a variety of convenient payment options—from smart devices to contactless credit cards. Learn more about payment options and ways you can maximize your dollars with our lower-priced unlimited-ride passes by visiting: transitchicago.com/fares/

Service updates: Stay in the loop on CTA service changes and alerts by subscribing to CTA Updates. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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