Engage in Spring Pastimes with CTA’s Convenient Service

May 12, 2022

Extra service to sporting events including a Chicago Fire Game at Soldier Field; Plus, multiple options to get to/from games at Wrigley and Guaranteed Rate fields; Weekend work to temporarily impact the Brown Line

As you head to all your favorite spring activities, choose to ride with CTA so you can avoid traffic, parking fees and skyrocketing gas prices. Customers can save more on unlimited rides by purchasing either the CTA’s 1-Day ($5) – more economical and convenient than a gallon of gas - or the 3-Day ($15) pass – a real budget-saving move.

Service for Upcoming Events

Soldier Field

FC Cincinnati vs. Chicago Fire FC – Sat. 5/14 at 7 p.m.

  • Extra service on the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

Wrigley Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs – Mon. 5/16, Tues. 5/17 and Wed. 5/18 at 6:40 p.m.


  • Red Line: CTA’s Addison station is located just a half block east of Wrigley Field.
  • Purple Line: During weeknight games, southbound Purple Line Express trains will stop at Sheridan, where riders can either walk three blocks south on Sheridan/Sheffield to the ballpark or transfer to a southbound Red Line train and exit at the Addison station.
  • Yellow Line: Take the Yellow Line southbound and transfer at Howard to the Red Line; continue to Addison station. To accommodate fans returning home, the Yellow Line will run for an hour later from Howard – until midnight – for all night games at Wrigley Field.
  • #152 Addison:  The #152 route will provide additional service on Cubs game days, with more frequent service two hours before and one hour after all games.
  • #80 Irving Park: The #80 route will provide extra service before the games, timed to meet the inbound UP-NW Metra trains at Irving Park.
  • Adjacent bus routes: Several additional CTA bus routes serve the Wrigley Field area, including:
  • #8 Halsted
  • #22 Clark
  • #36 Broadway
  • #151 Sheridan

Guaranteed Rate Field

New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox – Thur. 5/12 and Fri. 5/13 at 7:10 p.m., Sat. 5/14 at 6:10 p.m. and Sun. 5/15 at 1:10 p.m.


  • Red Line: Guaranteed Rate Field is one block west of the Sox-35th Red Line stop.
  • Green Line: The Green Line 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stop is 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: To get to the Sox ballpark, or within a few blocks, fans can use:
    • #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: Weekends/Holidays

The following routes will offer service to the lakefront on weekends and holidays. Service will operate from approximately 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.:

Weekend Work to Temporarily Impact Brown Line Service

Service impacts between Belmont and Southport

  • Between Sat. 5/14 at 4 a.m. and Sun. 5/15 at 10 p.m., shuttle buses will replace rail service between the Belmont and Southport stations. More details 
  • Shuttle buses will operate in both directions
  • Service changes are due to Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) construction

Service impacts Diversey and Wellington

  • Between Sat. 5/14 at 4 a.m. and Sun. 5/15 at 10 p.m., Kimball-bound trains will bypass the Diversey and Wellington stations. More details
  • For Kimball-bound service to one of these stations, take a Kimball-bound train to Belmont and transfer to a Loop-bound train.
  • For Kimball-bound service from this station, take a Loop-bound train to Fullerton and transfer to a Kimball-bound Brown Line train or a Howard-bound Red Line train to Belmont.
  • Service changes are due to Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) construction

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by purchasing fares in advance and 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 and follow us 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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