Enjoy the Season’s “Winter Wonderland” While Riding the CTA

December 9, 2021

Extra service provided for various concerts and sporting events

While taking CTA to get to Chicago’s various holiday festivities, don’t forget to board our beloved Holiday Train and Bus! The brightly lit, fully decorated vehicles have returned this year, allowing passengers to board - while wearing masks and social distancing, of course! Schedule information and additional details can be found here.

Riders can now spend even less by taking advantage of CTA’s permanent discount on three of its most popular unlimited ride passes:

  • 1-day/24-hour pass: $5 (down from $10)

  • 3-day/72-hour pass: $15 (down from $20)

  • 7-day pass: $20 (down from $28)

Weekend Work to Temporarily Impact Green Line Service

  • Between Sat. 12/11 at 5 a.m. and Sun. 12/12 at 5 p.m., shuttle buses will replace rail service in both directions between Garfield and Cottage Grove stations. Map and more details HERE

  • Shuttle buses will operate in both directions serving all affected stations

  • Service changes are due to track maintenance work occurring this weekend

Service for Upcoming Events

United Center Events

Extra service on the #20 Madison and #50 Damen routes

  • Juice Wrld Day – Thu. 12/9 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Sebastian Maniscalco – Sat. 12/11 and Sun. 12/12 at 7 p.m.

  • Calgary Flames vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Mon. 12/13 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls – Tue. 12/14 at 7 p.m.

  • Washington Capitals vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Wed. 12/15 at 7 p.m.

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by using the Google Transit Trip Planner and purchasing fares in advance.

Masks are required on CTA: Per federal mandate, masks or face coverings are required on all CTA properties -- even if you are vaccinated. Free masks are available on every bus and at every rail station.

More information about CTA’s efforts to provide the safest and healthiest transit experience can be found at transitchicago.com/ready.

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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