December 23, 2005
Note: All CTA bus and rail service will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule the day after Christmas, Monday, December 26.
CTA Provides Convenient Rail Service to Both Chicago Airports
CTA service to both Chicago airports provides holiday travelers with reliable and economical transportation throughout the holiday period. Air travel is expected to be heavy through Sunday, January 1.
Air travelers can reach O'Hare Airport on the Blue Line in 45 minutes from stations in the Dearborn subway downtown, where customers can make free connections from all other rail lines serving the Loop. Also, customers can transfer to the Blue Line from most east-west bus routes between Grand and Foster, and from most north-south bus routes.
Midway Airport is served by Orange Line trains, which make the trip from the Loop 'L' downtown to the airport in approximately 30 minutes. As with the Blue Line, customers can make free connections to Orange Line trains from other 'L' lines downtown, and customers can transfer to the Orange Line from most bus routes serving the Southwest Side.
Note: #10 Museum of Science & Industry (accessible) Buses Will Not Operate on Christmas
Seasonal service operates on the #10 Museum of Science & Industry (accessible) route weekends and holidays (except Christmas Day) year-round and on weekdays through New Year's Eve from Michigan/Delaware beginning at 8:55 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Sunday service begins at 9:25 a.m. Buses operate every 15 to 30 minutes. The last bus leaves the museum 40 minutes after it closes.
16th Street Temporarily Closed for Construction Work Next Week
16th Street will temporarily close in both directions between Michigan and Indiana from 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, December 28 until 11:59 p.m. Friday, December 30.
Southbound #3 King Drive (accessible) buses will operate on the regular route to Indiana/16th Street, continue south on Indiana to 18th Street, head west on 18th Street to Michigan, and travel south on Michigan over the regular route.
Northbound #3 King Drive (accessible) buses will operate on the regular route to Michigan/18th Street, head east on 18th Street to Indiana, travel north on Indiana to 16th Street and continue north on Indiana over the regular route.# # #