July 26, 2001

Extra CTA buses and longer trains will serve the downtown area Saturday, July 28, for spectators attending the 44th Annual Venetian Night parade of boats along the lakefront at Monroe Harbor near Buckingham Fountain.

The Lighted Boat Parade from Shedd Aquarium to Monroe Harbor is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m., and will be followed by a display of fireworks that will be visible from Navy Pier as well as Grant Park.

Longer trains will operate through the Loop on the Red, Blue, Brown, Green and Orange Lines until about midnight. Extra service will be provided on the Red Line, and Brown Line trains will operate more frequently throughout the evening. Additional Customer Assistants will be available at downtown stations to help customers with their travel needs.

To speed their trips away from downtown at the end of the evening, customers are encouraged to purchase Transit Cards in advance with sufficient value to pay for homebound trips.

Visitors to Navy Pier will be served by extra buses on the #124 Navy Pier Express route from Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center (North Western Station), starting at 3 p.m. The last bus leaves Navy Pier at midnight. #124 buses, which begin Saturday service at 10 a.m., stop for the stations northbound on Canal at Adams, Madison and Washington before running express to Navy Pier.

Also serving Navy Pier will be extra buses on the #29 State, #56 Milwaukee and #66 Chicago routes, which regularly operate to the pier throughout the year.

After the fireworks end, extra buses will also be in service on the #6 Jeffery Express, #62 Archer, #146 Marine/Michigan Express and #151 Sheridan routes, which regularly operate outbound from the Loop on State.

For details about all CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes).

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