March 6, 2001
Extra CTA buses will serve Navy Pier for the annual Chicago Flower and Garden Show, Saturday, March 10, through Sunday, March 18. Buses on the #29 State, #56 Milwaukee, #65 Grand and #66 Chicago routes serve Navy Pier throughout the week, and on Saturdays and Sundays CTA will run its #124 Navy Pier Express buses that operate to the Pier directly from Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center (North Western Station).

Chicago Flower and Garden Show hours are from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. Sunday hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On both weekends of the show, fully accessible #124 Navy Pier Express buses will start their trips from Union Station northbound on Canal at Adams. The buses stop for the Ogilvie Center on Canal at Madison and at Washington before running express to Navy Pier. Return trips from Navy Pier also run express to both stations.

#124 service will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, and at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The buses will operate every 15 minutes, with the last trip from Navy Pier starting 15 minutes after the show closes. During weekday afternoon rush periods, buses on the #120 North Western/Wacker Express and #121 Union/Wacker Express routes make express trips from Navy Pier to the two respective Metra stations from 3:50 until about 6:05 p.m.

#29 State buses to Navy Pier operate daily north through the Loop via State, Randolph, Dearborn and Kinzie back to State. Customers can transfer to #29 buses on Dearborn at Lake from the 'L' station at State/Lake, or at Illinois for riders using the Red Line station at Grand. #56 Milwaukee buses to Navy Pier go east on Washington to Michigan, stopping for Union Station and the Ogilvie Center at Canal, and at Dearborn for riders transferring from the Blue Line subway station at Washington.

Serving Navy Pier from the west are #65 Grand buses, which operate east on Illinois and make their last trips west from Navy Pier just after 7 p.m. nightly, and #66 Chicago buses, which stop on Chicago at Michigan across from the Chicago Water Tower. #29, #56 and #66 buses are fully accessible to persons with disabilities.

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

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