EXTRA CTA BUSES SERVE SOLDIER FIELD FOR BEARS-VIKINGS GAME SUNDAY

September 21, 2001
Extra CTA buses will serve Soldier Field for the NFL football game at noon Sunday, September 23, between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings. Similar service will be provided for all Bears home games throughout the regular 2001 NFL season.

Soldier Field can also be reached from stations at Roosevelt on the Red, Green and Orange Lines between State and Wabash. From there, riders can transfer to shuttle buses on the #12 Roosevelt route for direct service, or walk east on Roosevelt through the Museum Campus to Soldier Field.

Beginning at 10 a.m., or about two hours before the kickoff Sunday, shuttle buses on the #146 Marine/Michigan Express route will supplement regular #146 service to Soldier Field southbound on State from Kinzie. The shuttle buses operate south on State to Roosevelt and east to a stop on McFetridge at the north end of Soldier Field.

Also serving Soldier Field will be buses on the #128 Soldier Field Express route, which provide direct service from the two Metra stations west of the Loop. Starting around 10:30 a.m., #128 buses will stop for the Ogilvie Transportation Center (North Western Station) westbound on Madison between Canal and Clinton.

The buses then turn south on Clinton and go east on Jackson. Other #128 buses will start their trips from Union Station eastbound on Jackson at Canal. After leaving Union Station, buses will run express via Jackson, Clark, Roosevelt and McFetridge to Soldier Field.

After the game, #128 buses will await riders on McFetridge for express trips back to Union Station and Ogilvie Center. Shuttle buses on the #146 route will return to State Street downtown, where riders can transfer to other buses or to 'L' service to complete their trips. Other #146 buses will proceed north via State, Lake, Michigan, and over the regular express route to the Berwyn Red Line 'L' station.

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