September 5, 2002

The CTA's Purple Line will once again lead the way to Ryan Field in Evanston for another season of Northwestern University football, starting with the opening home game on Saturday, September 7 between the Wildcats and the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs.

CTA's Central Street Purple Line 'L' station is just a long pass away from Northwestern's Ryan Field at Central and Ashland. The Purple Line extends from Linden Avenue in Wilmette to Howard Street at the Chicago city limits, where customers can connect with Red Line trains and several bus routes.

For football fans attending Wildcats games, the Purple Line will operate with longer trains and more frequent service than usual until after the last fans have left from the Central Street station. Extra Customer Assistants will be on hand at the station to provide assistance for fans returning to trains after each game. Regular Saturday service will then operate throughout the late afternoon and evening.

To make their trips back to Purple Line trains and other CTA service as speedy as possible, customers are urged to purchase Transit Cards on their way to the game that will have sufficient value to allow for return trips afterward.

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

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