September 3, 1999

Football fans in Evanston, who are familiar with Wildcats and even roses that look purple, also know that Purple Line trains offer the most effective way to reach the games they want to see during the Northwestern football season at Ryan Field.

When the Wildcats meet Miami of Ohio at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 4, and for all Northwestern home games of the 1999 season, the CTA's Purple Line will score with fans early and often by making an end run around traffic to deliver them to Ryan Field in time for the opening kickoff.

The CTA's Central Street 'L' station is just a long pass away from Northwestern's home field at Central and Ashland. For Saturday's game, Purple Line trains will operate with four cars instead of two until the last fans have begun making their way home from the game.

Extra Customer Assistants will be on hand at the Central Street station in Evanston to help fans returning to trains after the game. The Purple Line extends from Linden in Wilmette to Howard Street in Chicago, where customers can make connections with Red Line trains that serve stations in the State Street subway downtown.

To make their trips on CTA as speedy as possible, customers are urged to purchaseTransit Cards on their way to the game that will have sufficient value to allow for their return trips afterward.

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

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