EXTRA CTA SERVICE FOR BEARS-LIONS GAME

September 22, 2000
09/22/00

Extra CTA buses will serve Soldier Field for the football game at noon Sunday, September 24, between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions. Similar service will be provided for all Bears home games throughout the 2000 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 or walk east on Roosevelt through the Museum Campus to Soldier Field.

Beginning two hours before the noon kickoff Sunday, shuttle buses on the #146 Marine/Michigan Express route will supplement regular service to Soldier Field southbound on State from Kinzie. The buses will continue 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 CTA's #128 Soldier Field Express route, which provide direct service from the two Metra stations west of the Loop. Starting about 90 minutes before game time, buses on the #128 route stop for riders from the Ogilvie Transportation Center (North Western Station) westbound on Madison between Canal and Clinton.

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

After the game, #128 buses will await riders on McFetridge Drive 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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