Extra Service for St. Patrick's Celebrations; Additional service for upcoming events

March 15, 2018 06:46 PM

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is a convenient and affordable way to get to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this weekend.

Event Service/Extra Service
Saturday, March 17 - St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Grant Park

  • Rail: Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Brown and Orange lines

The following buses will be rerouted due to street closures associated with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade: #6 Jackson Park, #J14 Jeffery Jump, #124 Navy Pier and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express.

Note: Street closures, reroutes and traffic congestion may affect the estimated bus arrival times on CTA Bus Tracker. For the most up-to-date information, please visit: transitchicago.com/alerts.

CTA will also provide additional service for the Kid Rock concert and various sporting events taking place at the United Center.

United Center

  • Rail: Green, Pink and Blue lines
  • Bus: #19 United Center Express, #20 Madison and #50 Damen

Kid Rock - Fri. 3/16 at 7:30 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls - Sat. 3/17 at 7 p.m.
St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Sun. 3/18 at  6 p.m.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Tues. 3/20 at 7:30 p.m.
Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago Bulls - Wed. 3/21 at 7 p.m.

Buy your unlimited ride passes and fares in advance
Avoid long lines to buy fares! Customers can add  unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) or add money to pay per-ride to their Ventra cards ahead of time via the free Ventra app, at rail station Ventra vending machines, online or at more than 1,000 local retailers (for locations visit ventrachicago.com or the Ventra app).

Customers can also purchase from Ventra vending machines 1-day unlimited ride tickets ($10) or single-ride tickets ($3) that include up to two transfers in two hours. Customers can also pay their fares with their personal contactless debit or credit cards.

Stay in the Loop on CTA Service
Plan your trip using the Google Transit Trip Planner. Be sure to also check out CTA on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for system travel updates and alerts. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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