Farecards! Get Your Farecards! And Take CTA to See the Sox vs. Cubs

May 11, 2012
White Sox visit the Cubs in Interleague Play
 
The Chicago Transit Authority today announced that the annual commemorative farecards issued in honor of the 2012 Cubs vs. White Sox crosstown series will be available beginning Sunday, May 13. The limited edition cards will be dispensed from farecard vending machines at all CTA rail stations for as long as supplies last.
 
Chicago artist Steve Musgrave designed the farecard. Musgrave also designed commemorative posters that will be distributed at the CTA Red Line station hosting that weekend’s contests. This year’s series will take place at Wrigley Field May 18-20 and at U.S. Cellular Field the following month, June 18-20. Posters will be distributed at the respective stations starting approximately 90-minutes prior to the first pitch of each game while supplies last.
 
Since the program began in 1998, the commemorative posters and farecards have become a one-of-a-kind collectible item for fans. Musgrave also has several murals featuring Cubs legends on display at the Addison station, which he adopted as part of the CTA's Adopt-A-Station program in 1998.
 

CTA Service to the Games

The Red Line offers direct service to Wrigley Field via the accessible station at Addison. Customers can transfer to the Red Line from all other rail lines and most east-west bus routes.
 
#8 Halsted
#8 buses operate northbound/southbound on Halsted Street between 79th Street and Broadway/Waveland.
 
#22 Clark
Northbound #22 buses run north through the Loop on Dearborn and south on Clark from the CTA Howard Terminal (Red/Purple/Yellow).
 
#152 Addison
For all Cubs games, additional service is provided on the #152 route as crowds warrant, starting 2½ hours before game time and operating until approximately one hour after games end. #152 buses operate on Addison from Cumberland on the west to Lake Shore Drive on the east.
 
#154 Wrigley Field Express
Buses operate nights and weekends and provide direct service to Wrigley Field from parking lots at DeVry University – on Rockwell, a quarter-mile west of Western and a quarter-mile south of Addison.
 
Service begins three hours before each game and runs until one hour after night games end and two hours after weekend games end. A $6 fee includes parking at DeVry and round-trip bus transit for a carload of fans. Fans not parking at DeVry can take the #154 for a regular CTA bus fare.
 

Stay in the Loop on CTA service

Fans can use CTA Bus Tracker and CTA Train Tracker to help plan their travel to see the ball games. Be sure to also check out CTA on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for timely system travel updates and alerts. 
 
Bus customers using CTA fare media card pay $2.00 to ride. For rail customers or customers paying cash on the bus, the fare is $2.25. CTA fare media card holders may transfer for a 25-cent fee. Transfers are not available for cash-paying customers.
 
For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.
 
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