“Go Green” this St. Patrick’s Day Using CTA’s Environmentally Friendly Service

March 10, 2022

Weekend work to temporarily impact the Blue Line; Extra service to concerts and sporting events

Affordable, convenient and green is the way to go when celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, by taking CTA to all your fun activities. You can also save some green and enjoy unlimited rides by purchasing either the 1-Day ($5) or the 3-Day ($15) CTA passes.

Service for Upcoming Events

United Center

Extra service on the #20 Madison before each event, and extra service on the #19 United Center Express and the #50 Damen routes after each event

  • Tool concert – Thurs. 3/10 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Eric Church concert – Fri. 3/11 at 8 p.m.

  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls – Sat. 3/12 at 7 p.m.

  • Billie Eilish concert – Mon. 3/14 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Tues. 3/15 at 7:30 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations – Sat. 3/12

For customers traveling to see the river dyeing or the parade, get there via one of five CTA rail lines serving the downtown area (see details below). CTA will be operating on a normal Saturday service schedule.

Chicago River Dyeing – 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

  • Wacker will be closed from Orleans to Columbus
  • Buses rerouted to turn north or south of the Chicago River

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Columbus closed from Roosevelt to Monroe;
  • Michigan closed from Ida B. Wells to Wacker

 Rail service:

  • Traveling by Red Line: Exit at the Lake, Monroe or Jackson Stations.
  • Traveling by Blue Line: Exit at the Jackson, Monroe or Washington Stations.
  • Traveling on an elevated rail line (Green, Brown, Pink, or Orange): Exit at the State/Lake, Washington/Wabash or Adams/Wabash stations.

For the latest information on bus reroutes in the Loop visit: www.transitchicago.com/schedules/

Weekend Work to Temporarily Impact Blue Line Service

  • Between Sat. 3/12 at 8 p.m. and Mon. 3/14 at 4 a.m., a train shuttle will operate between O’Hare and Rosemont stations. More details
  • Note: From 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. each night, Forest Park-bound customers must take a bus shuttle from O’Hare to Rosemont.
  • Service change due to construction work for Your New Blue (YNB) O’Hare Branch Signal Upgrade Project

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by using the Google Transit Trip Planner and purchasing fares in advance.

Masks are required on CTA: Per federal mandate, masks or face coverings are required on all CTA properties -- even if you are vaccinated. Free masks are available on every bus and at every rail station.

More information about CTA’s efforts to provide the safest and healthiest transit experience can be found at transitchicago.com/ready.

Stay in the Loop on CTA service and follow us 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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