Ho, Ho, Ho! Here Comes Santa Claus – Riding a CTA Train!

November 11, 2011
All aboard the CTA Holiday Train! Now celebrating its 20th year, the festive CTA Holiday Train will make its first appearance Friday, November 25 spreading holiday cheer to CTA customers.  
Santa and his reindeer will travel with his sleigh on all rail lines in regular service as part of a six-car train decorated with multi-colored lights.  Car interiors are decked with bows, garland, red and green lighting and hand poles wrapped to look like candy canes. Festive holiday music is played to ring in another holiday season.
Debuting on the Green Line, the Holiday Train will travel along all CTA rail lines throughout November and December as part of its regular rail service. Normal CTA fares apply.
Schedules for each individual line will vary and are subject to change. All schedules will be posted on CTA's website at www.transitchicago.com/holidaytrain.
  • November 25, 26 & 30 — Green Line 
  • December 1-3 — Brown & Orange Lines
  • December 7 — Pink Line
  • December 8-10 — Blue Line
  • December 14, 16, 17 & 20 — Red Line
  • December 15, 17 & 21 — Purple Line
  • December 22 — Yellow Line
For more specific information on dates and times, call 1-888-YOUR-CTA or visit CTA’s website at www.transitchicago.com/holidaytrain.
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