LABOR DAY WEEKEND BRINGS END TO EXTRA CTA SERVICE TO MUSEUMS

September 1, 1999
09/01/99

The Labor Day weekend will offer the last opportunity of the season for visitors to reach Chicago's Museum Campus along the lakefront using CTA's #130 Grant Park Treasures buses. Buses on the #130 route operate weekends and holidays from early May through Labor Day, providing direct service from the Ogilvie Transportation Center (formerly NorthWestern Station) and Union Station to the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium.

Labor Day, Monday, September 6, will also bring a change in the operation of CTA's #10 Museum of Science & Industry buses that provide express service from North Michigan Avenue and State Street downtown to the Museum of Science & Industry in Jackson Park. After Labor Day, #10 buses will continue to serve the museum on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, but will end weekday service until Thanksgiving.

Weekend service on the #10 route will operate every 30 minutes, from 8:55 a.m. until 4:55 p.m., starting from Fairbanks at Ontario, and arriving southbound on Michigan at Chicago a few minutes later. #10 buses make all regular stops on Michigan to Wacker, go west to State, south to Congress and east back to Michigan before entering Grant Park at Balbo for express trips to the museum. Return trips from the museum run every 30 minutes from 9:40 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.

After Labor Day, service to the Museum Campus in Grant Park will continue to be offered by #12 Roosevelt buses, which operate east on Roosevelt Road, and by #146 Marine-Michigan buses that serve North Michigan Avenue and State Street downtown. The Museum of Science & Industry will continue to be served during regular museum hours daily by #6 Jeffery Express buses, which operate south through the Loop on State Street, and by #55 Garfield buses, which arrive from the west via Garfield Boulevard and 55th Street.

Free train tours around the historic Loop 'L' will continue to be offered on Saturdays through September 25. The 40-minute guided tours are co-sponsored by the Chicago Office of Tourism and the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and start southbound from the Randolph/Wabash 'L' station at 12:15, 12:55, 1:35 and 2:15 p.m. every Saturday. Tickets must be picked up in advance from the nearby Chicago Office of Tourism Visitor Information Center on the first floor of the Chicago Cultural Center at 77 E. Randolph.

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