Let CTA Tackle the Traffic While You Focus on the Fun this Weekend!

May 23, 2019

Weekend interruption of Green Line service between Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT,
CTA will run holiday service hours on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27

Need another great reason to take CTA to the Cubs game? Limos, ride-hailing vehicles and taxis are restricted from picking up and dropping off passengers close to Wrigley Field in order to reduce traffic congestion.

Event service/extra service
Wrigley Field
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs - Thurs. 5/23 at 1:20 p.m.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs – Fri. 5/24, Sat. 5/25 and Sun. 5/26 at 1:20 p.m.

Customers are encouraged to plan their trip in advance and allow plenty of travel time in light of various city-wide events taking place this Memorial Day Weekend such as Bike the Drive, the State Street Memorial Day Parade and the Soldier Field 10 Mile Race.

Interruption of Green Line Service between Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT
Green Line service will be temporarily suspended between the Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both Sat. May 25 and Sun. May 26.  During this period, free shuttle bus service will be provided between the affected stations. Customers will be guided to the bus shuttles via signage at both the Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations. CTA encourages customers to allow for extra travel time.

This service interruption is due to CTA’s FastTracks program, which is investing $179 million in track improvements for a faster commute and a smoother 'L' ride. More information can be found here: www.transitchicago.com/fasttracks/

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 nearly 900 local retailers (for locations visit ventrachicago.com or the Ventra app).

Customers can also purchase 1-day unlimited ride tickets ($10) or single-ride tickets ($3) from all Ventra vending machines. Single-ride tickets 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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