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July 11, 2019

Weekend interruption of Green and Pink Line service

Did you know that CTA provides easy, affordable connections to some of Chicago’s most popular destinations? We’ve also expanded service this summer to make it even more convenient for customers to get to the beach, park, concerts, museums and more this season!

Event service/extra service
Taste of Chicago at Grant Park – Wed. 7/10 to Sun. 7/14

  • Rail Service - Saturday and Sunday:
    • Longer trains on the Brown, Blue, Green and Orange Lines
    • More frequent service on the Red Line
  • Bus Service:

          Wed. 7/10 to Fri. 7/12

          Sat. 7/13 to Sun. 7/14

Windy City Smoke Out at United Center – Fri. 7/12 to Sun. 7/14

Wrigley Field
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cubs - Fri. 7/12, Sat. 7/13 and Sun. 7/14 at 1:20 p.m.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Cubs - Mon. 7/15 and Tues. 7/16 at 7:05 p.m. and Wed. 7/17 at 1:20 p.m.

  • Rail: Extra Red Line service for evening games Monday through Friday. Extra Yellow Line service for all evening games
  • Bus: Extra service on #80 Irving Park and #152 Addison

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

CTA recommends allowing plenty of travel time and purchasing fares and unlimited-ride passes in advance. More information about purchasing fares is below.

Interruption of Green and Pink Line Service between Clinton and Ashland Stations
There will be a temporary interruption in Green and Pink Line service this weekend from 10 p.m. Fri. July 12 to 4 a.m. Mon. July 15, 2019 between Clinton and Ashland stations.

Note that there will be no Pink Line service in the Loop during this period.

CTA will provide free bus shuttle service between Clinton and Ashland stations for the duration of the interruption and encourages customers to allow for extra travel time.

This service interruption is due to repair and maintenance of rail tracks as part of CTA’s FastTracks program. FastTracks is designed to provide customers with a faster commute and smoother 'L' ride. More information 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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Blue Line
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Brown Line
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Green Line
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Orange Line
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Pink Line
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Yellow Line
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