No Matter Where the Weekend Takes You, the CTA Will Get You There!

May 2, 2019

Weekend interruption of Blue Line service on the O’Hare branch between Jefferson Park and Harlem

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.

Event service/extra service
United Center
The 1975 North American Tour – Wed. 5/8 at 7 p.m.

Wrigley Field                       
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs - Fri. 5/3 at 1:20 p.m., Sat. 5/4 at 3:05 p.m. & Sun. 5/5 at 6:05 p.m.

Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs - Mon. 5/6, Tues. 5/7 and Wed. 5/8 at 7:05 p.m.

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 O’Hare Branch Blue Line Service between Jefferson Park and Harlem
Blue Line rail service will be temporarily suspended between the Jefferson Park and Harlem stations on the O’Hare branch this weekend from 10 p.m. Fri. May 3 to 4 a.m. Mon. May 6, 2019.

During this period, free bus shuttle service will be provided between Jefferson Park and Harlem stations. CTA encourages customers to allow for extra travel time.

This service interruption is to allow crews to perform track and signal upgrades between the two stations as part of the $492 million Your New Blue (YNB) program. More project information can be found at www.transitchicago.com/yournewblue/.

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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