Ride the Red Line to U.S. Cellular Field

June 23, 2010
Cubs Visit White Sox This Weekend for Second Round of Interleague Play
CTA provides convenient and affordable bus and train service for baseball fans heading to the South Side for the Sox/Cubs series this weekend. The first game of the three-game series begins Friday, June 25 at 3:05 p.m.; Saturday’s game begins at 6:10 p.m.; and Sunday’s game starts at 1:05 p.m.
Prior to each game, CTA staff will greet customers at the Red Line Sox-35th station and distribute commemorative 2010 Crosstown Series posters to customers who use the Red Line to get to the game. Posters will be handed out as long as supplies last.
In addition, limited edition cards are being dispensed from farecard vending machines at all CTA rail stations for as long as supplies last.
Chicago artist Steve Musgrave designed the farecard and commemorative posters. Since the program began in 1998, the commemorative posters and farecards have become a one-of-a-kind collectible item for fans.
The Red Line provides direct service to the accessible Sox-35th station, just steps from the ballpark. Red Line trains operate between Howard and 95th Street. Free connections can be made from Purple and Yellow Line trains at Howard; and from all elevated lines serving the Loop or from Brown Line trains at Belmont and Fullerton.
In addition to the Red Line, the Green Line also provides a convenient travel option. The accessible Green Line station at 35th-Bronzeville-IIT is a few blocks east of the park. Fans can walk to the ballpark or transfer to #35 35th buses, which stop at the park. Green Line trains operate on the South Side from 63rd/Ashland and East 63rd/Cottage Grove, and Lake and Harlem in Oak Park. Orange Line customers can reach the ballpark via the 35th/Archer station from which fans can walk to the ballpark or transfer to the #35 35th or the #39 Pershing buses.
The #35 35th buses stop at 35th Street stations on the Green, Orange and Red Lines. The #39 diverts to the 35th Red Line Station and 35th/Archer Orange Line Station and operates until 10 p.m. on Friday.
Through early evening on Friday, #24 Wentworth buses serve the stadium from Clark Street downtown, and from 79th via Vincennes, Wentworth and LaSalle. #29 State buses that operate on State Street between the Red Line terminal at 95th Street and Navy Pier provide another nearby travel option.
Bus customers who use CTA fare media pay $2.00 to ride. For rail customers or customers who pay cash on the bus, the fare is $2.25. Customers who use CTA fare media may transfer for a 25 cent fee. Transfers are not available for customers paying fares in cash.
For details about all CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit the CTA website at www.transitchicago.com.
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