Save Time and Money This Weekend By Letting CTA Drive You to the Fun

August 8, 2019

Blue Line signal improvement work between Jefferson Park and Harlem to impact service this weekend

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
Bud Billiken Parade in Washington Park - Sat.8/10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Soldier Field: Pre-Season – Chicago Bears vs. Carolina Panthers - Thurs. 8/8 at 7 p.m.

United Center:
Queen - Fri. 8/9 at 8 p.m.
Backstreet Boys - Sat. 8/10 at 8 p.m.
John Mayer - Wed. 8/14 and Thurs. 8/15 at 7:30 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.

Improvement Work Along Blue Line O’Hare Branch To Impact Service
Rail service will be temporarily suspended between Jefferson Park and Harlem stations on the O’Hare Branch of the Blue Line this weekend from 10 p.m. Fri. August 9 until 4 a.m. Mon. August 12, 2019 due to signal upgrade work as part of the $492 million Your New Blue program. Bus shuttle service provided between Jefferson Park and Harlem stations. CTA encourages customers to plan ahead and allow for extra travel time.

See the customer alert for more information.

Fare Information
Customers can add  unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) or add money to their Ventra cards for pay-per-ride via the following ways: free Ventra app, rail station Ventra vending machines, online or at nearly 900 local retailers (for locations visit ventrachicago.com or the Ventra app).

Single-ride tickets are also available for purchase ($3) at all Ventra vending machines. Single-ride tickets include up to two transfers in two hours.

In a hurry? Ventra allows riders to use Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay, or any contactless credit or debit card, for pay-as-you-go rides ($2.25 for bus, $2.50 for train).

Service Information
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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