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April 4, 2019

Additional service for upcoming Chicago Cubs, Bulls and Blackhawks games

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

Event service/extra service
United Center
Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Fri. 4/5 at 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls – Sat. 4/6 at 7 p.m.
New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls – Tues. 4/9 at 7 p.m.

Wrigley Field
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs – Mon. 4/8 at 1:20 p.m. and Wed. 4/10 at 7:05 p.m.

  • Rail (Only on weekday NIGHT games):  
    • Red Line: More frequent NB service between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
    • Yellow Line: Later service (last train from Howard at midnight)
    • Purple Line: SB trains will stop at Sheridan
  • Bus: Extra service for Cubs game days on #80 Irving Park and #152 Addison

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 more than 1,000 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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