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August 18, 2022

UPDATE (8/18/22 3:20 p.m.): Previously scheduled work impacting weekend Red Line service has been cancelled. Red Line trains will operate normally between the Wilson and Belmont stations. 

Extra service to various events including the Air & Water Show, multiple music concerts, baseball games and more; Weekend work to temporarily impact the Red Line

Get a good viewing spot for the Air & Water Show by choosing CTA as your ride to the Lakefront. Customers can save more on unlimited rides by purchasing either the CTA’s 1-Day ($5) – more economical and convenient than a gallon of gas - or the 3-Day ($15) pass – a real budget-saving move.

Service for Upcoming Events

Air & Water Show

North Avenue Beach – Sat. 8/20 and Sun. 8/21 at 10 a.m.


  • Rail: Take the Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Brown, or Pink lines to the downtown area and walk east.
  • Bus: Several CTA bus routes serve the show area, including:
    • #72 North
    • #151 Sheridan

Ruido Fest

Union Park – Fri. 8/19, Sat. 8/20 and Sun. 8/21 at 1 p.m.


  • Rail: Take the Green and Pink Lines to the Ashland station.
  • Bus: Take #9 Ashland straight to and from the park.

United Center

Extra service on the #20 Madison before each event, and extra service on the #19 United Center Express and the #50 Damen routes after each event

  • Kendrick Lamar concert – Fri. 8/19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Duran Duran concert – Sat. 8/20 at 7:30 p.m.

Soldier Field

Extra service on the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Fri. 8/19 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Bad Bunny – Sat. 8/20 at 6:30 p.m.

Navy Pier

Extra service on the #29 State and the #66 Chicago

  • Saturday Night Fireworks – Sat. 8/20 at 10 p.m.

Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Extra service on the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

  • Alicia Keys – Tues. 8/23 at 8 p.m.

Wrigley Field

  • Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs – Fri. 8/19, Sat. 8/20 and Sun. 8/21 at 1:20 p.m.
  • St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs – Mon. 8/22 at 7:05 p.m., Tues. 8/23 at 1:20 p.m. and 7:05 p.m., Wed. 8/24 at 7:05 p.m. and Thur. 8/25 at 1:20 p.m.


  • Red Line: The Addison station is located just a half block east of Wrigley Field.
  • Purple Line: During weeknight games, southbound Purple Line Express trains will stop at Sheridan, where riders can either walk three blocks south on Sheridan/Sheffield to the ballpark or transfer to a southbound Red Line train and exit at the Addison station.
  • Yellow Line: Take the Yellow Line southbound and transfer at Howard to the Red Line; continue to Addison station. To accommodate fans returning home, the Yellow Line will run for an hour later from Howard – until midnight – for all night games at Wrigley Field.
  • #152 Addison:  The #152 route will provide additional service on Cubs game days, with more frequent service two hours before and one hour after all games.
  • #80 Irving Park: The #80 route will provide extra service before the games, timed to meet the inbound UP-NW Metra trains at Irving Park.
  • Adjacent bus routes: Several additional CTA bus routes serve the Wrigley Field area, including:
    • #8 Halsted
    • #22 Clark
    • #36 Broadway
    • #151 Sheridan

Guaranteed Rate Field

  • Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox – Thur. 8/18 at 1:10 p.m.


  • Red Line: Guaranteed Rate Field is one block west of the Sox-35th stop.
  • Green Line: The 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stop is three blocks east of the ballpark.
  • CTA’s Park & Ride lots are also a good choice to access CTA train service. For more information, visit transitchicago.com/parking.
  • Adjacent bus routes: To get to the Sox ballpark, or within a few blocks, fans can use:
    • #1 Bronzeville/Union Station (during Monday – Friday rush periods only)
    • #4 Cottage Grove
    • #24 Wentworth
    • #29 State
    • #31 31st (which runs Monday – Friday to 7 p.m.)
    • #35 35th (which connects with Orange and Green lines)
    • #39 Pershing (which connects with Orange and Green lines)
    • #44 Wallace/Racine

UPDATE: Previously Scheduled Work Impacting Weekend Red Line Service is Cancelled 

  • Earlier, CTA announced weekend project work that would impact Red Line service between Wilson and Belmont beginning 11 p.m. Sat. 8/20 through 4 a.m. Sun. 8/21.  
  • This work has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for another date.   
  • Red Line trains will operate normally this weekend between the Wilson and Belmont stations. 

Service to the Lakefront: Weekends/Holidays

From Saturday, August 20 to Monday, September 5, bus shuttle service will be provided from these routes to the beach on weekends and holidays only from approximately 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.:

Direct service on the #63 route to the 63rd Street Beach has been temporarily suspended due to CDOT construction.

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by downloading the Ventra app, which allows you to manage your Ventra account, and also features a new trip planning tool powered by Google Maps.

Masks are no longer required on CTA: While the city continues to see low levels of transmission of COVID-19, customers and employees who wish to continue wearing masks are encouraged to do so. We ask all customers to be courteous and respectful to fellow riders.

Fare payment options: We offer a variety of convenient payment options—from smart devices to contactless credit cards. Learn more about payment options and ways you can maximize your dollars with our lower-priced unlimited-ride passes by visiting: transitchicago.com/fares/

Service updates: Stay in the Loop on CTA service and follow us 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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