Summer in the City – CTA Provides Service to Beaches

May 24, 2010

Extended Service Hours on the #124 Navy Pier

The Chicago Transit Authority provides weekend and holiday service to area beaches on the #63 63rd, #72 North and the #78 Montrose bus routes this summer beginning Saturday, May 29 through Labor Day, Monday, September 6.

During the summer service schedule, the extended service only will be available during the hours beaches are open. Hours of operation for Chicago beaches vary. The bus routes will travel to their regular terminals when the beaches are closed. 

#78 Montrose

Buses will provide service to the Montrose Avenue beach only on weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The regular terminal is Montrose and Marine.

A number of CTA bus routes provide service within walking distance to many local Chicago beaches. Montrose Avenue beach is within walking distance of the #81 Lawrence that terminates at Wilson and Marine and the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express.

#63 63rd

Buses will operate to the 63rd Street beach at Hayes and Lake Shore Drive between 9 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Weekday beach service will be added beginning Monday, June 21. The regular terminal is 63rd and Stony Island. 

#72 North

Beach service to North Avenue beach via East LaSalle Drive will be provided from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Weekday beach service begins on Monday, June 21. Customers can board the #72 beach shuttle at North and Clark.

Oak Street, North Avenue and most other North Side beaches can be reached from buses that operate near the lakefront, such as the #76 Diversey, #145 Wilson/Michigan Express, #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express, #147 Outer Drive Express and #151 Sheridan. Oak Street beach also is within walking distance of #157 Streeterville/Taylor buses (weekdays only), the #66 Chicago and #3 King Drive routes.

Foster Avenue beach can be reached from #92 Foster, #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express, #147 Outer Drive Express and #151 Sheridan buses.

Hollywood beach can be reached from #84 Peterson, #147 Outer Drive Express and #151 Sheridan buses.

Loyola beach can be reached from the #96 Lunt (weekdays only), #147 Outer Drive Express and #155 Devon buses.

57th Street beach is near CTA’s terminal for #10 Museum of Science & Industry and #55 Garfield buses at the Museum of Science and Industry. The 57th Street beach also can be reached from #6 Jackson Park Express buses.

31st Street beach can be reached from #35 35th buses.

12th Street beach, adjacent to the Adler Planetarium, can be reached from
#130 Museum Campus and the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express buses.

Rainbow beach can be reached by the #6 Jackson Park Express and the #71 71st/South Shore, #75 75th and #79 79th routes.

Calumet Park beach can be reached by the #30 South Chicago route.

Ohio Street beach and Navy Pier
can be reached from #29 State, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago and #124 Navy Pier buses.

In addition, service will operate until midnight on the #124 Navy Pier starting Friday, May 28 to Labor Day, Monday, September 6.

For details about all CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit www.transitchicago.com.

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