Take Advantage of This Unusually Warm February; Head Outside and Let CTA Be Your Ride!

February 22, 2024

CTA’s trains and buses are the best and most affordable way to get to various events, across Chicago; Minor impacts to riders at/near the Harlem Blue Line (O’Hare Branch) and weekend construction work to temporarily impact the Red Line

Choose CTA as your designated driver to all your activities across the city. Customers can save money by purchasing an unlimited rides pass, either the 1-Day ($5) – far more economical and convenient than the price of gas and parking - or the 3-Day ($15) pass – a real budget-saving move.

Service for Upcoming Events

United Center

Get to and from the following event via the #20 Madison and #50 Damen bus routes. Customers can also take the #19 United Center Express route post event:

  • Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls – Thu. 2/22 at 7 p.m.
  • Winnipeg Jets vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Fri. 2/23 at 7 p.m.
  • Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Sun. 2/25 at 5 p.m.
  • Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls – Tue. 2/27 at 7 p.m.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls – Wed. 2/28 at 7 p.m.

Weekend Work to Temporarily Impact Red Line Service

  • Between 9 p.m., Sat. 2/24, and 9 a.m., Sun 2/25, rail service on 95th-bound Red Line subway trains will be rerouted to the elevated tracks between Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown. (More details)
  • This service change is due to CTA crews performing maintenance in the State Street subway.

Blue Line (O’Hare Branch): Reconstruction of Harlem Station Bus Bridge

Now through early 2025, crews will demolish and reconstruct the bus bridge deck of the Harlem Blue Line station (O’Hare Branch). During this time:

  • West entrance to stationhouse temporarily closed.
  • Adjacent Park & Ride lot will be temporarily closed.
  • Affected bus routes: CTA’s #88 Higgins,  #90 Harlem, and Pace’s #209 and #423 

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. 

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 changes and alerts by subscribing to CTA Updates. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.


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