CTA to offer extra service before and after games, recommends buying fares in advance
CTA is the best way to travel to the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers (Games 3, 4 and 5*):
- Tuesday, Oct. 17, first pitch 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 18, first pitch 8 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 19*, first pitch 7 p.m. (Game 5 is tentative at the time of this release)
CTA will offer extra transit service before and after the games:
- Red Line: Additional train service will be provided leading up to first pitch through the end of the game. Addison Red Line (wheelchair accessible) is closest station.
- Yellow Line: Train service between Howard and Skokie will be extended until 1 a.m.
- Additional service on the #80 Irving Park and the #152 Addison
- #8 Halsted and #22 Clark routes are also recommended for travel
For more information on getting to Wrigley Field on the CTA, visit: http://www.transitchicago.com/riding_cta/popdest/sports.aspx.
PLAN AHEAD: PURCHASE FARES EARLY!
The CTA strongly recommends that customers purchase fares in advance to decrease travel times and avoid long lines at rail station vending machines.
Customers can load ahead of time transit value or unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) to their Ventra fare cards via the free Ventra app, at rail stations, online or at nearly 1,300 local retailers (for locations available or to download the free app, visit: ventrachicago.com). Other ways to pay fares include purchasing from CTA vending machines 1-day unlimited ride tickets ($10) or single-ride tickets ($3) that offer 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.