Take CTA to the Bears’ NFC Championship Showdown at Soldier Field

January 21, 2011
Chicago Bears fans are encouraged to take CTA to Soldier Field as the Chicago Bears continue their quest to Super Bowl XLV with the NFC Championship Game versus the rival Green Packers on Sunday, January 23 at Soldier Field. Game time is 2 p.m.
 
In order to accommodate fans heading to the contest, CTA will provide additional service on the #128 Soldier Field Express and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express routes.  #128 buses will operate non-stop between the Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station and Soldier Field for the convenience of fans.
 
#128 buses leave stations starting two hours before game time until 30 minutes after kickoff. For Sunday's game, service to Soldier Field will operate from noon until 2:30 p.m.  After the game, buses will leave Soldier Field every few minutes for one hour. 
 
The cash fare for #128 buses is $1 for full-fare customers and 50 cents for reduced-fare customers.  The exact cash is required. Customers who use CTA fare media on the #128 will be charged a regular CTA bus fare.
 
#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express will operate additional buses to Soldier Field every few minutes for two hours before the start of the game and one hour after game's end. 
 
In addition, the CTA’s Red, Orange and Green line trains stop a few blocks away from the stadium at Roosevelt and State. Longer trains will operate on the Orange and Brown lines to accommodate anticipated crowds traveling to and from the game
 
CTA will provide additional Customer Assistants at the Roosevelt Green Line/Orange Line elevated and Red Line subway stations to assist fans.  
 
In anticipation of heavy traffic along Roosevelt and Lake Shore Drive, the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express will be detoured from noon until 7 p.m. on Sunday.
 
Southbound #146 buses will travel over the regular route but turn on to 18th Street rather than McFetridge and travel north on Museum Campus Drive to resume the regular route.
 
Northbound #146 buses will travel south along Museum Campus Drive to Waldron then resume the regular route via Lake Shore Drive/Columbus.
 
For CTA service information, visit the website at www.transitchicago.com or call (312) 836-7000.
 
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