The City of Chicago Provides Tricks and Treats with the Haunted ‘L’ Train

October 18, 2005

The Mayor's Office of Special Events and the Chicago Office of Tourism are teaming up once again to present the eighth edition of the Haunted 'L' train this Halloween season. The City charters a train from the CTA to offer this special Halloween treat. Ghouls and ghosts can ride the train on Thursday and Friday evenings, and on Saturdays October 20 through October 29.

The exterior of the Haunted 'L' train has been wrapped to look like a haunted mansion. Once on board, guests will be entertained by Quest Theatre Ensemble. Large-scale puppets from Quest Theatre Ensemble will perform stories based on the popular children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are."

Trips on the Haunted 'L' are free, but guests must obtain tickets from the Chicago Cultural Center Visitor Information Center at 77 East Randolph before boarding. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are only offered on the current day the Haunted 'L' is in operation. Ticket distribution begins at 6 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and at 10 a.m. on Saturdays.

Haunted 'L' trips begin at the Randolph/Wabash 'L' station and run25 minutes. Thursday and Friday evening trips on October 20, 21, 27 and 28 will start at 7 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 7:50 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Saturday trips on October 22 and 29 will begin at 11:40 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 12:55 p.m. and 1:20 p.m. Customers with disabilities can make arrangements when they pick up their tickets to board the train at the accessible Clark/Lake 'L' station.

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