October 20, 2004

The Mayor's Office of Special Events and the Chicago Office of Tourism are teaming up once again to present the seventh 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 21 through October 30.

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 pirate puppets from Quest Theatre Ensemble set sail aboard a CTA elevated train performing some stories that will thrill adults and children of all ages as the Haunted 'L' makes its way around the Loop.

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 the trains. 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 run 25 minutes. Thursday and Friday evening trips on October 21, 22, 28 and 29 will start at 7 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 7:50 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Saturday trips on October 23 and 30 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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