This Labor Day weekend, avoid the headaches and expense of traffic and parking by taking the CTA!

August 30, 2018

Extra Service for North Coast Music Fest, Bears’ Pre-Season Game, Luke Bryan Concert
NOTE: Trains and buses will run a Sunday schedule on Monday, September 3 – Labor Day

CTA recommends allowing plenty of travel time and purchasing fares and unlimited-ride passes ahead of time. More information about purchasing fares is below.

Event service/extra service
North Coast Music Fest at Union Park
Fri. 8/31 to Sun. 9/2

  • Rail: Longer trains on the Green and Blue Lines. More frequent service on the Pink Line.
  • Bus: Extra service on the #9 Ashland route

Wrigley Field
Luke Bryan Concert – Sat. 9/1 at 6 p.m.

  • Rail: Later service on the Yellow Line
  • Bus: Additional service on #80 Irving Park and #152 Addison

Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears (pre-season) at Soldier Field – Thurs. 8/30 at 7 p.m. 

  • Bus: #128 Soldier Field Express and #146 Inner Drive/ Michigan Express

Buy your unlimited ride passes and fares in advance
Avoid long lines to buy fares! Customers can add  unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) or add money to pay per-ride to their Ventra cards ahead of time via the free Ventra app, at rail station Ventra vending machines, online or at more than 1,000 local retailers (for locations visit ventrachicago.com or the Ventra app).

Customers can also purchase 1-day unlimited ride tickets ($10) or single-ride tickets ($3) from all Ventra vending machines. Single-ride tickets include 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.

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