This Weekend, Let CTA’s Convenient, Affordable Service “Drive” You to the Fun!

September 5, 2019

UPDATE: Project work affecting Blue, Green and Pink line service this weekend has been cancelled

No matter what your weekend has in store, CTA remains the best choice for getting to your destination conveniently and with money to spare. We recommend allowing plenty of travel time and purchasing fares and unlimited-ride passes in advance. More information about purchasing fares is below.

Event service/extra service

Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears at Soldier Field – Thurs. 9/5 at 7:20 p.m.

UPDATE: Weekend Project Work Cancelled

Weekend work to upgrade the signal system on the Blue Line O'Hare branch, as well as track improvement work along the Green/Pink Line has been cancelled. 

Blue, Green and Pink line trains will operate on their normal weekend schedules and serve all stations along their respective routes. 

Fare Information

Customers can add  unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) or add money to their Ventra cards for pay-per-ride via the following ways: free Ventra app, rail station Ventra vending machines, online or at nearly 900 local retailers (for locations visit ventrachicago.com or the Ventra app).

Single-ride tickets are also available for purchase ($3) at all Ventra vending machines. Single-ride tickets include up to two transfers in two hours.

In a hurry? Ventra allows riders to use Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay, or any contactless credit or debit card, for pay-as-you-go rides ($2.25 for bus, $2.50 for train).

Service Information

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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