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CTA ANNOUNCEMENT: TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR SO MANY EVENTS THIS WEEKEND!

Service to/from baseball games, various events, and concerts including the Taylor Swift Tour at Soldier Field, the Bank of America Half Marathon and more

CTA is the best way to attend all the exciting festivities happening across the city. Customers can save money by purchasing unlimited rides passes, either the 1-Day ($5) – far more economical and convenient than the price of gas and parking – or the 3-Day ($15) pass – a real budget-saving move.

Service for Upcoming Events

Taylor Swift Tour

Soldier Field – Fri. 6/2, Sat. 6/3 and Sun. 6/4 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Rail: The Red, Orange and Green lines will provide the closest access to Soldier Field. Exit at the Roosevelt station.

  • Bus: The following CTA bus routes will provide the closest service to the venue:

  • #3 King

  • #4 Cottage Grove

  • #12 Roosevelt

  • #130 Museum Campus

  • #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

For additional route information, check our website.


Bank of America 13.1 Half Marathon

Sun. 6/4 – Check in starts at 5:30 a.m., race begins at 7 a.m., event concludes by 10:30 a.m.

Marathon goes through Humboldt Park, Garfield Park, Douglass Park, and the boulevards that connect them.

  • Rail: The Green Line will get you access to the race area in Garfield Park. Exit at Conservatory-Central Park Drive station.

  • Bus: Several bus routes in the area will be rerouted including the following:

  • #12 Roosevelt

  • #18 16th-18th

  • #20 Madison

  • #52 Kedzie

  • #65 Grand

  • #66 Chicago

  • #70 Division

  • #82 Kimball-Homan

  • #94 California

  • #126 Jackson

For additional route information, check our website.

Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Service on the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express route

  • Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs concert – Thu. 6/1 at 8 p.m.

  • Two Friends concert – Fri. 6/2 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Barenaked Ladies – Tue. 6/6 at 7 p.m.

Navy Pier Fireworks

Service on the #29 State, #66 Chicago and #124 Navy Pier routes. Customers can also take the #65 Grand route for the Wednesday event.

  • Sat. 6/3 at 10 p.m.

  • Wed. 6/7 at 9 p.m.

Wrigley Field

  • Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago Cubs – Wed. 5/31 at 1:20 p.m.

Service:

  • Red Line: The Addison station is located just a half block east of Wrigley Field.

  • Purple Line: During weeknight games, Loop-bound Purple Line Express trains will stop at Sheridan, where riders can either walk three blocks south on Sheridan/Sheffield to the ballpark or transfer to a 95th/Dan Ryan-bound Red Line train and exit at Addison.

  • Yellow Line: Take the Yellow Line and transfer at Howard to the Red Line; continue to Addison station. To accommodate fans returning home, the Yellow Line will run for an hour later from Howard – until midnight – for all night games at Wrigley Field.

  • #152 Addison: The #152 route will provide additional service on Cubs game days, with more frequent service two hours before and one hour after all games.

  • #80 Irving Park: The #80 route will provide additional service before the games, timed to meet the inbound UP-NW Metra trains at Irving Park.

  • Adjacent bus routes: Several CTA bus routes serve the Wrigley Field area, including:

  • #8 Halsted

  • #22 Clark

  • #36 Broadway

  • #151 Sheridan

Guaranteed Rate Field

  • Los Angeles Angels vs. White Sox – Wed. 5/31 at 1:10 p.m.

  • Detroit Tigers vs. White Sox – Fri. Wed. 6/2 at 7:10 p.m., Sat. 6/3 and Sun. 6/4 at

  • 1:10 p.m.

Service:

  • Red Line: Guaranteed Rate Field is just one block west of the Sox-35th station.

  • Green Line: The 35th-Bronzeville-IIT station is just three blocks east of the ballpark.

  • CTA’s Park & Ride lots are also a good choice to access CTA train service. For more information, visit transitchicago.com/parking.

  • Adjacent bus routes: Several CTA bus routes serve the ballpark area, including:

  • #1 Bronzeville/Union Station (during Monday – Friday rush periods only)

  • #4 Cottage Grove

  • #24 Wentworth

  • #29 State

  • #31 31st (which runs Monday – Friday to 7 p.m.)

  • #35 35th (which connects with Orange and Green lines)

  • #39 Pershing (which connects with Orange and Green lines)

  • #44 Wallace/Racine

Service to the Lakefront:

Through end of service Saturday, June 3, bus shuttles will be provided on the routes below to get to and from Chicago’s beaches and lakefront parks. Beginning with the start of service on Sunday, June 4, the following routes will operate directly to the lakefront.

  • #35 31st/35th

  • #63 63rd

  • *Note: Due to CDOT construction at the beach parking lot, the CTA service stop for customers heading to the beach will be at a crosswalk on the south side of Hayes Drive and Lakeshore Drive.

  • #72 North

  • #78 Montrose

Weekend Work to Temporarily Impact Purple Line Service

  • From 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat. 6/3 and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sun. 6/4, Purple Line service between Linden and Central stations will be temporarily suspended. More details HERE and HERE

  • Shuttle buses will operate in both directions between Linden and Central stations.

  • This service change is due to track work at the pedestrian crossing at Isabella Street

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by downloading the Ventra app, which allows you to manage your Ventra account, and also features a new trip planning tool powered by Google Maps.

Fare payment options: We offer a variety of convenient payment options—from smart devices to contactless credit cards. Learn more about payment options and ways you can maximize your dollars with our lower-priced unlimited-ride passes by visiting: transitchicago.com/fares/


Service updates: Stay in the Loop on CTA service changes and alerts by subscribing to CTA Updates. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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