Additional service for various events including Jazz Fest at Millennium Park, Arc Music Festival at Union Park, various concerts, sporting events and more

Allow CTA to be your designated driver, avoiding parking and high fees as you cross town over the last holiday weekend of this summer. Customers can save more on unlimited rides by purchasing either CTA’s 1-day pass ($5) – more economical and convenient than a gallon of gas – or the 3-day pass ($15) – a real budget saver .

Service for upcoming events

jazz festival

Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park – Thu. 9/1 at 11 a.m. and Fri. 9/2 to Sun. 9/4 at 11:30 a.m.


  • Rail: Take the Red, Blue, Orange, Green, Pink and Brown lines to the loop and head to Millennium Park.
  • Bus: Several bus lines serve the region. For more information on the bus service please visit the website at

Arc Music Festival

Union Park – Fri. 9/2, Sat. 9/3 and Sun. 9/4 at 2 p.m.

  • Rail: Take the green line to Ashland station
  • Bus: Additional service on #9 Ashland

Cycling by car

Butler Field at Grant Park (DuSable Lake Shore Drive) – Sun. 9/4 at 6:30 a.m.


united center

Additional service after each event on lines #19 United Center Express and #50 Damen

  • Bullfight – Sat. 9/3 and Sun. 9/4 at 8 a.m.

soldier field

Additional service on #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

  • Rammstein concert – Sat. 9/3 at 7 p.m.

Navy wharf

Additional service on #29 State and #66 Chicago

  • Saturday evening fireworks – Sat. 9/3 at 10 p.m.

Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Additional service on #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

  • Florence and the machine – Wed. 9/7 at 6:30 p.m.

Wrigley Field

  • Concert of Lights – Sat. 9/3 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs – Tue. 9/6 and Wed. 9/7 at 6:40 p.m. and Thu. 9/8 at 1:20 p.m.


  • Red line: Addison station is located just half a block east of Wrigley Field.
  • Purple line: During weekday games, southbound Purple Line Express trains will stop at Sheridan, where passengers can either walk three blocks south on Sheridan/Sheffield to the ballpark or transfer to a southbound Red Line train and exit at Addison Station.
  • Yellow line: Take the yellow line southbound and transfer at Howard to the red line; continue to Addison station. To accommodate fans returning home, the yellow line will operate an hour later from Howard – until midnight – for all night games at Wrigley Field.
  • #152 Addison: Route #152 will provide additional service on Cubs game days, with more frequent service two hours before and one hour after all games.
  • #80 Irving Park: Route #80 will provide additional service before the games, timed to meet incoming UP-NW Metra trains at Irving Park.
  • Adjacent bus lines: Several additional CTA bus routes serve the Wrigley Field area, including:
  • #8 Stop
  • #22 Clark
  • #36 Broadway
  • #151 Sheridan

Guaranteed rate field

  • Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox -Game. 1/9 at 1:10 p.m.
  • Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox – Fri. 9/2 at 7.10 p.m., Sat. 9/3 at 6.15 p.m. and Sun. 9/4 at 1.10 p.m.


  • Red line: The Guaranteed Rate Field is one block west of the Sox-35th station.
  • Green line: The 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stop is three blocks east of the ballpark.
  • CTA Park and Ride are also a good choice for accessing the CTA train service. For more information, visit
  • Adjacent bus lines: To get to the Sox ballpark, or a few blocks away, fans can use:
    • #1 Bronzeville/Union Station (only during peak periods Monday-Friday)
    • #4 grove of cottages
    • #24
    • #29 Status
    • #31 31e (Monday to Friday until 7 p.m.)
    • #35 35th (connects with orange and green lines)
    • #39 Pershing (connects with orange and green lines)
    • #44Wallace/Root

Service by the lake: weekends/holidays

Of Saturday20 August at Monday, September 5a shuttle bus service will be provided from these routes to the beach on weekends and public holidays only from approximately 9:00 a.m. to
9:30 p.m.:

Direct service on Route #63 to 63rd Street Beach has been temporarily suspended due to construction of the CDOT.

Know before you go!
CTA strongly recommends that customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by downloading the Belly appwhich lets you manage your Ventra account, and also features a new trip planning tool powered by Google Maps.

Masks are no longer mandatory on CTA: As the city continues to experience low levels of COVID-19 transmission, customers and employees who wish to continue wearing masks are encouraged to do so. We ask all customers to be courteous and respectful to other riders.

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 to maximize your dollars with our low-cost unlimited passes by visiting:

Service Updates: Stay informed about the CTA service and follow us on Facebook Where Twitter (@CTA) for system updates and travel alerts. For details on all CTA services, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at