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Take Metra and CTA to the ballpark

(April 4, 2016) - 

Metra is the convenient and reliable choice for anyone coming to Chicago to watch the Cubs or White Sox this season. Save your energy for the game and let Metra handle the driving.

Fans can avoid traffic and the cost of parking by making Metra and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) part of their plan to watch the Chicago Cubs or White Sox.

Cubs

Wrigley Field is just a half block west of the accessible Addison stop on the CTA Red Line.

Fans going to Wrigley Field from Chicago Union Station should walk six blocks east to the CTA Red Line (State Street Subway) or get to State Street by boarding CTA bus No. 1 or No. 151 on Canal Street. Take Red Line trains going north to the Addison stop, just steps from the ballpark.

From the Ogilvie Transportation Center, walk six blocks east to State Street or board any CTA bus east on Washington to the Red Line and take a Howard-bound train north to Addison.

Metra’s Union Pacific (UP) Northwest customers can take CTA bus No. 80 from Metra’s Irving Park Station east to Clark Street, and Milwaukee North Line riders can depart the train at the Grayland Station and walk south on Kilbourn to Addison, where they can take CTA bus No. 152 east to the ballpark.

Metra UP North Line customers can take the train to Evanston Davis Street, then walk one block to the accessible CTA Davis station and board a Howard-bound Purple Line train to Howard and then transfer to a 95th-bound Red Line train to Addison. For fans coming from the north side, the ballpark is also just a couple of blocks south of the Sheridan stop on the CTA Red Line.

From Millennium or Van Buren Stations, walk two blocks west to State to take the Red Line to Addison.

Rock Island Line customers can get off at the 35th Street/“Lou” Jones Station and walk to the CTA Red Line and take it directly to the ballpark, or travel downtown and from LaSalle Street Station, walk three blocks east to State Street and take the Red Line to Addison. 

During weeknight games, Loop-bound (southbound) Purple Line Express trains will stop at Sheridan. Also during weeknight games, Howard-bound (northbound) Red Line trains will operate with increased frequency between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. During all night games, Yellow Line trains will operate from Howard to Skokie until midnight.

Fans can also use CTA bus routes No. 8 Halsted, No. 22 Clark or No. 152 Addison (connects to the Brown and Blue lines) to get to, or within a few blocks of, Wrigley Field. CTA provides extra service on the No. 80 Irving Park and No.152 Addison routes for all Cubs home game.

White Sox

Fans going to U.S. Cellular Field along Metra’s Rock Island District can get off at 35th Street/ “Lou” Jones Station, then walk west on 35th Street to the ballpark. On White Sox opening day (April 8), Metra will run an extra post-game train making all stops to Joliet approximately 30 minutes after the game. 

U.S. Cellular Field is just a block west of the Sox-35th stop on the CTA Red Line. The ballpark is also just three blocks west of the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stop on the CTA Green Line.

From Chicago Union Station, walk five blocks east on Jackson to LaSalle, then walk one block south to Van Buren to LaSalle Street Station; take a Rock Island District train to 35th Street/“Lou” Jones Station. Or walk to the CTA Red Line (State Street Subway) and take a 95th-bound train to the Sox/35th station.

From the Ogilvie Transportation Center, walk five blocks east on Madison to LaSalle, then four blocks south to Van Buren; take a Rock Island Line train to 35th Street/“Lou” Jones Station. Or walk to the CTA Red Line (State Street Subway) and take a 95th-bound train to the Sox-35th station.

Fans can also use CTA buses No. 1 Bronzeville/Union Station, No. 4 Cottage Grove, No. 24 Wentworth, No. 29 State, No. 35 35th (connects with Orange Line and Green Lines), No. 39 Pershing (connects with Orange Line and Green Lines) and No. 44 Wallace/Racine to get to, or within a few blocks of, the ballpark.

For complete schedule information, contact Metra Passenger Services, 312-322-6777, during business hours or call the RTA Travel Information Center at 312-836-7000.

For more information on taking CTA to the game, visit: http://www.transitchicago.com/riding_cta/popdest/sports.aspx .

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