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CTA Expanding and Rerouting Service to Accomodate Weekend Events

By Juan Thompson | August 9, 2013 6:06pm
 A full slate of weekend events caused the CTA to expand service and reroute some buses.
A full slate of weekend events caused the CTA to expand service and reroute some buses.
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CHICAGO— The CTA is expanding rail and rerouting some bus routes to accomodate weekend riders enjoying a full slate of weekend events.

The 84th Annual Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic kicks off Saturday at 10 a.m.

The CTA is providing extra service on the #3 King Drive, the #4 Cottage Grove, the #15 Jeffrey Local, the #29 State, the #47 47th, the #55 Garfield and the #R95 9th Express bus routes.

Buses in the parade assembly area that will be rerouted include the #3 King Drive, #15 Jeffrey Local, #R39 Pershing, #43 43rd, #47 47th, and the 55th buses.

The Green Line will also be running longer starting at 5:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. from Harlem/Lake and from 6:30 a.m until 8:15 p.m. from 63rd/Cottage Grove.

The buses serving Soldier Field, where Taylor Swift is performing Saturday evening, will be expanded with the #146 Inner Drive bus beginning at 5 p.m and continuing after the concert.

The White Sox are also playing the Minnesota Twins this weekend.

Those traveling on the Red or Green Lines can get off at 35th Bronzeville-IIT and walk to U.S. Cellular Field or take the #35 bus that stops in front of the stadium.

Orange Line customers can reach the ballpark via the 35th/Archer station and transfer to either the #35 35th or the #39 Pershing buses.

The annual Tall Ships exhibit is at Navy Pier through Sunday.

Additional service on the #124 Navy Pier will operate from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. each day through Saturday, August 10. On Sunday, additional service will operate approximately every 8 minutes from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

The #29 State bus will also be operating between Navy Pier and State/Roosevelt approximately every 20 minutes on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.