Spring Into the Warmer Weather on the CTA, the Most Affordable Ride in Town

April 11, 2024

As the temperatures finally climb, CTA’s trains and buses are the best ways to get to various sporting events at United Center and Guaranteed Rate Field; Weekend construction work to temporarily impact the Red Line

Spring finally feels like it’s upon us and what better way to get out and about, to parks and events, than to hop on the CTA. Customers can save money by purchasing an unlimited rides pass, 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. See below for further details on impacts to Red Line service that are due to construction work for track and signal improvements, as part of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) project.

Service for Upcoming Events

United Center

Get to and from the following events via the #20 Madison and #50 Damen bus routes. Customers can also take the #19 United Center Express route post event:

  • Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Fri. 4/12 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Sun. 4/14 at 5 p.m.

Guaranteed Rate Field

  • Cincinnati Reds vs. White Sox – Fri. 4/12 at 6:40 p.m., Sat. 4/13 and Sun. 4/14 at 1:10 p.m.
  • Kansas City Royals vs. White Sox – Mon. 4/15 and Tue. 4/16 at 6:40 p.m. and Wed. 4/17 at 1:10 p.m.


  • 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.
  • #35 35th: The #35 route (which connects with Orange and Green lines) is the main bus route providing service to the stadium and operates during all game times.
  • 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 (which runs Monday – Friday to 8:30 p.m.)
    • #31 31st (which runs Monday – Friday to 7 p.m.)
    • #39 Pershing (which connects with Orange and Green lines)
    • #44 Wallace/Racine

Weekend Work to Temporarily Impact Red Line Service

  • Between 10 p.m., Fri. 4/12 and 4 a.m., Mon. 4/15, Howard-bound rail service between Thorndale and Jarvis stations will be suspended as track and signal improvements are made for the RPM project. (More details)
  • Shuttle buses will provide service toward Howard between Wilson and Howard, stopping along Broadway or Sheridan Road at the corner nearest the affected Red Line station. Transfer at Wilson from Howard-bound Red Line trains to the shuttle bus.
  • For service to these stations, take a Howard-bound train to Howard and transfer to a 95th-bound train.
  • For service from these stations, take a 95th-bound train to Argyle and transfer to a Howard-bound train.

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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