CTA adding extra service for Fourth of July weekend events

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The CTA is providing additional service over the Fourth of July weekend to accommodate passengers heading to the fireworks at Navy Pier and the Grateful Dead concerts at Soldier Field.

On Friday, July 3, buses and trains will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule as most workplaces observe Independence Day, according to a statement from the CTA.

On Saturday, July 4, buses and trains will run on a normal Saturday schedule with additional service.

Longer trains will run on the Red, Blue, Brown, Green and Orange lines all weekend. On Saturday, longer trains will also run on the Pink and Purple lines.

No bicycles will be allowed on trains over the weekend, though they can be stored on the front rack of all buses, according to the transit agency.

The bus routes that serve Navy Pier, including the No. 29, 65, 66, and 124 routes, will provide extra service on Saturday night for the fireworks show. However, some reroutes will be in effect at the Navy Pier Terminal on Saturday night.

Buses that provide service to the lakefront, including the No. 3, 4, 12 and J14 routes, will provide extra service that night as well.

For the Grateful Dead concerts Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the routes that serve Soldier Field—the No. 130 and 146 buses—will add service until about one hour after the shows end.

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