CTA adding extra bus service, free Green Line transfers for Auto Show

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The CTA will be adding extra bus service and offering free transfers to the Green Line this week for the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.

During the show, which is held in the McCormick Place, ‘L’ riders on the Red and Orange Lines can transfer for free at Roosevelt and Blue Line riders can transfer for free at Clark and Lake to catch a 63rd-bound Green Line train, according to a statement from the transit agency.

Brown and Pink Line riders can transfer of free at Clark and Lake, State and Lake or Adams and Wabash elevated stations to a 63rd-bound Green Line train.

The No. 3 King Drive bus will run between Michigan and Chicago and the McCormick Place every 20 minutes from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on weekdays. During the weekend, this service will run from 8 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.

An “Auto Show Bus” will run between Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station, and LaSalle Street Station to the McCormick Place every 12 to 30 minutes on the weekdays and every 10 to 30 minutes on weekends from 8 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.

“Auto Show Bus” or “Metra Stations/Via Downtown” will be displayed on the buses depending on the direction of travel.

On the last Sunday of the show, both bus services will end at 8:30 p.m.

According to Metra, Auto Show Bus stops will be available at Clinton and Madison Streets near Ogilvie Transportation Center, at Clinton and Quincy Streets near Union Station and at Jackson Boulevard at Financial Place near LaSalle Street Station.

South Side and south suburb residents can take the Metra Electric Line, which stops at McCormick Place, according to Metra.

On weekends, Metra riders can buy an unlimited ride $8 weekend pass. Also, three children 11 and under can ride free with an adult as part of Metra’s family fares, according to the agency.

CTA riders traveling to and from the Auto Show are advised to purchase fares in advance to avoid long lines at vending machines.

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