The CTA will provide extra bus and rail service this weekend to accommodate Lollapalooza fans. And in this case, the Chicago Transit Authority is the way to go to Grant Park, and other events on this busy summer weekend.
All weekend, longer trains will operate until 11:30 p.m. on the Pink, Green and Orange lines. On the Blue and Red lines, extra service will operate until 11:30 p.m. and longer trains will operate until midnight.
Longer trains will operate on the Brown Line from the Loop until 11:30 p.m. all weekend and more frequent service will be provided on Friday and Sunday. Service hours on the Yellow Line will be extended to 1 a.m. leaving from Howard station, while Purple Line trains will operate on a normal schedule throughout the weekend.
Bus service. The #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express bus route will have increased frequency of service from 9 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. on Friday, operating approximately every 10 minutes.
Bus reroutes: From 6:30 p.m. Thursday until approximately noon Monday, the #2 Hyde Park, #6 Jackson Park Express, #10 Museum of Science & Industry, #14 Jeffery Express, #26 South Shore Express and #X28 Stony Island Express buses will be detoured due to street closures for the set-up, duration and clean-up of Lollapalooza 2011.
Streets that will be closed during this time are: Columbus Drive between Roosevelt and Monroe, Jackson Drive between Columbus and Michigan, Congress Parkway between Columbus and Michigan and Balbo Drive between Columbus and Michigan.
Northbound #2 and #10 buses will travel over their regular routes along Columbus to Roosevelt then will operate via Roosevelt, Michigan to Balbo and then resume their regular routes. Southbound #2 and #10 buses will travel the reverse route.
Northbound #6, #14, #26 and #X28 buses will operate over their regular routes along Columbus to Roosevelt then will travel via Roosevelt to Michigan and then resume their regular routes north of Balbo. Southbound #6, #14, #26 and #X28 buses will travel the reverse route.
Customers should allow extra travel time.
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