Posts in category "Holiday Train"

Days are dwindling for CTA Holiday Train: Red, Purple, Yellow lines await visit

With Christmas just 10 days away, your chances to see and ride the CTA Holiday Train are diminishing – but still good! The CTA’s popular bedecked Holiday Train, with Santa seated on his throne in the middle of an open car, will hit the rails on seven of the next eight days, including four separate... Read more »

Santa will ride the Blue Line on CTA Holiday Train this weekend

Santa Claus will travel the Blue Line beginning today through Saturday on the CTA’s Holiday Train. Here’s the schedule for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. And Saturday is a special photo day for kids and parents to have their photos taken with Santa on the Holiday Train. Santa will make a special photo appearance at 54th/Harlem... Read more »

CTA Holiday Train begins 2-day run on Pink Line

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The CTA’s venerable Holiday Train begins a short two-day run on the Pink Line today and Wednesday. On Tuesday afternoon, the first trip leaves 54th/Cermak at about 2:40 p.m., hitting the Loop at around 3:10. The last Tuesday “sleigh ride” departs 54th/Cermak at around 4:15 p.m. It will arrive at Clark/Lake at about 4:40 p.m.... Read more »

Orange and Brown lines: next stop for CTA Holiday Train

The CTA’s Holiday Train is riding on the Orange and Brown lines through the rest of this week, starting today. Here’s the schedule for Wednesday and Friday. On Thursday, the train starts from the Midway Orange Line station at 3:53 p.m. and travels through the Loop at around 4:20 before heading north on the Brown... Read more »

CTA Holiday Train debuts on Green Line this weekend

Want to start off Black Friday with the CTA’s venerable Holiday Train? Head to the Green Line. Well, the Holiday Train actually starts from the Midway yard on the Orange Line at 3:07 p.m. Friday and then follows the Green Line route from Roosevelt to Harlem. Check the schedule for Friday. Saturday begins with a... Read more »

CTA's new Holiday Bus joins Holiday Train for good commuting cheer

The CTA Holiday Train is a longtime and beloved tradition for commuters and families alike. There’s really nothing quite like the surprise on people’s faces when the Holiday Train comes rolling into the station. Now the CTA wants to spread good cheer on Chicago bus routes with the Holiday Bus, guided by the red nose... Read more »

CTA Holiday Train to make one last run Monday on Yellow Line

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Well over 100 kids and parents waited patiently around noon Saturday to have their photo taken with Santa Claus at Howard Street station on the Red, Purple and Yellow lines. The CTA elves – employees who volunteer their time to staff the Holiday Train – unloaded 40 boxes of food for needy families served by... Read more »

CTA Holiday Train: Santa and crew to work long day Saturday on Red, Purple lines

Santa Claus and his CTA helpers will work a long day on Saturday, riding the Red and Purple lines, posing for photos with kids of all ages, and delivering boxes of food to the needy. The festivities start at Howard terminal at about 11:15 a.m., when Santa presents 20 food boxes apiece to two agencies:... Read more »

CTA Holiday Train prepares for its final week with rides on Red, Purple and Yellow lines

The CTA’s Holiday Train is rolling into its last week of operation, as Christmas Day is just eight days away. The popular train with Santa sitting in the middle of an open car finally hits the Red Line today. It will make a round trip from Howard to 95th/Dan Ryan starting at about 2:40 p.m.... Read more »

How the CTA Holiday Train got its start

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WGN-TV presents this Chicago’s Merry Own Holidays short history of how the CTA Holiday Train came to be. Does anyone know of any other city that has something like this? I think it’s quite unique and we’re lucky to have it.