In years past, I wrote about the fireworks rule for the big day: July 3. This year I write about the CTA special fireworks rules for two smaller days: Saturday and Monday – July 2 and 4.
And the fireworks are at Navy Pier both nights, not by Grant Park. Oh well, times change, and I really won’t miss being among 1,000,000.
Regardless of the day – or the projected number of people – the rules are the same. No bikes are allowed at all on CTA trains on July 2 and 4. And rider with strollers and cards must fold them on buses and trains.
I just wish the strollers rule was in effect every day – or at least during rush hour, just as the CTA bans bikes on trains during rush hour.
Increased rail, bus service for fireworks
From the CTA release:
On Saturday, July 2 – longer trains will operate on all CTA
rail lines and hours of service will be extended on the Yellow Line
until approximately 1 a.m.
On Monday, July 4 – longer trains will operate from late
afternoon until the end of service on the Green, Orange, Purple and Pink
Lines. Longer trains will operate on the Blue and Red lines until
approximately midnight. The Yellow Line will operate until approximately
Following the fireworks, CTA customers at Navy Pier
will be directed to buses awaiting them at the circular drive at the
Pier. Having a dedicated space for buses will help CTA to board
customers quickly and help mitigate congestion.
The following routes that regularly serve Navy Pier will provide extra
service on both July 2 and July 4 for one hour after fireworks end or as
crowds warrant: #29 State, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago, #124 Navy Pier.
Regular service hours will be in effect along these routes on July 2 and
on a Sunday schedule on July 4.
Additional bus service also will be provided on the following routes: #3
King Drive, #4 Cottage Grove, #6 Jackson Park Express, #12 Roosevelt,
#20 Madison, #22 Clark, #56 Milwaukee, #60 Blue Island/26th , #126
Jackson, #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express, #147 Outer Drive Express and