Category: Holiday Bus

CTA Holiday Train: Last chance this week on Purple, Yellow lines; plus Holiday Bus

Christmas is less than a week away, which means it’s your final chance to ride the CTA Sprint Holiday Train and Holiday Bus. On Tuesday, you can ride the Purple Line Express from Howard to Linden at about 3:15. Then the Holiday Train turns around and heads to the Loop for it last ride downtown... Read more »

CTA Holiday Train schedule: Red, Purple lines Dec. 16-19; plus Holiday Bus

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The Sprint CTA Holiday Train this week continues on the Purple and Red lines. Santa will ride the Purple Line on Wednesday and Friday, and the Red Line on Thursday. There will be two runs on each day. Then on Saturday, Santa visits both the Red and Purple lines, with a photo op at the Howard station... Read more »

CTA Holiday Train schedule: Pink, Blue lines Dec. 8-12; plus Holiday Bus

The Sprint CTA Holiday Train this week will start on the Pink Line Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be two runs on each day. Then on Thursday through Saturday, Santa visits the Blue Line. Check here later in the week for full schedules. Meanwhile, the Sprint CTA Holiday Bus will travel on three bus routes... Read more »

CTA’s Holiday Bus – All you love about Holiday Train, only smaller and stuck in traffic on Western

This is a CTA Tattler guest post by Martha. Don’t let the possibly Grinchy headline mislead you. The Holiday Bus is nothing but magic. Compared to all the other buses on the #49 Western route, let’s leave it to Petula Clark to explain: “How can you lose? The lights are much brighter there. You can... Read more »

CTA's Holiday Bus to finish its run on four North Side routes

This month I have spilled plenty of “digital ink” keeping you posted on the whereabouts of the CTA’s Holiday Train. But I have only written once about the brand-new Holiday Bus. With just about a week to go before Christmas, that has to change. After spending the first two weeks of December on the South... 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'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 »