How the Shutdown Affects You

Combined Fare Deal Offered During Red Line Closure

CTA/Pace, Metra card designed to soften blow of 5-month construction project

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Red Line will be closed for five months.

    Transit officials are trying to soften the blow of the 5-month shutdown of the Red Line by offering additional fare cards designed to make getting around the construction mess easier.

    The CTA, Metra and Pace are offering combined fare deals from $52-$74 that include a CTA/Pace 5-day passes and Metra 10-ride tickets. The cost of the package depends on which zone you travel in.

    The prepackaged tickets are available at the usual retail outlets where transit tickets are sold.

    CTA to Close South Side Stations for Months

    [CHI] CTA to Close South Side Stations for Months
    Officials say the full closure of several Red Line stations will expedite the work. Charlie Wojciechowski explains.

    Metra officials encourage CTA Red Line passengers at the southern end of the line to take either the Metra Electric line, which runs east of the Red Line to Van Buren Station and Millennium Station downtown, or the Metra Rock Island line, which runs west of the Red Line to downtown's LaSalle St. Station.

    Chicago White Sox officials say they aren't worried about the construction affecting attendance, but the team is offering $10 discounts on select seats during this weekend's series against the Boston Red Sox. Type in the code "SOXCTA" on Ticketmaster in order to get the deal.

    Red Line Work to Impact Sox Fans

    [CHI] How Red Line Construction Will Affect White Sox Fans
    The Chicago Transit Authority will break ground at the end of May on its massive Red Line rehab project. That means the South end of the line, between Cermak-Chinatown and 95th, will shut down. How will it affect White Sox fans? Kye Martin reports.

    The Red Line will be completely shut down between Cermak/Chinatown and 95th Street in order to make improvements to the track.

    The CTA created redlinesouth.com to help commuters find their way around as routes change depending on the day and time.