Full Schedule: CTA's Holiday Train, Bus Roll Out for the Season - NBC Chicago

Full Schedule: CTA's Holiday Train, Bus Roll Out for the Season



    The CTA's most festive train is back in service for the 25th year and it's bringing along a new partner -- the "Elves' Workshop Train."

    The Holiday Train is a six-car train outfitted with Christmas lights and covered in snowflake and Santa Claus paintings that will run on all eight rail lines throughout the holiday season.

    Joining the holiday train on tracks throughout Chicago will be the new Elves' Workshop Train, which will also be covered in colorful lights, garland, bows and festive winter scenes. 

    The Elves' Workshop Train will follow the holiday train on Saturdays to give riders another festive option if the holiday train is full. 

    “The CTA Holiday Train and Bus are iconic Chicago traditions that are enjoyed by thousands every year,” CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. said in a statement. “We’re pleased to expand on that strong Chicago tradition by offering the new Elves’ Workshop Train, which will allow even more customers to experience this unique holiday happening.”

    The holiday bus will also be making its way around the city for the third year. 

    The 60-foot bus was transformed into a winter wonderland by employees who wanted to say "thank you" to customers and bring added cheer this season, the CTA said. 

    The holiday trains and bus are set to run until Dec. 23. The full schedule is available here and is listed below.

    Holiday Train (*Elves' Workshop Train following)

    Sat., November 19 – Red Line
    Fri., November 25 – Green Line
    Sat., November 26 – Green Line*
    Tue., November 29 – Green and Orange Lines
    Wed., November 30 – Brown and Orange Lines
    Thu., December 1 – Brown and Orange Lines
    Fri., December 2 – Brown and Orange Lines
    Sat., December 3 – Brown and Orange Lines*
    Tue., December 6 – Pink Line
    Wed., December 7 – Pink Line
    Thu., December 8 – Blue Line
    Fri., December 9 – Blue Line
    Sat., December 10 – Blue Line*
    Tue., December 13 – Red Line
    Wed., December 14 – Purple Line
    Thu., December 15 – Red Line
    Fri., December 16 – Purple Line
    Sat., December 17 – Red and Purple Lines*
    Thu., December 22 – Purple Line Express
    Fri., December 23 – Yellow Line

    Holiday Bus
    Tue., November 29 -- No. 56 Milwaukee
    Wed., November 30 -- No. 56 Milwaukee 
    Thu., December 1 -- No. 91 Austin
    Fri., December 2 -- No. 22 Clark
    Sat., December 3 -- No. 22 Clark/ No. 97 Skokie
    Tue., December 6 -- No. 66 Chicago
    Wed., December 7 -- No. 66 Chicago
    Thu., December 8 -- No. 12 Roosevelt
    Fri., December 9 -- No. 12 Roosevelt
    Sat., December 10 -- No. 126 Jackson
    Tue., December 13 -- No. 29 State
    Wed., December 14 -- No. 29 State
    Thu., December 15 -- No. 28 Stony Island
    Fri., December 16 -- No. 62 Archer
    Sat., December 17 -- No. 62 Archer
    Tue., December 20 -- No. X49 Western Exp.
    Wed., December 21 -- No. 79 79th
    Thu., December 22 -- No. 3 King Drive
    Fri., December 23 -- No. 3 King Drive

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