CTA Debuts Cubs-Themed Bus Ahead of Game 6 of World Series

A Cubs-themed bus was unveiled in Chicago Monday.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. debuted the CTA's newest busses, the last of a 425-bus order, just in time for the Cubs' historic season.

The last batch of buses features Cubs-themed decorations and blue and red stripes. The new 40-foot buses also come equipped with multiple security cameras, improved fuel capacity and LED lighting.

Since 2011, the CTA has purchased more than 500 new buses and overhauled more than 1,000 in efforts to improve customer service and comfort.

The CTA also began running its "World Series Special" 2400-series vintage train on the city's Red Line last week before the team's first World Series home game. 

Restored inside and out, the train’s exterior featured the original 1976 American Bicentennial exterior markings of bold red, white and blue stripes, while the interior hosts a collection of reprinted advertisements from times since past.

The exterior is adorned with celebratory posters to cheer on the Cubs’ historic season as well as slogans from Chicago sportscasters Harry Caray and Jack Brickhouse.

The special World Series train is part of the CTA’s Heritage Fleet, a new program announced last June to preserve historic rail cars, buses and more, the transit agency said in the release.

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