A Penny For Your Safety

The CTA is once again providing rides for New Year’s Eve revelers for only a penny. The cheap rate starts at 8pm tonight and goes until 6am tomorrow morning. Several bus and rail lines will also offer later service.

Bus Service

#4 Cottage Grove

#4 Cottage Grove buses will operate all night between Washington/State and 95th/Cottage Grove. Buses will operate approximately every 15 minutes north of 63rd and Cottage Grove and every 30 minutes south of 63rd.   

#6 Jackson Park Express

#6 Jackson Park Express buses will operate southbound from downtown every 15 minutes until 3:15 a.m. The last northbound trip to downtown will leave 79th/South Shore Drive at 2:15 a.m. 

#20 Madison

#20 Madison buses will operate more frequently between Austin and Washington/State every 15 minutes during the overnight period. 

#22 Clark

#22 Clark buses will operate more frequently between Polk/Clark and the Howard Red Line station approximately every 15 to 20 minutes during the overnight period. 

#29 State

#29 State buses will operate in both directions all night between Navy Pier and Roosevelt/State in both directions. Service will be scheduled to operate every 15 minutes or less north of Roosevelt, and every 30 minutes or less south of Roosevelt to the 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line station. 

#65 Grand

#65 Grand buses will operate westbound from Navy Pier to Grand and Nordica until 3 a.m. The last eastbound bus to Navy Pier will leave Grand and Nordica at 2 a.m. Service will operate approximately every 15-30 minutes. 

#66 Chicago

#66 Chicago buses operate westbound from Navy Pier to Chicago and Austin Avenue until 3 a.m. The last eastbound bus from Austin Avenue to Navy Pier will leave around midnight. Regular Night Owl service will operate between State/Washington and Chicago/Pulaski. 

#124 Navy Pier

#124 Navy Pier buses will operate southbound from Navy Pier to the Millennium Park Randolph Street Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station until 1 a.m. The last northbound trip to Navy Pier from Union Station will be at 12:30 a.m. 

#151 Sheridan (Owl Service)

#151 Sheridan Owl service buses will operate between Sheridan/Foster and Union Station approximately every 15-20 minutes until 3 a.m. 

Rail Service

The last Brown, Orange, Pink and Green line trains will leave downtown at 1:30 a.m. from the following downtown stations: 

  • Brown Line – Washington/Wells
  • Green Line – Adams (northbound) and Clinton (southbound)
  • Orange Line – Library-State/Van Buren
  • Pink Line – Clark/Lake

 Purple Line trains will operate from Howard to Linden until 2:00 a.m. More frequent service will be provided on the Red Line (approximately every 8-10 minutes from midnight until 6 a.m.) and Blue Line Forest Park and O’Hare branches (approximately every 12-15 minutes from 1:30 a.m. until 5 a.m.). Both lines operate 24 hours daily. Yellow Line trains will operate from Howard to Skokie until 2:00 a.m. For details about all CTA service on New Year’s Eve call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit the CTA Web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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