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The CTA Is Extending Bus Service This Weekend For Beyoncé's Tour

By Mae Rice in News on May 27, 2016 4:10PM

Beyoncé attends the 2016 Met Gala in New York. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for

Beyoncé plays Chicago's Soldier Field Friday and Saturday night as part of her Formation World Tour. To accommodate the throngs of fans jonesing for her incredible live show (and "Boycott Beyoncé" merch), the Chicago Transit Authority is providing extra bus service to the venue.

The CTA will provide "extra service on routes that regularly serve Soldier Field," according to a statement issued this morning. That means the #130 Museum Campus bus route and the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express bus route will run later on Friday and Saturday; both will run until about an hour after her show ends. Fans can also get to and from the concert by taking Red, Green and Orange Line trains to the Roosevelt stop, the CTA says.

Though this might seem like further proof that Beyoncé is queen of all things, including transit, it's pretty typical for a Soldier Field show. "If there are concerts at Soldier Field, we typically do [extend bus service]," a spokesperson for the CTA told Chicagoist. She said that the CTA provided the "exact" same extended bus service for Taylor Swift's Soldier Field shows in July of 2015.