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The CTA Wants To Help You Get To The Chicago Women's March This Saturday

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Jan 19, 2017 8:31PM

Photo by Tyler LaRiviere/Chicagoist

"The CTA is the convenient and affordable travel option for those attending Saturday’s 2017 Chicago Women’s March and Rally," reads the subject line of the most affirming press release we have ever received from a city agency. Kudos.

With organizers anticipating tens of thousands of marchers, and who knows how many artsy protest signs, this is good to know.

As it turns out, the CTA will run longer trains on four train lines this Saturday to help people get to and from the Women's March and Rally in Grant Park: the Blue, Brown, Green and Orange lines will have longer trains that can carry more people from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. No Pink Line, oddly—though we have it on good authority that plenty of residents of Pilsen, Little Village/Lawndale and beyond will be in attendance.

The CTA also notes that bus service around the Loop might be affected by the march, with re-routes and delays due to street closures, so "Customers should allow extra travel time when heading to/from these events."