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Saturday Chicago Local Public Transportation Schedules

CTA L TrainsMetra Trains


Schedules may have been temporarily modified as a result of decreased service due to Covid 19.

All times for all schedules are approximate.

CTA L Trains

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Train
Line
CTA L Train
Station
Transportation
Time to Main
Transportation
Staging Point
(min)
Earliest Saturday
Arrival Times
Earliest Arrival Time
at Main Transportation
Staging Point
Latest Saturday
Departure Times
Green
Line
Ashland
8
(walking)
5:20 am
(from Harlem/Lake
Green Line)
5:28 am

1:36 am (Sunday)
(to Harlem/Lake
Green Line)

5:36 am
(from Cottage Grove
Green Line)
5:59 am
1:05 am (Sunday)
(to Cottage Grove
Green Line)
5:36 am
(from Ashland/63rd
Green Line)
5:44 am
1:20 am (Sunday)
(to Ashland/63rd
Green Line)
Pink
Line
5:23 am
(from 54th/Cermak
Pink Line)
5:31 am

1:44 am (Sunday)
(to 54th/Cermak
Pink Line
)

5:45 am
(from State & Lake
Pink Line )
5:53 am
1:22 am (Sunday)
(to State & Lake
Pink Line)
Blue
Line
Illinois
Medical
District
17
(walking)
24 hour service
Red
Line
Transfer to or from the
Green Line or Pink Line
at State & Lake
5:36 am
(via Green Line)
5:44 am
1:22 am (Sunday)
(via Pink Line)
Orange
Line
Brown
Line

Purple
Line

Transfer to or from the
Red Line at Howard and to
or from the Green Line or
Pink Line at State & Lake

6:44 am
(via Pink Line)
7:05 am
12:42 am (Sunday)
(via Pink Line)
Yellow
Line
7:45 am
(via Pink Line)
7:53 am1
9:56 pm2
(via Green Line)

 

Metra Trains
Instead of walking from a Metra train station to the main transportation staging point, it may be significantly easier and faster to travel using a CTA L train or taxicab with your bike and baggage.

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Train Line
Metra Train
Station
Fully
Assembled
Bikes Allowed
Per Train
Transportation
Time to Main
Transportation
Staging Point
(min)
Earliest
Saturday
Arrival Time
in Chicago
Earliest
Arrival Time
at Main
Transportation
Staging Point
Latest
Saturday
Departure Time
from Chicago
Union Pacific
West (UPW)
20
22
(walking and
CTA L train)
7:50 am
8:12 am1
12:40 am
(Sunday)
Union Pacific
Northwest (UPNW)
 
20
22
(walking and
CTA L train)
7:37 am
(from Crystal Lake)
7:59 am
12:30 am
(Sunday)
8:23 am
(from Harvard)
8:45 am3
12:30 am
(Sunday)
Rock Island
District (RID)
15

36
(walking and
CTA L train)

7:29 am
8:05 am1
12:30 am
(Sunday)
Milwaukee District
North (MDN)
15
19
(walking only)
7:12 am
7:31 am
12:25 am
(Sunday)
Milwaukee District
West (MDW)
15
19
(walking only)
7:12 am
7:31 am
12:40 am
(Sunday)
South Shore
(NICTD)
13
37
(walking and
CTA L train)
7:00 am
(from Michigan City
Carroll Ave.)
7:37 am
12:45 am
(Sunday)
(to Michigan City
Carroll Ave.)
9:13 am
(from South
Bend Airport)
9:50 am3
9:15 pm2
(Sunday)
(to South
Bend Airport)
BNSF Railway
(BNSF)
10
18
(walking and
CTA L train)
6:21 am
7:39 am
12:40 am
(Sunday)
Union Pacific
North (UPN)
 

20

22
(walking and
CTA L train)
6:17 am
(from Waukegan)
6:39 am
12:35 am
(Sunday)
7:28 am
(from Kenosha)
7:50 am
Electric District
(MED)
2 standard
bicycles
per train car
37
(walking and
CTA L train)
6:49 am
(from University
Park)
7:26 am
12:35 am
(to University
Park)
37
(walking and
CTA L train)
6:16 am
(from South Chicago
(93rd St.))
6:50 am
10:40 pm2
(to South Chicago
(93rd St.))
no service from Blue Island
SouthWest
Service (SWS)
no service
Heritage Corridor
(HC)
no service
North Central
Service (NCS)
no service

Notes
1. If you will be arriving in Chicago on any of these train lines you must inform us when you register so that we can accommodate you arriving late, since you could arrive at our transportation staging location after our check in time.
2. These train lines could or definitely will depart Chicago after our estimated arrival time after the end of RAGBRAI, particularly for RAGBRAI ending towns further away from Chicago, and you should make alternate travel plans accordingly.
3. Do not plan on arriving on these train lines since they arrive in Chicago significantly after our check in time and we will not be able to accommodate you arriving this late.

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