Rich Milz with the Blackhawks Celebration Info!

Rich Milz with the Blackhawks Celebration Info!

The CTA is offering more service on its trains and rerouting buses Friday to accommodate the city’s rally downtown for the Blackhawks’ 2013 Stanley Cup win.

Transit officials suggest using the “L” to travel to the event. Service will be added to all eight rail lines after the morning rush through midday. The CTA is detouring 30 bus routes for the party.

More information about the changes can be found on the CTA’s website.

Streets from Randolph Street to Balbo Avenue from Michigan Avenue to Lake Shore Drive will be closed, as will Columbus Drive from Randolph to Roosevelt.

Metra officials also said service will be added to the commuter trains to accommodate crowds. Riders can buy a $5 unlimited-ride ticket that will be good for Friday only.

The ticket is available at ticket agencies now and will be for sale on trains Friday. Metra is encouraging riders to buy the tickets in advance, and also warning customers that no bicycles or alcohol will be allowed on trains Friday.

— Tribune report

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