Lake Shore Drive at 23rd St.
Chicago, IL 60616
Additional McCormick Place information:
HOW TO GET TO THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW SHUTDOWN
CTA Bus or Train
#3 King Drive : buses serve McCormick Place from North Michigan Avenue and the South Side every 7 - 15 minutes.
#21 Cermak : buses operate from the West Side and Near West Suburbs east on Cermak. #21 buses operate every 10 -15 minutes through mid-evening daily and every 20 minutes in the later evening. #21 Cermak shuttle buses will operate to the show from the Orange Line Halsted station every 15 minutes on weekends only.
#127 NW/Madison : buses serve Gate 26 on the lower level of McCormick Place South from Union Station, the Ogilvie Transportation Center and Washington Street downtown. #127 buses will operate every 10 -15 minutes on weekdays and every 5 - 15 minutes on weekends.
#127 buses start their trips from Union Station north on Canal at Adams. Stops are made on Canal at both Madison and Washington for the Ogilvie Transportation Center before the buses make regular stops east on Washington, south on Michigan and east on Balbo to Columbus. The buses then run express to McCormick Place. Customers can transfer to #127 buses on Washington from the Blue Line at Dearborn, the Red Line at State, and from Brown, Green and Orange Line trains serving the Madison/Wabash station (one block south of Washington).
Additionally, Red Line customers can transfer to #21 buses at the Cermak-Chinatown station.
For further information about CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit the CTA Web site at http://www.transitchicago.com/.
Metra service from the north, west and southwest suburbs connects to McCormick Place via CTA bus (see above).
Metra Electric line service from the Loop and southern suburbs and South Shore service from northeast Indiana stops on the lower level of McCormick Place. Parking at Metra and South Shore stations is best in the evenings and on weekends. Metra offers a $5.00 round-trip pass on weekends.
The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District normally serves McCormick Place only on weekends, but is providing special weekday train service during the auto show. See the special weekday service schedule at www.nictd.com/info/delays.htm.
For all schedule and fare information call RTA Travel Information 836-7000 (city or suburbs) or click on http://www.rtachicago.com/.
Pace provides direct hourly service from the Northwest Transportation Center (NWTC), located just south of Woodfield Shopping Center in Schaumburg, to McCormick Place for the 2006 Chicago Auto Show. The Chicago Auto Show Express will operate both weekends of the show, February 10-11 and 17-18.
The Chicago Auto Show Express departs for McCormick Place from the NWTC every hour on the half hour from 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., and returns to the NWTC every hour on the hour from noon until 10 p.m.
Tickets are $7.50 for adults and children under 7 are free with each adult fare. See full details at http://pacebus.com/sub/news_events/special_events/chicago_auto_show.asp.
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