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CTA, Metra plans extra service for Mag Mile Festival of Lights

(CHICAGO) Additional bus and train service will be provided for the Magnificent Mile Festival of Lights this weekend.

On Saturday, the Chicago Transit Authority will operate longer trains on the Blue, Brown, Orange and Pink Lines from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m., according to a statement from CTA. Additional trains will run from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on the CTA Red Line.

Several buses will be redounded due to street closures for the festival, which include No. 3 King Drive, No. 4 Cottage Grove, No. 6 Jackson Park Express, No. 22 Clark, No. 36 Broadway, No. 66 Chicago, No. 70, Division, No. 146 Inner Dr./Michigan Express, No. 147 Outer Drive Express and No. 151 Sheridan.

Metra will add more seating capacity and extra service will be provided on the BNSF, Union Pacific Northwest and West lines, according to a statement from Metra.

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