Tuesday, December 9, 2008

CTA Santa Train 2008

From transitchicago.com:

Santa Claus is coming to town - riding the CTA

The Chicago Transit Authority is getting into the holiday spirit
with the 2008 version of its popular Holiday Train. Santa and
his elves will ride the train passing out candy canes and
season's greetings.

The spectacular train is an amazing sight - during the daytime
and at night. The outside of the six-car train is adorned with
holiday seasonal images. Thousands of twinkling lights outline
the shape of the train and windows, with even more lights running
across the tops of the cars.

Interiors of the cars are decked out with thousands of multi-colored
lights, red bows, garland, and red and green overhead lighting.
The hand poles are wrapped to look like candy canes.

As the train pulls into each station, Santa waves to the boarding
passengers from his sleigh on an open-air flatcar that carries his
reindeer and decorated holiday trees.

The Holiday Train will travel all CTA rail lines in November and
December as part of regular rail service. Normal CTA fares apply.

The train operates from approximately 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends,
and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on select weekdays (schedules for each
individual line will vary), and will make stops at all stations along
the respective routes.

On December 2, the train operates around the Loop to coincide
with the lighting of Chicago's Holiday Tree in Daley Center Plaza.


Schedules will be posted here as they become available:

November 22 -- Red and Purple Lines
November 23 -- Red and Purple Lines
November 26 -- Blue Line
November 29 -- Blue Line
December 2 -- Pink Line and Loop Elevated
December 4 -- Green Line and Purple Line Express
December 5 -- Green Line and Purple Line Express
December 6 -- Green Line
December 10 -- Brown and Orange Lines
December 11 -- Brown and Orange Lines
December 12 -- Brown and Orange Lines
December 13 -- Brown and Orange Lines
December 18 -- Purple Line Express
December 19 -- Red Line
December 20 -- Orange Line
December 22 -- Purple Line Express
December 23 -- Yellow Line

1 cheer(s)!:

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

it is cute!i wish kl have it!!