Metra is encouraging music fans attending Lollapalooza to use public transit for travel to and from Chicago by offering a special two-day, unlimited-ride train pass.
The special passes go on sale Monday at all ticket windows and through the Ventra App. The $15 commemorative ticket, featuring Lollapalooza-branded artwork, will be good for unlimited rides on the Metra system Aug. 2 and 3 on all trains arriving in Chicago after 9:30 a.m.
Festivalgoers traveling Aug. 4 and 5 will be able to purchase Metra’s $10 weekend pass, which also offers unlimited rides. The Ventra App is available for download from the App Store or Google Play.
“This is the fifth year we’ve partnered with Lollapalooza to help bring tens of thousands of festivalgoers safely to downtown Chicago,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski.
“With five downtown train stations within walking distance of Grant Park, Metra is a great travel option. This special pass, in addition to our weekend pass, makes Metra not just the safest travel choice but the most economical choice, too.”
• Metra is one of the largest and most complex commuter rail systems in North America, serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties in northeastern Illinois. The agency provides service to and from downtown Chicago with 242 stations on 11 routes, totaling about 500 route miles and 1,200 miles of track. Metra operates about 700 weekday trains, providing about 300,000 passenger trips each weekday.