Chicago Transit Authority debuts Pride 'L' cars

Fri. June 23, 2017 11:09 AM by News Staff

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CTA to provide extra service and longer trains for annual Pride Parade

Chicago, IL - The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Friday debuted four 'L' cars wrapped in the rainbow flag.

The colorful cars will be in service on the CTA's busiest line - the Red Line - for Pride Weekend celebrations.

"It's important to us that everyone—no matter who you are, how you identify, or where you're from—feel comfortable and confident riding transit in Chicago. Our message is simple: You are welcome here!," read a post on the CTA's Facebook page.

The 2017 Chicago Pride Parade, which is expected to draw over 1 million people, will step off at noon on Sunday, June 25 at Broadway and Montrose in the Uptown neighborhood. The parade will then travel the 21-block parade route south on Broadway; then south on Halsted; then east on Belmont; then south on Broadway; then east on Diversey to Cannon Drive.

The CTA will be providing extra service and longer trains on the 'L', and several buses will be re-routed for parade. Bicycles will not be permitted on CTA trains for most of the day, and strollers and carts must be folded before boarding all CTA buses and trains.

If you're going to the parade, learn about how to get there and find tips on how to make travel a breeze at

Related: 2017 Chicago Pride Parade line of march