Grid Shots: The CTA’s holiday train

The Chicago Transit Authority’s holiday train began service the day after Thanksgiving last month and continues through December 22, 2011. You pay the same CTA fare to ride it; find where it will run next on the holiday train webpage. The next run is Wednesday, December 7, 2011, on the Pink Line (see the detailed schedule). All photos are from frequent Grid Chicago contributor, Jeff Zoline.


The holiday train at 63rd/Ashland on the Green Line East/63rd branch. 


Santa’s sleigh, where he rides from station to station outside!


Santa would definitely choose rapid transit as a way to travel around the North Pole. 

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4 thoughts on “Grid Shots: The CTA’s holiday train”

  1. I guess everyone’s a critic. I have no doubt that they put a lot of time and effort into it. I’m sure it brings a smile to thousands of faces every day, and it would certainly make me smile if I saw it unexpectedly. However, I still think it’s pretty gaudy.

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