River Bus provides passengers with link between train stations

CHICAGO -- There's a new way for tourists and residents to get around Chicago. It's called the River Bus, a custom-built, 74-passenger river vessel that connects the Amtrak and Metra train stations at North Michigan Avenue and River East (formerly North Pier Terminal).

The service operates from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays to Fridays and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays.

The service costs $2 per person during the day and $1.50 for the "rush hour express," which serves only Michigan Avenue and the train station. A 10-ride ticket costs $11, and monthly passes are $32.

According to its operators, Wendella Sightseeing Tours, the River Bus will ease traffic congestion and help reduce auto emissions. At the same time, passengers will be able to view Chicago's waterfront from a unique vantage point.

Wendella Sightseeing Tours
Phone: (312) 337-1446

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