November 21, 2009 (CHICAGO) --A colorful CTA train carried out an annual tradition Saturday with a special passenger aboard.The six-car holiday train is decorated with thousands of multi-colored lights, as well as holiday messages. The VIP guest is none other than Santa Claus, who is riding the rails on an open-air flatcar.
The rides get Santa ready for his Christmas Eve sleigh ride.
The holiday train travels on all 'el' train lines in November and December. Passengers can ride the train at the CTA's regular rates.