18th (CTA station)

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18th
18th Street Pink Line.jpg
Station statistics
Address 1710 West 18th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Coordinates 41°51′29″N 87°40′09″W / 41.857955°N 87.669178°W / 41.857955; -87.669178
Line(s)
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened April 28, 1896
Rebuilt 1991–93
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 579,674 Increase 4.6%
Services
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward 54th/Cermak
Pink Line
toward The Loop
Route map
Pink Line
north to Loop
17th St.
18th St.
Pink Line
south to 54th/Cermak

18th is an 'L' station on the CTA's Pink Line. It is located at 1710 West 18th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The station is decorated with colorful murals painted by local artists from Pilsen.

History[edit]

18th station in 1951

18th station opened on April 28, 1896 as part of the Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad's Douglas Park branch.[1] From 1991 until 1993, the original station was demolished and rebuilt.[2] On June 25, 2006, the 18th station, along with all other stations on the 54th/Cermak branch of the Blue Line, became part of the Pink Line. Rather than continuing east on the Blue Line through the Dearborn subway to O'Hare north of the Polk station, trains run north over a section of track on Paulina Avenue, connecting with the Green Line west of the Ashland station and then circling clockwise around the Loop before returning to 54th/Cermak via the same route.

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • #18 16th-18th
18th pink cta.JPG

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Douglas Park Branch Opened". Chicago Daily Tribune. April 28, 1896. p. 5. 
  2. ^ 18th. Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed September 30, 2006).

External links[edit]

Media related to 18th (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons