Ashland (also Ashland/Lake) is an 'L' station on the CTA'sGreen and Pink Lines. It is an elevated station with two side platforms, located in Chicago'sNear West Side neighborhood at 1601 West Lake Street. Just to the west of the station the Pink Line branches off from the Lake Street elevated line to follow the Paulina line to the south. The adjacent stations are California (Green), which is located about 11⁄2 miles (2.4 km) to the west, Polk (Pink), which is located about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south, and Morgan station, approximately 3⁄4 mile (1.2 km) to the east.
Ashland Station opened on November 6, 1893 as part of the Lake Street Elevated Railroad's initial route, and it is one of the oldest standing stations on the 'L'. The station closed on April 4, 1948, along with nine other stations on the Lake Street line, but later reopened on February 25, 1951, the same day the Milwaukee-Dearborn subway opened for service. During the two year closure of the Green Line from 1994–1996, the station buildings were restored and elevators were added to make the station ADA compliant.