Austin (CTA Blue Line station)
|Address||1050 South Austin Boulevard
Oak Park, Illinois 60304
|Structure type||Surface Level|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||March 20, 1960|
|Owned by||Chicago Transit Authority|
|Passengers (2012)||643,398 3.6% (CTA)|
Austin is a station on the 'L' system, serving the Blue Line's Forest Park branch. It is located below South Austin Boulevard in the Eisenhower Expressway on the Oak Park and Chicago city limit boundary (serving the extreme southwest tip of Chicago's Austin neighborhood. The station has an auxiliary entrance/exit at Lombard Avenue. After CTA Blue Line trains pass the station, the CTA line splits away from the Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad lines letting the CTA Blue Line to continue to Chicago afterwards.
|G||Ground level||Entrance/Exit, station building|
|Southbound||← Blue Line toward Forest Park (Oak Park)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Northbound||→ Blue Line toward O'Hare (Cicero) →|
- #91 Austin
- #315 Austin-Ridgeland
- "CTA to Open New Congress Right of Way". Chicago Daily Tribune. March 20, 1960. p. W3.
- "Congress CTA on Permanent Right of Way". Chicago Daily Tribune. March 20, 1960. p. 25.
Media related to Austin (CTA Blue Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- Austin (Congress Line) Station Page
- Lombard Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Austin Boulevard entrance from Google Maps Street View
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