Austin (CTA Blue Line station)

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Austin Douglas.jpg
Location 1050 South Austin Boulevard
Oak Park, Illinois 60304
Coordinates 41°52′15″N 87°46′37″W / 41.870851°N 87.776812°W / 41.870851; -87.776812
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Structure type Surface Level
Opened March 20, 1960[1][2]
Passengers (2014) 638,728[3]Increase 0.2% (CTA)
Rank 101 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward O'Hare
Blue Line
toward Forest Park

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 in Oak Park, Illinois. 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.

Station layout[edit]

G Ground level Entrance/Exit, station building
Platform level
Southbound Blue Line toward Forest Park (Oak Park)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Blue Line toward O'Hare (Cicero)

Bus connections[edit]


  • #91 Austin


  • #315 Austin-Ridgeland

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ Due to possible double-counting of physically-connected stations, the CTA's official 2014 tally of stations was 145, but for ridership purposes reported having only 143 stations.


  1. ^ "CTA to Open New Congress Right of Way". Chicago Daily Tribune. March 20, 1960. p. W3. 
  2. ^ "Congress CTA on Permanent Right of Way". Chicago Daily Tribune. March 20, 1960. p. 25. 
  3. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2014" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. March 5, 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

A CTA train heads towards the Austin station in 1968 (then known as the Congress Branch instead of the Blue Line)