Austin (CTA Blue Line station)

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Austin
Austin Douglas.jpg
Station statistics
Address 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
Line(s)
Structure type Surface Level
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened March 20, 1960[1][2]
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 643,398 Increase 3.6% (CTA)
Services
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 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.

Station layout[edit]

G Ground level Entrance/Exit, station building
P
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]

CTA

  • #91 Austin

Pace

  • #315 Austin-Ridgeland

References[edit]

  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. 

External links[edit]

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