California (CTA Pink Line station)

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For other 'L' stations on the Chicago Transit Authority named California, see California (disambiguation)#CTA stations.
California CTA Pink Line Station.jpg
Location 2011 South California Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Coordinates 41°51′15″N 87°41′41″W / 41.854109°N 87.694774°W / 41.854109; -87.694774
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Structure type Elevated
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Opened March 10, 1902
Rebuilt 2002–04
Passengers (2014) 468,229[1]Increase 2.9%
Rank 117 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward 54th/Cermak
Pink Line
toward The Loop
Route map
Pink Line
east to Loop
Fairfield Ave.
California Ave.
Pink Line
west to 54/Cermak

California is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Pink Line and the Little Village neighborhood. The station opened on March 10, 1902, as part of the Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad's Douglas Park branch.[2][3] It is the closest station to Cook County Jail.

Bus connections[edit]


  • #21 Cermak
  • #94 South California

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. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2014" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. March 5, 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "More Trains on Alley "L": Use Old Congress Station". Chicago Daily Tribune. March 9, 1902. p. 3. 
  3. ^ California (Douglas) Station Page

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