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
Station statistics
Address 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
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened March 10, 1902
Rebuilt 2002–04
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Passengers (2012) 452,047 Increase 8%
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. The station opened on March 10, 1902, as part of the Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad's Douglas Park branch.[1][2] It is the closest station to Cook County Jail.

Bus connections[edit]


  • #21 Cermak
  • #94 South California


  1. ^ "More Trains on Alley "L": Use Old Congress Station". Chicago Daily Tribune. March 9, 1902. p. 3. 
  2. ^ California (Douglas) Station Page

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