Clark/Division (CTA station)

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Clark/Division station in November 2011
Location 1200 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Coordinates 41°54′14″N 87°37′53″W / 41.90392°N 87.631412°W / 41.90392; -87.631412
Owned by City of Chicago
Platforms 1 island platform


Depth 26 ft
Structure type Subway
Bicycle facilities Yes
Opened October 17, 1943
Rebuilt 2012–15 (station renovation)
Passengers (2014) 2,583,811[1]Increase 1.1%
Rank 16 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
Route map
Red Line
west to Howard
Red Line
east to 95th/Dan Ryan
Clark/Division (CTA station) is located in Chicago
Clark/Division (CTA station)

Clark/Division (read as Clark and Division) is an 'L' station on the CTA's Red Line. It is a subway station with one island platform, located at 1200 North Clark Street, in the of Near North Side neighborhood of Chicago, between the Gold Coast and Old Town. Much of Chicago's nightlife, including the Rush St. district and many bars and nightclubs are located close to the station.



Clark/Division station is in the State Street subway, which opened on October 17, 1943. From Clark/Division northbound trains travel west along Division Street, turning northwest at Clybourn Avenue to North/Clybourn station, a distance of about 1 14 miles (2.0 km) to the northwest. Southbound trains turn south to follow State Street to Chicago station, about 12 mile (0.80 km) to the south.


Clark/Division is the only station in the State Street Subway north of the loop to have an island platform; all of the other stations in the subway north of the loop use side platforms. The station also still has its original illuminated type station signs, hanging from the center of the ceiling on the platform.


On September 10, 2012, a renovation project began at the station and will continue through mid-2015.[2] The renovation project will make the station ADA accessible and it will provide new art features, bike racks, new signage, granite floors and stairs. A new entrance at the corner of LaSalle and Division streets opened at 5:00 a.m. on June 30, 2014. The station will remain open during the project.[3] The renovation has a projected cost of 50 million dollars.[4]

Bus connections[edit]


  • #22 Clark (Owl Service)
  • #36 Broadway
  • #70 Division

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 25 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Renovation of Clark/Division CTA Station to Begin September 10th" (Press release). City of Chicago. September 7, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Renovation of Clark/Division". Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ Hilkevitch, Jon (February 1, 2015). "Where are the Chicago-area construction projects in 2015?". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 24, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Staircase entrance to the station, October 2009