Clinton (CTA Green and Pink Lines station)

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For other 'L' stations on the Chicago Transit Authority named Clinton, see Clinton (disambiguation)#CTA stations.
20040329 03 CTA Green Line Clinton St. station.jpg
Location 540 West Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661
Coordinates 41°53′08″N 87°38′30″W / 41.885678°N 87.641782°W / 41.885678; -87.641782
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 2
Structure type Elevated
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Opened October 16, 1909
Rebuilt 1970, 1996
Previous names Clinton/Northwest Passage
Passengers (2014) 1,180,663[1]Decrease 6.1%
Rank 64 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Harlem/Lake
Green Line
toward 54th/Cermak
Pink Line
toward The Loop

Clinton (also Clinton/Lake) is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Green Line and Pink Line. It opened on October 16, 1909, and was completely rebuilt during the Green Line rehabilitation project in 1996.

History and location[edit]

It is the closest 'L' station to the Ogilvie Transportation Center, whose platforms directly abut Clinton. The stations were connected in 1970 with a passageway, called the "Northwest Passage", linking it to the Chicago and North Western Terminal. The passageway closed in 1990 when the C&NW Terminal was rebuilt as Ogilvie Transportation Center, replaced by a holding track for Metra trains.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Green Line toward Harlem/Lake (Morgan)
Pink Line toward 54th/Cermak (Morgan)
Eastbound Green Line toward Ashland/63rd or Cottage Grove (Clark/Lake)
Pink Line toward The Loop (Clark/Lake)
(No service: Washington/Wells)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Crossunder between platforms, fare control
G Street level Entrance/Exit

Bus connections[edit]


  • #J14 Jeffery Jump
  • #56 Milwaukee
  • #125 Water Tower Express

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 18 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Clinton/Lake (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons