Congress Terminal

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Congress Terminal
CTA rapid transit
CNS&M interurban
Location Congress Parkway and Holden Court
Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°52′33″N 87°37′36″W / 41.8757°N 87.6268°W / 41.8757; -87.6268Coordinates: 41°52′33″N 87°37′36″W / 41.8757°N 87.6268°W / 41.8757; -87.6268
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Line(s) South Side Elevated
Platforms 1 Side platform
Tracks 1 track
Structure type Elevated
Opened June 6, 1892[1]
Closed August 1, 1949 (CTA)
January 21, 1963 (CNS&M)

Congress Terminal was a stub-end terminal on the "L" in downtown Chicago, Illinois. It was located at Congress Parkway over Holden Court.[2] The terminal was in operation from 1892 to 1963.

Congress Terminal was built by the Chicago and South Side Rapid Transit Railroad and was one of Chicago's original 'L' stations. On August 1, 1949, the CTA stopped service to the terminal as part of the service revision introducing A-B Skip-Stop service to the south side.[3][4] The Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad continued to use the station as a baggage terminal until the line quit in 1963.


  1. ^ "Running on the "L."". Chicago Daily Tribune. June 7, 1892. p. 9. 
  2. ^ Garfield, Graham. "Congress Terminal". Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Begin Skip-Stop Runs Monday on North, South 'L'". Chicago Daily Tribune. July 29, 1949. p. A9. 
  4. ^ "Close 24 Elevated Stations; Skip-Stop Will Start Monday". Chicago Daily Tribune. July 31, 1949. p. 1.