Damen (CTA Pink Line station)

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For other 'L' stations on the Chicago Transit Authority named Damen, see Damen.
Damen Pink Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 2010 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Coordinates 41°51′16″N 87°40′34″W / 41.854517°N 87.675975°W / 41.854517; -87.675975
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened September 7, 1896
Rebuilt 2002–04
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Formerly Hoyne
Passengers (2014) 487,210[1]Increase 6.7%
Rank 112 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
Damen Ave.
Hoyne Ave.
Pink Line
west to 54/Cermak

Damen is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Pink Line and the Pilsen neighborhood.


Damen station opened in 1896 as part of the Metropolitan West Side Elevated's Douglas Park branch. At the time the entrance was on Hoyne Avenue. Like the Kostner station to the west, during reconstruction of the Douglas branch in 2003, Damen Avenue (the block east of Hoyne) was made the site of the main entrance for better connection with the CTA route #50 Damen buses. At this time the name of the station was changed to "Damen" and Hoyne became an auxiliary entrance.

Bus connections[edit]


  • #21 Cermak
  • #50 Damen

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. 

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