Jackson (CTA Red Line station)

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Busker at Roosevelt Red Line Stop.jpg
Station statistics
Address 230 South State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Coordinates 41°52′41″N 87°37′39″W / 41.878153°N 87.627596°W / 41.878153; -87.627596
(Via Jackson/Dearborn)

(Via Harold Washington Library – State/Van Buren)
  Purple Line weekday rush hours only
Structure type Subway
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened October 17, 1943
Rebuilt 1989–91 (Adams-Jackson mezzanine), 1996–2000 (Jackson-Van Buren mezzanine), 2002–03 (platform)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by City of Chicago
Passengers (2012) 3,457,125 Decrease 0.8%
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
  Tunnel transfer  
toward O'Hare
Blue Line
Transfer at: Jackson
toward Forest Park
  Walking farecard transfer  
One-way operation
Brown Line
toward Kimball
One-way operation
Orange Line
toward Midway
One-way operation
Purple Line
toward Linden
Pink Line
toward 54th/Cermak
Route map
Red Line
north to Howard
Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

Jackson (also Jackson/State) is a subway station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Red Line in the Chicago Loop. Free transfers to Blue Line trains are available at this station via a lower level transfer tunnel to the Jackson/Dearborn subway station and farecard transfers to Purple, Orange, Brown and Pink Line trains are available through the Harold Washington Library–State/Van Buren Loop Elevated station.

Jackson station in 2004 after renovation was completed

Like the Washington station, the northern extension of which was reconfigured as the Lake station, Jackson was originally double-length, with a third station mezzanine at Van Buren Street and Congress Parkway. The Van Buren-Congress mezzanine was closed on January 6, 1984, following the closure of the South Loop's main anchor, Sears, which had a direct entrance from the mezzanine. At the same time, the south end of the Jackson platform beyond the Jackson-Van Buren mezzanine was closed off with a plywood wall and both the platform area and mezzanine now remain, but abandoned. The street level entrances to the Van Buren-Congress mezzanine were removed when State Street was remodeled in 1997, replaced with access through grates, which can be seen on the sidewalks between Van Buren Street and Congress Parkway.

Underground pedestrian tunnel connecting the Red and Blue Lines in the Loop area in Chicago.
Note the lights are artificial, not sunlight from windows.

Bus connections[edit]


  • #1 Bronzeville/Union Station
  • #2 Hyde Park Express
  • #6 Jackson Park Express
  • #7 Harrison
  • #10 Museum of Science and Industry
  • #29 State
  • #36 Broadway
  • #62 Archer (Owl Service)
  • #126 Jackson
  • #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express
  • #147 Outer Drive Express
  • #151 Sheridan


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