LaSalle/Van Buren (CTA station)

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LaSalle/Van Buren
CTA LaSalle.jpg
Station statistics
Address 121 West Van Buren Street
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Coordinates 41°52′36″N 87°37′54″W / 41.8768°N 87.631739°W / 41.8768; -87.631739
  Purple Line weekday rush hours only
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened October 3, 1897
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Formerly Pacific Avenue
Passengers (2012) 812,232 Decrease 3.3% (CTA)
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
One-way operation
Brown Line
toward Kimball
One-way operation
Orange Line
toward Midway
Purple Line
toward Linden
Pink Line
toward 54th/Cermak
LaSalle/Van Buren (CTA station) is located in Chicago Loop
LaSalle/Van Buren (CTA station)
Route map
Purple, Orange and Pink Lines
west to Linden, Midway, and 54th/Cermak
LaSalle St.
Clark St.
Brown Line
east to Kimball

LaSalle/Van Buren is an 'L' station serving the CTA's Brown, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines. LaSalle/Van Buren is one of the nine stations on the Loop. The station opened on October 3, 1897. LaSalle Street Station, terminal for Metra's Rock Island District trains, is less than a block from the station.

It was seen in the 1986 film Running Scared with Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal. All of the surroundings including the platforms and the station are still the same now as they were in the movie. It was also a location in one of the final scenes of the 1987 film "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" with Steve Martin and John Candy.

The Chicago Board of Trade Building is one block to the north.

Bus connections[edit]


  • #22 Clark
  • #24 Wentworth
  • #36 Broadway
  • #130 Museum Campus (Summer Service Only)
  • #132 Goose Island Express