LaSalle (CTA station)

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This article is about the subway station. For the elevated station, see LaSalle/Van Buren (CTA station).
LaSalle
LaSalle CTA 080119.jpg
Station statistics
Address 150 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Coordinates 41°52′32″N 87°37′54″W / 41.875568°N 87.631722°W / 41.875568; -87.631722
Line(s)
Structure type Subway
Depth 49 ft
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened February 25, 1951
Owned by City of Chicago
Formerly Congress Terminal
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 899,323 Increase 6.2% (CTA)
Services
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward O'Hare
Blue Line
toward Forest Park
Route map
Blue Line
east to O'Hare
Blue Line
west to Forest Park

LaSalle is an 'L' station on the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line. It is a subway station with a single island platform located at 150 West Congress Parkway in the Loop district of Chicago, Illinois.

History[edit]

LaSalle station opened on February 25, 1951, as the southern terminal of the Milwaukee-Dearborn subway on the CTA's Milwaukee Avenue route.[1] It remained a terminal station until it was connected to the new Congress Expressway route in June 1958.

Location[edit]

The station is located at 150 West Congress Parkway in the Loop district of Chicago, Illinois. It is the closest station to LaSalle Street Station,[2] terminal for Rock Island District Metra trains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Borzo, Greg (2007). "Chapter Nine: Finally a Subway". The Chicago "L". Chicago: Arcadia Publishing. pp. 91–102. ISBN 978-0-7385-5100-5. 
  2. ^ Garfield, Graham. "LaSalle". Chicago "L".org. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 

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