Lake (CTA station)

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Station statistics
Address 188 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Coordinates 41°53′05″N 87°37′40″W / 41.884809°N 87.627813°W / 41.884809; -87.627813
Connections (Via State/Lake)
  Purple Line weekday rush hours only

(Via The Pedway)
Structure type Subway
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities Yes (Randolph Entrance)
Other information
Opened October 17, 1943 (as part of Washington)
June 2, 1996 (as temporary Washington-Lake station)
November 18, 1997 (as permanent Lake station)
Rebuilt 1996–97 (Randolph-Washington mezzanine), 2004–05 (Lake-Randolph mezzanine and platform)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by City of Chicago
Formerly Washington (part of that station), Lake-Washington (as temporarily separate station stop)
Passengers (2012) 5,750,442 Increase 3.9%
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
toward Howard
Red Line
  Pedway transfer  
toward O'Hare
Blue Line
Transfer at: Washington/Dearborn
toward Forest Park
Route map
Red Line
north to Howard
Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

Lake (also known as Lake/State) is an 'L' station on the CTA's Red Line in the Chicago Loop that is part of the State Street Subway. Lake is a transfer station between the Red Line and the Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines at the State/Lake station and the Blue Line via the Pedway.

Lake is linked to the Millennium Station via a Chicago Pedway connection that can be accessed at its Randolph exit.

On November 20, 2009, the pedway connecting the unpaid portions of Lake and Washington stations reopened to service.[1]

This station was originally part of the Washington station, but they were separated on June 2, 1996 due to the renovation project of the Randolph-Washington mezzanine and Lake became an independent station on November 18, 1997 in order to better facilitate transfers between the Red Line subway and the elevated State/Lake station.

Bus connections[edit]


  • #2 Hyde Park Express
  • #6 Jackson Park Express
  • #10 Museum of Science and Industry
  • #29 State
  • #36 Broadway
  • #62 Archer
  • #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express


  1. ^ [1] .Retrieved November 23, 2009.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lake (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons