Racine (CTA Blue Line station)

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For the abandoned station on the Green Line, see Racine (CTA Green Line station).
Racine
Racine CTA 080216.jpg
Location 430 South Racine Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Coordinates 41°52′33″N 87°39′34″W / 41.87592°N 87.659458°W / 41.87592; -87.659458
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Surface Level
History
Opened June 22, 1958
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 757,731[1]Increase 0.8% (CTA)
Rank 91 out of 143[a]
Services
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward O'Hare
Blue Line
toward Forest Park
Route map
Blue Line
to O'Hare
Racine Ave.
Loomis St.
Blue Line
to Forest Park

Racine is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Blue Line. The station serves the Near West Side neighborhood and the western end of the UIC campus.

History[edit]

The station opened on June 22, 1958 and is almost identical to every other station built in the median of the Eisenhower Expressway, including an island platform, a small station house on Racine's and Loomis's overpass containing only a ticket booth and turnstiles and a long passageway ramp connecting the two.

Service[edit]

Prior to April 28, 2008, it was the last station before the split between the Forest Park and 54th/Cermak branches of the Blue Line. Service to 54th/Cermak is now served by the Pink Line.

Location[edit]

The station is located at 430 South Racine Avenue and gives access to the University Village neighborhood and the western end of the UIC campus. It is in the Eisenhower Expressway median at surface level. The Loomis Street entrance to the Racine station is located near Whitney M. Young Magnet High School and Andrew Jackson Language Academy.

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • #7 Harrison
  • #60 Blue Island/26th (Owl Service)
  • #126 Jackson

Pace

  • #755 Plainfield-IMD Express

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[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.

References[edit]

  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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