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 ]
#60 Blue Island/26th (Owl Service)
#755 Plainfield-IMD Express
Notes and references [ edit ]
^ 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.
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