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
Station statistics
Address 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
Line(s)
Structure type Surface Level
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened June 22, 1958
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 727,189 Increase 3.5% (CTA)
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 gives access to the University Village 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, enclosed, sloping passageway/ramp connecting the two. The station is an A-B station which is the skip-stop type.

Service[edit]

Prior to June 25, 2006, 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

References[edit]

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