Randolph/Wabash (CTA station)

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For other CTA stations named Randolph, see Randolph (disambiguation)#CTA stations).
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Station statistics
Address 151 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Coordinates 41°53′04″N 87°37′34″W / 41.884431°N 87.626149°W / 41.884431; -87.626149
  Purple Line weekday rush hours only
Connections Millennium Station
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened November 8, 1896
Rebuilt 1957 (new Inner Loop station house)
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Passengers (2012) 2,311,684 Increase 3.8%
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
One-way operation
Brown Line
toward Kimball
toward Harlem/Lake
Green Line
One-way operation
Orange Line
toward Midway
Purple Line
toward Linden
Pink Line
toward 54th/Cermak

Randolph/Wabash is an 'L' station in the Chicago Loop. It is an elevated station located at Randolph Street and Wabash Avenue. It has two side platforms serving trains running on the CTA's Brown and Green Lines on the outer loop track, and the Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines on the inner loop track. Randolph/Wabash is the closest 'L' station to Metra's Millennium Station, and is also one of the stations serving Millennium Park. This station and Madison/Wabash are scheduled to be replaced by Washington/Wabash in 2016.[1]

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Counterclockwise Green Line toward Harlem/Lake (State/Lake)
Brown Line toward Kimball (State/Lake)
Clockwise Green Line toward Ashland/63rd or Cottage Grove (Adams/Wabash)
Purple Line toward Linden weekday rush hours only (Adams/Wabash)
Pink Line toward 54th/Cermak (Adams/Wabash)
Orange Line toward Midway (Adams/Wabash)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Entrance/Exit


Randolph/Wabash opened on November 8, 1896 and was only used by trains on the Lake Street Elevated Railroad (now the western section of the Green Line).[2] The original inner loop station house was replaced in 1957, and the outer loop station house was removed in the 1960s.

The station was used for exterior shots in the 1995 film While You Were Sleeping.

The station was seen in the 1987 film Adventures in Babysitting.


Station Exterior


  1. ^ "Mayor Emanuel Announces Release of Final Renderings of Washington-Wabash CTA Elevated Station" (Press release). CIty of Chicago. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Randolph/Wabash. Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed September 30, 2006).

External links[edit]

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