Western (CTA Blue Line Congress branch station)

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Not to be confused with Western (CTA Blue Line O'Hare branch station), also on the Blue Line.
Western blue line Congress.jpg
Station statistics
Address 430 South Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Coordinates 41°52′32″N 87°41′18″W / 41.875478°N 87.688436°W / 41.875478; -87.688436
Structure type Surface Level
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened June 22, 1958
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Passengers (2012) 568,362 Increase 7.9% (CTA)
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward O'Hare
Blue Line
toward Forest Park
Route map
Blue Line
east to O'Hare
Western Ave.
Blue Line
west to Forest Park

Western is a station on the 'L' system, serving the Blue Line's Forest Park branch. It serves the Near West Side neighborhood and Crane Tech High School. The station is also located about 1 mile north of the Western Avenue (Metra BNSF Railway Line) commuter railroad station.

Bus connections[edit]


  • #7 Harrison
  • #49 Western (Owl Service)


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