18th station

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Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
Platforms at 18th station, December 2018.JPG
Location1710 West 18th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Coordinates41°51′29″N 87°40′09″W / 41.857955°N 87.669178°W / 41.857955; -87.669178
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)Cermak Branch
Platforms2 Side platforms
Structure typeElevated
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
OpenedApril 28, 1896
Passengers (2017)588,264[1]Decrease 4.1%
Rank99 out of 143
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward 54th/Cermak
Pink Line
Track layout
Pink Line
north to Loop
17th St.
18th St.
Pink Line
south to 54th/Cermak

18th is an 'L' station on the CTA's Pink Line. It is located at 1710 West 18th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The station is decorated with colorful murals painted by local artists from Pilsen.


18th station in 1951

18th station opened on April 28, 1896, as part of the Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad's Douglas Park branch.[2] From May 1991 until March 1993, the original station was demolished and rebuilt.[3] On June 25, 2006, the 18th station, along with all other stations on the 54th/Cermak branch of the Blue Line, became part of the Pink Line. Rather than continuing east on the Blue Line through the Dearborn subway to O'Hare north of the Polk station, trains run north over a section of track on Paulina Avenue, connecting with the Green Line west of the Ashland station and then circling clockwise around the Loop before returning to 54th/Cermak via the same route.

Bus connections


  • 18 16th/18th
18th pink cta.JPG

Notes and references



  1. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – Calendar Year 2017" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Douglas Park Branch Opened". Chicago Daily Tribune. April 28, 1896. p. 5.
  3. ^ 18th. Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed September 30, 2006).

External links

Media related to 18th (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons