Adams/Wabash (CTA station)

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20130302 30 CTA Loop Shuttle @ Adams Wabash.jpg
Location 201–23 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Coordinates 41°52′46″N 87°37′34″W / 41.8795°N 87.6261°W / 41.8795; -87.6261
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
  Purple Line weekday rush hours only
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 2
Structure type Elevated
Opened November 8, 1896
Rebuilt 1987–89
Passengers (2014) 2,131,441[1]Decrease 2.1%
Rank 23 out of 143[a]
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
Route map
Brown and Green Lines
north to Kimball and Harlem/Lake
Adams St.
Purple, Orange, Green, and Pink Lines
south to Linden, Midway, Ashland/63rd,
Cottage Grove, and 54th/Cermak

Adams/Wabash is an 'L' station serving the CTA's Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines. Until 1963, it also served interurban trains of the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad. It is the closest CTA station to Symphony Center, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Bus connections[edit]


  • #1 Indiana/Hyde Park
  • #7 Harrison
  • #X28 Stony Island Express
  • #126 Jackson
  • #151 Sheridan

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ 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.


  1. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2014" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. March 5, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015. 

External links[edit]

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