Austin station (CTA Blue Line)

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Austin Douglas.jpg
Location 1050 South Austin Boulevard
Oak Park, Illinois 60304
Coordinates 41°52′15″N 87°46′37″W / 41.870851°N 87.776812°W / 41.870851; -87.776812
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Structure type Expressway median
Opened March 20, 1960[1][2]
Passengers (2015) 634,972[3]Decrease 0.6% (CTA)
Rank 99 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
Forest Park Branch
toward O'Hare Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
Blue Line
toward Forest Park
  Former services  
(Closed 1973)
Congress-Milwaukee Line
toward Desplaines

Austin is a station on the 'L' system, serving the Blue Line's Forest Park branch. It is located below South Austin Boulevard in the Eisenhower Expressway in Oak Park, Illinois. The station has an auxiliary entrance/exit at Lombard Avenue. After CTA Blue Line trains pass the station, the CTA line splits away from the Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad lines letting the CTA Blue Line continue into Chicago afterwards.

Station layout[edit]

G Ground level Entrance/Exit, station building
Platform level
Southbound Blue Line toward Forest Park (Oak Park)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Blue Line toward O'Hare (Cicero)

Bus connections[edit]


  • 91 Austin


  • 315 Austin Boulevard

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ Due to possible double-counting of physically-connected stations, the CTA's official 2015 tally of stations was 146, but for ridership purposes reported having only 143 stations.


  1. ^ "CTA to Open New Congress Right of Way". Chicago Daily Tribune. March 20, 1960. p. W3. 
  2. ^ "Congress CTA on Permanent Right of Way". Chicago Daily Tribune. March 20, 1960. p. 25. 
  3. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2015" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 11, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 

External links[edit]

A CTA train heads towards the Austin station in 1968 (then known as the Congress Branch instead of the Blue Line)