California station (CTA Green Line)

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20061202 02 CTA Green Line L @ Calfiornia-2.jpg
Location 2800 West Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Coordinates 41°53′03″N 87°41′46″W / 41.88422°N 87.696234°W / 41.88422; -87.696234
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 2 tracks
Structure type Elevated
Bicycle facilities yes
Disabled access Yes
Opened November 6, 1893
Rebuilt 1977–80 (new fare controls), 1996
Passengers (2015) 367,356[1]Increase 0.4%
Rank 128 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Harlem/Lake
Green Line
Route map
Green Line
west to Harlem/Lake
Francisco Ave.
Mozart St.
California Ave.
Green Line
east to Ashland/63rd and Cottage Grove

California is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Green Line's Lake Branch. It opened on November 6, 1893. California closed on February 9, 1992, as part of a series of budget cuts,[2][3] but later reopened with the completion of the Green Line rehabilitation.

The station is situated at the intersection of California Avenue and Lake Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. It is wheel-chair accessible. It is also close to the Chicago Center for Green Technology.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 94 South California

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. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2015" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 11, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ Gillis, Michael (February 2, 1992). "Big bus, L cuts by CTA start next weekend". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 55. 
  3. ^ "CTA's Cuts Take Effect". Chicago Tribune. February 9, 1992. p. 2. 

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