Harrison station (CTA)

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Harrison Station, CTA, Chicago.jpg
Location 608 South State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Coordinates 41°52′27″N 87°37′39″W / 41.874039°N 87.627479°W / 41.874039; -87.627479
Owned by City of Chicago
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Structure type Subway
Bicycle facilities Yes
Opened October 17, 1943
Rebuilt 2014
Passengers (2015) 1,497,362[1]Increase 11%
Rank 48 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
Route map
State Street
Red Line
north to Howard
Harrison Street
Polk Street
Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

Harrison is an 'L' subway station on the CTA's Red Line in the Chicago Loop. The station opened on October 17, 1943, as part of the State Street Subway. In 2006, the KDR standard signage at Harrison was replaced by the newer Current Graphic Standard signage. On February 9, 2009, an auxiliary entrance at Polk Street that was closed in 1968 was reopened due to an increase of both business and residents living in the South Loop neighborhood. On April 14, 2014, the Polk Street auxiliary entrance was temporarily closed, reopening on May 25, 2014. Later the same year, the main entrance closed on June 16 and reopened on July 28.[2]

Bus connections[edit]


  • 2 Hyde Park Express
  • 6 Jackson Park Express (Southbound)
  • 10 Museum Of Science & Industry
  • 29 State
  • 62 Archer (Owl Service)
  • 130 Museum Campus (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
  • 146 Inner Drive-Michigan Express

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. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – 2015" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 13, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Customer Alert: Polk Street Auxiliary Entrance To Harrison Station.Opens". Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved February 10, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Street level staircase entrance to the station