LaSalle/Van Buren station

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LaSalle/Van Buren

Elevated Lines ("L" Loop Clockwise)

LaSalle/Van Buren
Elevated Lines ("L" Loop Counter-clockwise)
CTA LaSalle.jpg
Location 121 West Van Buren Street
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Coordinates 41°52′36″N 87°37′54″W / 41.8768°N 87.631739°W / 41.8768; -87.631739Coordinates: 41°52′36″N 87°37′54″W / 41.8768°N 87.631739°W / 41.8768; -87.631739
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
  Purple Line weekday rush hours only
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 2
Structure type Elevated
Opened October 3, 1897
Previous names Pacific Avenue
Passengers (2014) 820,987[1]Increase 2.9% (CTA)
Rank 85 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
One-way operation
Brown Line
toward Kimball
One-way operation
Orange Line
toward Midway
Purple Line
toward Linden
Pink Line
toward 54th/Cermak
Route map
Purple, Orange and Pink Lines
west to Linden, Midway, and 54th/Cermak
LaSalle St.
Clark St.
Brown Line
east to Kimball
LaSalle/Van Buren station is located in Chicago Loop
LaSalle/Van Buren station

LaSalle/Van Buren is an 'L' station in downtown Chicago serving the CTA's Brown, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines. LaSalle/Van Buren is one of the nine stations on the Loop. The station opened on October 3, 1897. LaSalle Street Station, terminal for Metra's Rock Island District trains, is less than a block from the station.

It was seen in the 1986 film Running Scared with Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal. All of the surroundings including the platforms and the station are still the same now as they were in the movie. It was also a location in one of the final scenes of the 1987 film "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" with Steve Martin and John Candy.

The Chicago Board of Trade Building is one block to the north.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 22 Clark
  • 24 Wentworth
  • 36 Broadway
  • 130 Museum Campus (Summer Service Only)
  • 132 Goose Island Express

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. 

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