LaSalle station

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This article is about the subway station. For the elevated station, see LaSalle/Van Buren station.
LaSalle
20140923 14 CTA Blue Line L @ LaSalle.jpg
Location 150 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Coordinates 41°52′32″N 87°37′54″W / 41.875568°N 87.631722°W / 41.875568; -87.631722
Owned by City of Chicago
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Subway
Depth 49 ft
Bicycle facilities Yes
History
Opened February 25, 1951
Previous names Congress Terminal
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 937,782[1]Increase 3.3% (CTA)
Rank 78 out of 143[a]
Services
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward O'Hare
Blue Line
toward Forest Park
Route map
Blue Line
east to O'Hare
Blue Line
west to Forest Park

LaSalle is an 'L' station on the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line. It is a subway station with a single island platform located at 150 West Congress Parkway in the Loop district of Chicago, Illinois.

History[edit]

LaSalle station opened on February 25, 1951, as the southern terminal of the Milwaukee-Dearborn subway on the CTA's Milwaukee Avenue route.[2] It remained a terminal station until it was connected to the new Congress Expressway route in June 1958.

Location[edit]

The station is located at 150 West Congress Parkway in the Loop district of Chicago, Illinois. It is the closest station to LaSalle Street Station,[3] terminal for Rock Island District Metra trains.

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2015" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 11, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ Borzo, Greg (2007). "Chapter Nine: Finally a Subway". The Chicago "L". Chicago: Arcadia Publishing. pp. 91–102. ISBN 978-0-7385-5100-5. 
  3. ^ Garfield, Graham. "LaSalle". Chicago "L".org. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 

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