List of Chicago "L" stations

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Map depicting the geographic layout of the right rapid transit lines of the Chicago "L" system. All lines except the Yellow Line operate from the central business district (the Loop) in the following directions: north, northwest, west, southwest, and south. Lake Michigan is to the east. The Red Line travels north and south and makes connections with all of the other lines and passes through the Loop. The Brown Line follows a crooked path leading from the northwest to the Loop. It shares a portion of its route with the Red Line but terminates in the Loop. The Purple Line begins somewhat north of the Red Line and connects with it at the Red Line's northern terminus. Below this, the Purple line appears as a dashed route, indicating that service over this portion is only in operation during peak travel periods. The Purple Line then follows the Red Line south until it meets with the Brown Line. After that, it follows the Brown Line route to the Loop and terminates. The Blue Line begins in the far northwest section of the map and its route takes it southwest into the Loop before turning and heading due west from the Loop. The Green Line begins in the western portion of the map just above the straight east-west leg of the Blue Line and heads east into the Loop where it turns and heads south. At its southern end it splits into two short branches: one heads east and the other west. The Pink Line is beneath the east-west leg of the Blue Line and also travels east but then turns north, crosses the east-west leg of the Blue Line, and meets up with the east-west leg of the Green Line. It then follows the Green Line route to the Loop where it terminates. The Orange Line takes a crooked path northeast from the southwest portion of the city into the Loop where it terminates. The Yellow Line (the only line to not pass through the Loop) begins at the northern terminus of the Red Line and heads west. It then turns northwest and continues a short distance before terminating. In the lower left hand corner is a detail of the Loop area. The Loop Elevated is a rectangular section of track which the Brown, Purple, Green, Pink, and Orange Lines operate over. The Red and Blue Lines are depicted as passing beneath the other five lines, indicating that these pass through the area underground. The Brown and Purple enter from the northwest corner from the north. The Pink and western segment of the Green enter from the same corner, but from the west. The Orange and southern portion of the Green enter from the south at the southeastern corner. The Purple, Orange and Pink all make a rectangular circuit of the Loop traveling clockwise. The Brown Line makes the circuit traveling counterclockwise. The Green Line is the only line to traverse the loop without making a circuit. It enters from the west on the northern leg then continues south via the eastern leg.
A current map depicting the eight rapid transit lines of the Chicago "L" system. Map is not drawn to scale.

The Chicago "L" is a rapid transit system that serves the city of Chicago and seven of its surrounding suburbs. The system is operated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). On an average weekday, 641,000 passengers ride the "L",[1] making it the third-busiest rapid transit system in the United States, behind only the New York City Subway and the Washington Metro.[2]

The system began as three separate companies, which built lines traveling from Chicago's central business district to the south and the west. The first of these was the Chicago and South Side Rapid Transit Railroad which opened on June 6, 1892.[3] The Lake Street Elevated Railroad opened the following year and the Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad followed in 1895. Initially, the "L" lines operated independently of each other, but in 1897, they were combined into one physically unified system with the completion of the Union Loop and connecting trackage.[4] In 1900, the Northwestern Elevated Railroad entered operation,[5] finalizing the basic structure of the system: a hub and spoke distribution paradigm radiating north, west, and south from downtown Chicago. The system expanded outward from this with new branches or line extensions until 1930.

Due to the ruined financial state of the privately owned Chicago Rapid Transit Company and the Chicago Surface Lines, a public agency (the CTA) was created in 1947 to take over and save the rapid transit and streetcar systems.[6] Starting in 1948, the CTA began systematically shutting down many stations and lines that saw little use in order to improve service and reduce costs. Expansion resumed in September 1969 with the opening of a new line in the median of the Dan Ryan Expressway and continued, in stages, until October 31, 1993, with the opening of the Orange Line.[7] The newest line—the Pink Line, which opened on June 25, 2006—was created by rerouting the Blue Line's Douglas branch into a separate service.[8]

As of February 2015, the system has 146 stations spread over eight lines operating on 224.1 miles (360.7 km) of track.[1] A total of 98 stations are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and are accessible to passengers with disabilities. The majority of "L" stations are named for the streets or intersections on which they are located; others are named for neighborhoods, suburbs, destinations, or a combination of these.[9] The newest station is Cermak–McCormick Place, which reopened on February 8, 2015.[10] Another new station, Washington/Wabash, is scheduled to open in 2017.[11]

Lines[edit]

Chicago "L" lines
Line Stations Termini Weekday ridership (2013)[12] Branches
 Blue  33 O'Hare (north)
Forest Park (south)
176,120 O'Hare Branch, Milwaukee–Dearborn subway, Forest Park Branch
 Brown  27 Kimball (north)
The Loop (south, all except nights)
Belmont or The Loop (south, late nights)
108,529 Ravenswood branch (CTA), North Side Main Line, The Loop
 Green  30 Harlem/Lake (north)
Cottage Grove (south via East 63rd branch)
Ashland/63rd (south via Ashland branch)
68,230 Lake Street Elevated, The Loop, South Side Main Line, Ashland branch, East 63rd branch
 Orange  16 The Loop (north)
Midway (south)
58,765 The Loop, South Side Main Line, Midway Branch
 Pink  22 54th/Cermak (west)
The Loop (east)
31,572 Douglas branch, Lake Street Elevated, The Loop
 Purple  25 Linden (north)
Howard (south, shuttle service)
The Loop (south, weekday rush hour express service)
42,673 Evanston Branch, North Side Main Line, The Loop
 Red  33 Howard (north)
95th/Dan Ryan (south)
234,232 North Side Main Line, State Street Subway, Dan Ryan branch
 Yellow  3 Dempster–Skokie (west)
Howard (east)
6,338 Skokie Branch

Stations[edit]

Key for Chicago "L" stations and planned stations
Symbol Meaning
Designated transfer stations within the Chicago "L" system
Metra or South Shore connection Transfer stations for Metra or South Shore Line
Metra or South Shore connection Transfer stations for Chicago "L", Metra, and South Shore Line
Terminal Terminal station
Terminal
Metra or South Shore connectionTerminal
Transfer stations and terminals
Handicapped/disabled access Accessible
Airport interchange Airport connection
 
Key for Metra and South Shore lines
Symbol Line
BNSF BNSF Railway (Metra)
HC Heritage Corridor
ME Metra Electric District
MD-N Milwaukee District / North Line
MD-W Milwaukee District / West Line
NCS North Central Service
RI Rock Island District
SWS SouthWest Service
UP-N Union Pacific / North Line
UP-NW Union Pacific / Northwest Line
UP-W Union Pacific / West Line
South Shore Line South Shore Line
North/Clybourn is the only station on the Red Line's subway component with fare controls above ground.
One of several stations built at Surface, Oakton–Skokie has head houses built at each end.
The twin head houses of Conservatory–Central Park Drive date back to 1894.
The Midway terminal features both an island platform and a side platform.
The island platform at Jackson/Dearborn conforms to the same structure that all the subway platforms in the Loop have.
Noyes, unlike most stations, has a platform that is only long enough for six cars instead of the usual eight.
Pedestrian access to 63rd is from the bridge spanning the Dan Ryan expressway. Most stations built in highway medians on the Chicago "L" are reached in this way.
Like many stations, Ashland/63rd is an elevated station. Accessibility is provided via an elevator to the station's platform.
Argyle is one of several stations built on a concrete embankment.
Rapid transit stations on the Chicago "L"
Station Lines Transfers Location Opened Structure
O'Hare Handicapped/disabled access O'Hare International Airport Terminal  Blue  Chicago Airport System: Airport Transit System O'Hare September 3, 1984[13] Underground
Rosemont Handicapped/disabled access  Blue  Rosemont February 27, 1983[14] Expressway median
Cumberland Handicapped/disabled access  Blue  O'Hare February 27, 1983[14] Expressway median
Harlem Handicapped/disabled access  Blue  Norwood Park February 27, 1983[14] Expressway median
Jefferson Park Handicapped/disabled access Metra or South Shore connection  Blue  Metra: UP-N Jefferson Park February 1, 1970[15] Expressway median
Montrose Metra or South Shore connection  Blue  Metra: MD-N Irving Park February 1, 1970[15] Expressway median
Irving Park Metra or South Shore connection  Blue  Metra: UP-N Irving Park February 1, 1970[15] Expressway median
Addison Handicapped/disabled access  Blue  Avondale / Irving Park February 1, 1970[15] Expressway median
Belmont  Blue  Avondale February 1, 1970[15] Underground
Logan Square Handicapped/disabled access  Blue  Logan Square May 25, 1895[16] Underground
California  Blue  Logan Square May 25, 1895 Elevated
Western Handicapped/disabled access  Blue  Logan Square May 25, 1895 Elevated
Damen  Blue  Wicker Park May 6, 1895[17] Elevated
Division  Blue  Wicker Park / Noble Square February 25, 1951[18][19] Underground
Chicago  Blue  West Town February 25, 1951[18][19] Underground
Grand  Blue  West Town February 25, 1951[18][19] Underground
Clark/Lake[b] Handicapped/disabled access  Blue   Orange   Green   Pink   Purple   Brown  The Loop February 25, 1951[18][19] Underground
WashingtonMetra or South Shore connection  Blue   Red 
Metra: ME
NICTD: South Shore Line
The Loop February 25, 1951[18][19] Underground
Monroe  Blue  The Loop February 25, 1951[18][19] Underground
Jackson Handicapped/disabled access  Blue   Red   Orange   Purple   Brown   Pink  The Loop February 25, 1951[18][19] Underground
LaSalle Metra or South Shore connection  Blue  Metra: RI The Loop February 25, 1951[18][19] Underground
Clinton Metra or South Shore connection  Blue  Metra: MD-N MD-W NCS BNSF HC SWS Near West Side June 22, 1958[20][21] Underground
UIC–Halsted Handicapped/disabled access  Blue  Greektown June 22, 1958[20][21] Expressway median
Racine  Blue  Near West Side June 22, 1958[20][21] Expressway median
Illinois Medical District Handicapped/disabled access  Blue  Near West Side June 22, 1958[20][21] Expressway median
Western  Blue  Near West Side June 22, 1958[20][21] Expressway median
Kedzie–Homan Handicapped/disabled access  Blue  East Garfield Park June 22, 1958[20][21] Expressway median
Pulaski  Blue  West Garfield Park June 22, 1958[20][21] Expressway median
Cicero  Blue  Austin June 22, 1958[20][21] Expressway median
Austin  Blue  Oak Park March 20, 1960[22][23] Expressway median
Oak Park  Blue  Oak Park March 20, 1960[22][23] Expressway median
Harlem  Blue  Forest Park March 20, 1960[22][23] Expressway median
Forest Park Handicapped/disabled access Terminal  Blue  Forest Park March 11, 1905[24] [c] Elevated
Kimball Handicapped/disabled access Terminal  Brown  Albany Park December 14, 1907[25] Surface
Kedzie Handicapped/disabled access  Brown  Albany Park December 14, 1907 Surface
Francisco Handicapped/disabled access  Brown  Albany Park December 14, 1907 Surface
Rockwell Handicapped/disabled access  Brown  Lincoln Square December 14, 1907 Surface
Western Handicapped/disabled access  Brown  Lincoln Square May 18, 1907[26] Elevated
Damen Handicapped/disabled access Metra or South Shore connection  Brown  Metra: UP-N Ravenswood May 18, 1907[26] Elevated
Montrose Handicapped/disabled access  Brown  Ravenswood May 18, 1907[26] Elevated
Irving Park Handicapped/disabled access  Brown  North Center May 18, 1907[26] Elevated
Addison Handicapped/disabled access  Brown  North Center May 18, 1907[26] Elevated
Paulina Handicapped/disabled access  Brown  Roscoe Village May 18, 1907[26] Elevated
Southport Handicapped/disabled access  Brown  Lake View May 18, 1907[26] Elevated
Belmont Handicapped/disabled accessTerminal  Red   Brown   Purple  Lake View May 31, 1900[5] Elevated
Wellington Handicapped/disabled access  Brown   Purple  Lake View May 31, 1900 Elevated
Diversey Handicapped/disabled access  Brown   Purple  Lincoln Park June 9, 1900[27] Elevated
Fullerton Handicapped/disabled access  Red   Brown   Purple  Lincoln Park May 31, 1900[5] Elevated
Armitage Handicapped/disabled access  Brown   Purple  Lincoln Park June 9, 1900[27] Elevated
Sedgwick Handicapped/disabled access  Brown   Purple  Old Town May 31, 1900[5] Elevated
Chicago Handicapped/disabled access  Brown   Purple  Near North Side May 31, 1900[5] Elevated
Merchandise Mart Handicapped/disabled access  Brown   Purple  Near North Side December 5, 1930[28] Elevated
Washington/Wells Handicapped/disabled accessMetra or South Shore connection  Pink   Brown   Purple   Orange  Metra: UP-N UP-W The Loop July 1995[29] Elevated
Quincy Metra or South Shore connection  Pink   Brown   Purple   Orange  Metra: MD-N MD-W NCS BNSF HC SWS The Loop October 3, 1897[30] Elevated
LaSalle/Van Buren Metra or South Shore connection  Pink   Brown   Purple   Orange  Metra: RI The Loop October 3, 1897[30] Elevated
Harold Washington Library – State/Van Buren Handicapped/disabled access  Pink   Brown   Purple   Orange   Red   Blue  The Loop June 22, 1997[31] Elevated
Adams/Wabash  Green   Pink   Brown   Purple   Orange  The Loop November 8, 1896[32] Elevated
Randolph/Wabash Metra or South Shore connection  Green   Pink   Brown   Purple   Orange  Metra: ME
NICTD: South Shore Line
The Loop November 8, 1896[32] Elevated
State/Lake  Green   Pink   Brown   Purple   Orange   Red  The Loop September 22, 1895[33][34] Elevated
Clark/Lake[b] Handicapped/disabled access  Green   Pink   Brown   Purple   Orange   Blue  The Loop September 22, 1895[33][34] Elevated
Harlem/Lake Handicapped/disabled access Metra or South Shore connectionTerminal  Green  Metra: UP-W Oak Park / Forest Park October 28, 1962[35][36] Elevated
Oak Park  Green  Oak Park January 25, 1901 Elevated
Ridgeland  Green  Oak Park January 25, 1901 Elevated
Austin  Green  Austin April 15, 1899[37] Elevated
Central Handicapped/disabled access  Green  Austin April 15, 1899[37] Elevated
Laramie Handicapped/disabled access  Green  Austin April 23, 1894[38] Elevated
Cicero Handicapped/disabled access  Green  Austin March 3, 1894[39] Elevated
Pulaski Handicapped/disabled access  Green  West Garfield Park March 1894 Elevated
Conservatory–Central Park Drive Handicapped/disabled access  Green  East Garfield Park June 30, 2001[40] Elevated
Kedzie Handicapped/disabled access  Green  East Garfield Park November 6, 1893[41][42] Elevated
California Handicapped/disabled access  Green  East Garfield Park November 6, 1893[41] Elevated
Ashland Handicapped/disabled access  Green   Pink  Near West Side November 6, 1893[41][42] Elevated
Morgan Handicapped/disabled access  Green   Pink  Near West Side November 6, 1893[43] Elevated
Clinton Handicapped/disabled accessMetra or South Shore connection  Green   Pink  Metra: UP-N UP-W West Loop October 16, 1909[44] Elevated
Roosevelt Handicapped/disabled accessMetra or South Shore connection  Green   Orange   Red 
Metra: ME
NICTD: South Shore Line
Near South Side June 6, 1892[3] Elevated
Cermak–McCormick Place Handicapped/disabled access  Green  Near South Side June 6, 1892 Elevated
35th–Bronzeville–IIT Handicapped/disabled access Metra or South Shore connection  Green  Metra: RI Bronzeville June 6, 1892[3] Elevated
Indiana Handicapped/disabled access  Green  Grand Boulevard August 15, 1892[45] Elevated
43rd Handicapped/disabled access  Green  Grand Boulevard August 15, 1892[45] Elevated
47th Handicapped/disabled access  Green  Grand Boulevard August 15, 1892[45] Elevated
51st Handicapped/disabled access  Green  Grand Boulevard / Washington Park August 28, 1892[46] Elevated
Garfield Handicapped/disabled access  Green       Ashland/63rd
     Cottage Grove
Washington Park October 12, 1892[47][48] Elevated
Halsted Handicapped/disabled access  Green  Englewood December 24, 1906[49] Elevated
Ashland/63rd Handicapped/disabled access Terminal  Green  Englewood May 6, 1969[50] Elevated
King Drive Handicapped/disabled access  Green  Woodlawn May 1, 1893[51][52] Elevated
Cottage Grove Handicapped/disabled access Terminal  Green  Woodlawn April 23, 1893[51] Elevated
Midway Handicapped/disabled access Midway International Airport Terminal  Orange  West Elsdon October 31, 1993[7] Surface
Pulaski Handicapped/disabled access  Orange  Archer Heights / West Elsdon October 31, 1993[7] Elevated
Kedzie Handicapped/disabled access  Orange  Brighton Park October 31, 1993[53] Elevated
Western Handicapped/disabled access  Orange  Brighton Park October 31, 1993[7] Elevated
35th/Archer Handicapped/disabled access  Orange  McKinley Park October 31, 1993[7] Elevated
Ashland Handicapped/disabled access  Orange  McKinley Park October 31, 1993[53] Elevated
Halsted Handicapped/disabled access  Orange  Bridgeport October 31, 1993[7] Elevated
54th/Cermak Handicapped/disabled access Terminal  Pink  Cicero August 1, 1912 Surface
Cicero Handicapped/disabled access  Pink  Cicero December 16, 1907[54] Surface
Kostner Handicapped/disabled access  Pink  North Lawndale May 22, 1907 Surface
Pulaski Handicapped/disabled access  Pink  North Lawndale June 16, 1902[55] Elevated
Central Park Handicapped/disabled access  Pink  North Lawndale December 9, 1951[56] Elevated
Kedzie Handicapped/disabled access  Pink  North Lawndale March 10, 1902[57] Elevated
California Handicapped/disabled access  Pink  Little Village March 10, 1902[57] Elevated
Western Handicapped/disabled access  Pink  Lower West Side September 7, 1896[16] Elevated
Damen Handicapped/disabled access  Pink  Heart of Chicago September 7, 1896 Elevated
18th Handicapped/disabled access  Pink  Pilsen April 28, 1896[58] Elevated
Polk Handicapped/disabled access  Pink  Illinois Medical District April 28, 1896[58] Elevated
Linden Handicapped/disabled access Terminal  Purple  Wilmette April 2, 1912[59] Surface
Central  Purple  Evanston May 16, 1908[a] [60][61] Elevated
Noyes  Purple  Evanston May 16, 1908[a] [60][61] Elevated
Foster  Purple  Evanston January 6, 1909[62] Elevated
Davis Handicapped/disabled access Metra or South Shore connection  Purple  Metra: UP-N Evanston May 16, 1908[a] [60][61] Elevated
Dempster  Purple  Evanston May 16, 1908[a] [60][61] Elevated
Main Metra or South Shore connection  Purple  Metra: UP-N Evanston May 16, 1908[a] [60][61] Elevated
South Boulevard  Purple  Evanston July 1, 1931[63] Elevated
Howard Handicapped/disabled accessTerminal  Red   Purple   Yellow  Rogers Park August 23, 1908[62] Elevated
Jarvis  Red  Rogers Park May 16, 1908[a] [64] Elevated
Morse  Red  Rogers Park May 16, 1908[a] [64] Elevated
Loyola Handicapped/disabled access  Red  Rogers Park May 16, 1908[a] [64] Elevated
Granville Handicapped/disabled access  Red  Edgewater May 16, 1908[a] [64] Elevated
Thorndale  Red  Edgewater February 14, 1915[65] Elevated
Bryn Mawr  Red  Edgewater May 16, 1908[a] [64] Elevated
Berwyn  Red  Edgewater 1916–17 Elevated
Argyle  Red  Little Vietnam May 16, 1908[a] [64] Elevated
Lawrence  Red  Uptown February 27, 1923[66] Elevated
Wilson  Red  Uptown May 31, 1900[5] Elevated
Sheridan  Red  Lake View May 31, 1900[5] Elevated
Addison Handicapped/disabled access  Red  Wrigleyville June 6, 1900[27] Elevated
North/Clybourn  Red  Near North Side October 17, 1943[67] Underground
Clark/Division  Red  Near North Side October 17, 1943[67] Underground
Chicago Handicapped/disabled access  Red  Near North Side October 17, 1943[67] Underground
Grand Handicapped/disabled access  Red  River North / Streeterville October 17, 1943[67] Underground
Lake Handicapped/disabled access  Red   Blue   Orange   Green   Pink   Purple   Brown  The Loop October 17, 1943[67] Underground
Monroe  Red  The Loop October 17, 1943[67] Underground
Jackson Handicapped/disabled access  Red   Blue   Orange   Purple   Brown   Pink  The Loop October 17, 1943[67] Underground
Harrison  Red  South Loop October 17, 1943[67] Underground
Roosevelt Handicapped/disabled accessMetra or South Shore connection  Red   Orange   Green 
Metra: ME
NICTD: South Shore Line
Near South Side October 17, 1943[67] Underground
Cermak–Chinatown Handicapped/disabled access  Red  Chinatown September 28, 1969[68] Elevated
Sox–35th Handicapped/disabled access  Red  Armour Square September 28, 1969[68] Expressway median
47th Handicapped/disabled access  Red  Fuller Park September 28, 1969[68] Expressway median
Garfield Handicapped/disabled access  Red  Fuller Park September 28, 1969[68] Expressway median
63rd Handicapped/disabled access  Red  Englewood September 28, 1969[68] Expressway median
69th Handicapped/disabled access  Red  Greater Grand Crossing September 28, 1969[68] Expressway median
79th Handicapped/disabled access  Red  Chatham September 28, 1969[68] Expressway median
87th Handicapped/disabled access  Red  Chatham September 28, 1969[68] Expressway median
95th/Dan Ryan Handicapped/disabled access Terminal  Red  Roseland September 28, 1969[68] Expressway median
Dempster–Skokie Handicapped/disabled access Terminal  Yellow  Skokie March 28, 1925[69] Surface
Oakton–Skokie Handicapped/disabled access  Yellow  Skokie March 28, 1925[70] Surface

Planned stations[edit]

Planned and proposed stations for the Chicago "L"
Station Lines Transfers Location Scheduled opening Grade Status
Washington/Wabash Handicapped/disabled access Metra or South Shore connection  Green   Pink   Brown   Purple   Orange  ME South Shore Line Loop 2017[71] Elevated Under construction
Damen Handicapped/disabled access  Green  Near West Side 2020[72] Elevated Proposed
Asbury Handicapped/disabled access  Yellow  Evanston TBD Open cut Proposed
Old Orchard Handicapped/disabled access Terminal  Yellow  Skokie TBD Elevated Proposed
Ford City Handicapped/disabled access Terminal  Orange  West Lawn TBD Elevated Proposed
103rd Handicapped/disabled access  Red  Roseland TBD Elevated Proposed
111th Handicapped/disabled access  Red  Roseland TBD Elevated Proposed
Michigan Handicapped/disabled access  Red  West Pullman TBD Elevated Proposed
130th Handicapped/disabled access Terminal  Red  Riverdale TBD Surface Proposed
5th[73] Handicapped/disabled access  Blue  Maywood TBD Expressway median Proposed
25th[73] Handicapped/disabled access  Blue  Bellwood TBD Expressway median Proposed
Mannheim[73] Handicapped/disabled access Terminal  Blue  Hillside TBD Expressway median Proposed

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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