Madison/Wabash station

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Former Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
20141223 27 CTA Madison & Wabash L station.jpg
Location2 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Coordinates41°52′55″N 87°37′34″W / 41.882023°N 87.626098°W / 41.882023; -87.626098
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)Loop Elevated
Platforms2 Side platforms
Structure typeElevated
OpenedNovember 8, 1896
ClosedMarch 16, 2015
Passengers (2012)2,036,939 Increase 8.9%
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
One-way operation
Orange Line
toward Midway Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
toward Harlem/Lake
Green Line
One-way operation
Purple Line
toward Linden
Pink Line
toward 54th/Cermak
toward Kimball
Brown Line
One-way operation
Former services
Preceding station Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad Following station
toward Milwaukee
North Shore Line Adams/Wabash
One-way operation
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
One-way operation
Loop Shuttle Adams/Wabash
Next clockwise

Madison/Wabash was an 'L' station which served the CTA's Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines. From 1919 to 1963, it also served interurban trains of the North Shore Line. The station closed on March 16, 2015[1][2], and was replaced by Washington/Wabash, which opened on August 31, 2017.[3]

There are no remnants of the Madison/Wabash station in the original location, but a large amount of the station was sold in pieces and preserved as art items. [4] The station was located at Madison Street and Wabash Avenue in the Chicago Loop.

Closure and demolition[edit]

Madison/Wabash closed on March 16, 2015, after Sunday service in the Loop ceased for the night. The entrances were boarded up by morning-time, and trains started bypassing the station when Monday morning service started. The station sat abandoned until demolition commenced in May 2015. During the weekend of May 23–24, 2015, the entire Inner Loop platform was completely removed. On June 6, 2015, the transfer bridge was completely removed. During the weekend of June 20–21, 2015, the entire Outer Loop platform was completely removed. From July to August 2015, the station house, the fare controls, and the mezzanine were removed. The Washington/Wabash station opened on August 31, 2017.[5]



  1. ^ Swartz, Tracy (March 2, 2015). "Madison/Wabash 'L' station to close March 16". RedEye. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "Customer Alert: Madison/Wabash Station Closure". Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
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  4. ^ Bentley, Chris. "Chicago recycled an old rapid-transit station and sold its pieces at public auction". The Architects Newspaper. The Architect's Newspaper, LLC.
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