Monroe station (CTA Red Line)
|Location||26 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60603
|Owned by||City of Chicago|
|Platforms||1 Island Platform|
|Opened||October 17, 1943|
|Passengers (2015)||3,487,284 8.4%|
|Rank||11 out of 143[a]|
Monroe (also Monroe/State) is an 'L' station on the CTA's Red Line. The station opened on October 17, 1943, as part of the State Street Subway. The station is located in the Chicago Loop, and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Monroe station has retained many of its original features from its opening in 1943, such as the officers cabins, some auxiliary signaling and the Madison-Monroe mezzanine, which is named for the crossing of Madison Street and Monroe Street. Until October 2006, there was a station between Monroe and Lake: Washington/State station. Washington/State is located near Monroe. Passengers can walk onto the closed station platform from Monroe.
In 2009, The CTA put new station wall signs over the old blue station wall signs in order to better direct people to the mezzanines.
- 2 Hyde Park Express
- 6 Jackson Park Express
- 10 Museum of Science and Industry
- J14 Jeffery Jump
- 20 Madison (Owl Service)
- 24 Wenthworth
- 29 State
- 36 Broadway
- 56 Milwaukee
- 60 Blue Island/26th (Owl Service)
- 62 Archer (Owl Service)
- 146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express
- 147 Outer Drive Express
- 151 Sheridan
- 157 Streeterville/Taylor
Notes and references
- 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.
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