Montrose station (CTA Blue Line)

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Montrose Blue Line.jpg
Location 4600 West Montrose Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60641
Coordinates 41°57′42″N 87°44′37″W / 41.961539°N 87.743574°W / 41.961539; -87.743574
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit CTA Bus
Structure type Surface Level
Bicycle facilities Yes
Opened February 1, 1970
Rebuilt 2016
Passengers (2015) 784,647[1]Increase 2.1% (CTA)
Rank 89 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward O'Hare
Blue Line
toward Forest Park
toward Fox Lake
Milwaukee District North
Transfer at: Mayfair
Route map
Kennedy Expressway I-90
Edens Expressway I-94
Blue Line
northwest to O'Hare
Kennedy Expressway
Reversible lanes
Montrose Ave.
Blue Line
southeast to Forest Park

Montrose is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Blue Line. The station serves the Irving Park, Mayfair, and Portage Park neighborhoods. Blue Line trains run at intervals of 2–7 minutes during rush hour, and take 22 minutes to travel to the Loop.[citation needed] The station opened in 1970 as part of the Kennedy extension, connecting the Milwaukee Elevated from Logan Square to Jefferson Park.

A transfer is available to Metra's Milwaukee District North Line's Mayfair stop, just to the west of the station.

Bus and rail connections[edit]



  • 78 Montrose

Notes and references[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.


  1. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2015" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 11, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 

External links[edit]

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