Randolph/Wabash station

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Elevated Lines ("L" Loop Clockwise)

Elevated Lines ("L" Loop Counter-clockwise)
Randolph-Wabash Station.jpg
Location 151 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Coordinates 41°53′04″N 87°37′34″W / 41.884431°N 87.626149°W / 41.884431; -87.626149
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
  Purple Line weekday rush hours only
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Millennium Station
Structure type Elevated
Opened November 8, 1896
Rebuilt 1957 (new Inner Loop station house)
Passengers (2014) 2,242,622[1]Increase 1.2%
Rank 21 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
One-way operation
Brown Line
toward Kimball
toward Harlem/Lake
Green Line
One-way operation
Orange Line
toward Midway
Purple Line
toward Linden
Pink Line
toward 54th/Cermak
Route map
Brown and Green Lines
north to Kimball and Harlem/Lake
Randolph St.
Purple, Orange, Green, and Pink Lines
south to Linden, Midway, Ashland/63rd,
Cottage Grove, and 54th/Cermak

Randolph/Wabash is an 'L' station in the Chicago Loop. It is an elevated station located at Randolph Street and Wabash Avenue. It has two side platforms serving trains running on the CTA's Brown and Green Lines on the outer loop track, and the Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines on the inner loop track. Randolph/Wabash is the closest 'L' station to Metra's Millennium Station, and is also one of the stations serving Millennium Park. This station and Madison/Wabash are scheduled to be replaced by Washington/Wabash in 2017.[2]


Randolph/Wabash opened on November 8, 1896 and was only used by trains on the Lake Street Elevated Railroad (now the western section of the Green Line).[3] The original inner loop station house was replaced in 1957, and the outer loop station house was removed in the 1960s.

In popular culture[edit]

The station was used for exterior shots in the 1995 film While You Were Sleeping.

The station appeared in the 1987 film Adventures in Babysitting.

One of a series of videos "shot on iPhone 6" to feature in a 2015 Apple advertising campaign [4] features the short journey between Randolph/Wabash and State/Lake shot in time lapse.


Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ Due to possible double-counting of physically-connected stations, the CTA's official 2014 tally of stations was 145, but for ridership purposes reported having only 143 stations.


  1. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2014" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. March 5, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.transitchicago.com/assets/1/finance_budget/2016_Budget_Book_WEB_FINAL_Compressed.pdf
  3. ^ Randolph/Wabash. Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed September 30, 2006).
  4. ^ Cocu L - Shot on iPhone 6 "Shot on iPhone 6 by Cocu L"

External links[edit]

Media related to Randolph/Wabash (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons