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Randolph/Wells station

Coordinates: 41°53′04″N 87°38′02″W / 41.88446°N 87.63388°W / 41.88446; -87.63388
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Former Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
General information
Location150 North Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Coordinates41°53′04″N 87°38′02″W / 41.88446°N 87.63388°W / 41.88446; -87.63388
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)Loop Elevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2 tracks
Structure typeElevated
OpenedOctober 3, 1897; 126 years ago (1897-10-03)
ClosedJuly 17, 1995; 28 years ago (1995-07-17)
Rebuilt1913; 111 years ago (1913)
(new station houses added)
Previous namesRandolph & Fifth
Former services
Preceding station Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad Following station
Merchandise Mart
One-way operation
North Shore Line Madison/Wells
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
toward Midway
Orange Line Madison/Wells
Closed 1994
One-way operation
Merchandise Mart
toward Linden
Purple Line
Merchandise Mart
One-way operation
Brown Line Madison/Wells
Closed 1994
toward Kimball

Randolph/Wells was a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's Loop. The station was located at 150 North Wells Street in downtown Chicago. Randolph/Wells opened on October 3, 1897, and closed just after midnight on July 17, 1995; this station and Madison/Wells were replaced by Washington/Wells.[1]

A small remaining portion of the original station platform contains a shed housing automatic switching equipment for Tower 18.


  1. ^ Garfield, Graham. "Randolph/Wells". Chicago-L.org. Retrieved August 12, 2010.

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