Rosemont station (CTA)

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Rosemont blue line CTA.jpg
Location 5801 North River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Coordinates 41°59′01″N 87°51′34″W / 41.983507°N 87.859388°W / 41.983507; -87.859388
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Pace Buses
Structure type Elevated
Parking Aiga parking inv.svg 798 Spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Opened February 27, 1983
Previous names River Road
Passengers (2015) 2,106,653[1]Increase 0.7% (CTA)
Rank 29 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
Blue Line
toward Forest Park
Route map
I-190 westbound lanes
Blue Line
west to O'Hare
Blue Line
east to Forest Park
I-190 eastbound lanes

Rosemont, formerly River Road, is a Chicago 'L' station at the intersection of River Road and I-190 in the suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. It is located in the median of I-190 with one island platform serving two tracks, 16 miles (26 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. Trains are scheduled to depart from Rosemont every 2–7 minutes during rush-hour periods, and take about 36 minutes to travel to the Loop. The station is 7 blocks east and 2 blocks north of O'Hare. Rosemont is the busiest station outside the city limits of Chicago, with 2,090,977 passenger entries in 2014.[2]


The Rosemont station opened on February 27, 1983, as the terminus of an extension of the West-Northwest route from its former terminal at Jefferson Park.[3] It was built to a design by the architectural firm Murphy/Jahn. The station served as the temporary terminal for the West-Northwest route until the terminal at O'Hare Airport opened a year later. The station was known as River Road until the 1990s.[4]

Rosemont is the terminus to many Pace bus routes. In addition, there is a parking lot for commuters that costs $5 US for 14 hours of allowed time. Plus, due to the many hotels nearby, a visitors pass machine is also found in the station. Just west of the station is a maintenance facility built in a wide spot of the freeway's median. The station contains a Dunkin' Donuts doughnut stand, which was installed in September 2004.

It is located only 1 mile from the City of Des Plaines at its westernmost border. The Rosemont station handles more suburban commuters from Des Plaines than any other suburb, including itself.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 221 Wolf Road
  • 223 Elk Grove/Rosemont CTA Station
  • 230 South Des Plaines
  • 284 Six Flags Great America Express
  • 303 Forest Park/Rosemont
  • 326 West Irving Park
  • 332 River Road/York Road
  • 600 Schaumburg Express
  • 603 Elgin TC/Rosemont Express
  • 605 Randall Road/Rosemont Express
  • 606 Schaumburg Limited
  • 610 River Road/Prairie Stone Express
  • 616 The Chancellory Connection
  • 811 Rosemont Entertainment Circulator
  • 895 95th Street/Rosemont/Schaumburg Express (weekday rush hours only)


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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. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ Young, David; John C White (February 27, 1983). "First Link of O'Hare Line Opens". Chicago Tribune. p. 1. 
  4. ^ Rosemont. Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed October 2, 2006).
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