State/Lake station

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Elevated Lines ("L" Loop Clockwise)

Elevated Lines ("L" Loop Counter-clockwise)
State-Lake Station.jpg
Location 200 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Coordinates 41°53′09″N 87°37′40″W / 41.88574°N 87.627835°W / 41.88574; -87.627835
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
  Purple Line weekday rush hours only
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
  Red Line via Lake
Structure type Elevated
Opened September 22, 1895
Passengers (2014) 3,092,206[1]Increase 1.6%
Rank 13 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
  Farecard transfer  
toward Howard
Red Line
Transfer at: Lake
Route map
Brown and Green Lines
west to Kimball and Harlem/Lake
State St. (Red Line)
Purple, Orange, Green, and Pink Lines
east to Linden, Midway, Ashland/63rd,
Cottage Grove, and 54th/Cermak

State/Lake is an 'L' station serving the CTA's Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines. It is an elevated station with two side platforms, located in the Chicago Loop at 200 North State Street. The CTA offers farecard transfers between this station and the Lake subway station on the Red Line.


The station in 1949 decorated for Christmas
A passenger enters the station as it appears quarter after 7 o'clock in the evening.

State/Lake station opened on September 22, 1895, as part on the Lake Street Elevated Railroad's extension into the Chicago Loop that later became the north side of the Union Loop.[2] State/Lake is the last station on this section of the Loop to retain many of its original features.

One of a series of videos "shot on iPhone 6" to feature in a 2015 Apple advertising campaign [3] features the short journey between Randolph/Wabash and State/Lake shot in time lapse.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 2 Hyde Park Express
  • 6 Jackson Park Express
  • 10 Museum of Science and Industry
  • 29 State
  • 36 Broadway
  • 62 Archer
  • 146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

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. ^ State/Lake. Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed October 8, 2006).
  3. ^ Cocu L - Shot on iPhone 6 "Shot on iPhone 6 by Cocu L"

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