Western station (CTA Blue Line Congress branch)

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Not to be confused with Western (CTA Blue Line O'Hare branch station), also on the Blue Line.
Western blue line Congress.jpg
Location 430 South Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Coordinates 41°52′32″N 87°41′18″W / 41.875478°N 87.688436°W / 41.875478; -87.688436
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Structure type Surface Level
Bicycle facilities Yes
Opened June 22, 1958
Passengers (2015) 555,745[1]Decrease 0.2% (CTA)
Rank 104 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward O'Hare
Blue Line
toward Forest Park
Route map
Blue Line
east to O'Hare
Western Ave.
Blue Line
west to Forest Park

Western is a station on the 'L' system, serving the Blue Line's Forest Park branch. It serves the Near West Side neighborhood and Crane Tech High School. The station is also located about 1 mile north of the Western Avenue (Metra BNSF Railway Line) commuter railroad station.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 7 Harrison
  • 49 Western (Owl Service)
  • X49 Western Express (weekday rush hours only)

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. 

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