Western station (CTA Orange Line)

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Western CTA Orange Line Station.jpg
Location 4901 South Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60632
Coordinates 41°48′16″N 87°41′02″W / 41.804546°N 87.684019°W / 41.804546; -87.684019
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Structure type Embankment
Parking Aiga parking inv.svg 200 Spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Opened October 31, 1993
Passengers (2015) 1,334,995[1]Increase 3.2%
Rank 54 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
Midway Branch
toward Midway Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
Orange Line
Orange Line
Rush period special
(7-9 a.m.)
One-way operation
One-way operation
Orange Line
Rush period special
(6-7 a.m.)
toward Kimball
Route map
49th St.
Orange Line
east to Loop
Western Blvd.
Western Ave.
Orange Line
west to Midway Pictograms-nps-airport.svg

Western is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Orange Line. It is located between the neighborhoods of Brighton Park and Gage Park. The Orange Line crosses Western Avenue three times, however the station is located at its southernmost crossing at 49th Street.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 48 South Damen (weekday rush hours only)
  • 49 Western (Owl Service)
  • X49 Western Express (weekday rush hours only)
  • 94 South California

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 9, 2016. 

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