Western station (CTA Pink Line)

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Western CTA Pink Line Station.jpg
Location 2009 South Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Coordinates 41°51′15″N 87°41′06″W / 41.854225°N 87.685129°W / 41.854225; -87.685129
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections (Western Avenue)
CTA Buses
Structure type Elevated
Disabled access Yes
Opened September 7, 1896
Rebuilt 2002–04
Passengers (2015) 402,701[1]Increase 2.5% (CTA)
Rank 122 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
Cermak Branch
toward 54th/Cermak
Pink Line
Route map
Pink Line
east to Loop
Western Ave.
Pink Line
west to 54/Cermak

Western is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Pink Line. It is located in the Heart of Chicago and Heart of Italy neighborhoods in the Lower West Side community area. The station was originally built in 1896 as part of the Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad's Douglas Park branch. It was rebuilt around 1935, and again between 2002 and 2004. It is located near Metra's Western Avenue & 18th Place (Metra) station on the BNSF Railway Line.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 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 23, 2016. 

External links[edit]

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