Washington/Wabash station Article

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Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
Washington Wabash 04.jpg
Location29 N. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Coordinates 41°52′58″N 87°37′34″W / 41.882900°N 87.626205°W / 41.882900; -87.626205
Owned by City of Chicago
Line(s) Loop Elevated
Platforms2 Side platforms
Structure typeElevated
Disabled accessYes
OpenedAugust 31, 2017 [1]
Passengers (2017)1,016,989 [2]
Rank68 out of 143
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
One-way operation
Orange Line
toward  Midway Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
toward  Harlem/Lake
Green Line
One-way operation
Purple Line
toward  Linden
Pink Line
toward  54th/Cermak
toward  Kimball
Brown Line
One-way operation
Brown Line
Rush period special
(6-7 a.m.)

Washington/Wabash is a Chicago 'L' station serving the CTA's Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines. The station opened on August 31, 2017. [3] It serves as a consolidation and replacement of the Randolph/Wabash and Madison/Wabash stations. The project was undertaken by the Chicago Department of Transportation. Construction of the $75 million station began in 2015 following the closure of Madison/Wabash in March 2015 and was completed in August 2017. The station is located between Washington and Madison Streets on Wabash Avenue in the Chicago Loop.

In 2018, the revamped station was awarded an award of excellence by the American Institute of Architects, Chicago chapter. [4]

Bus connections


  • J14 Jeffrey Jump
  • 20 Madison
  • 56 Milwaukee
  • 60 Blue Island/26th
  • 124 Navy Pier
  • 147 Outer Drive Express
  • 151 Sheridan
  • 157 Streeterville/Taylor

Station layout

Platform level
Side platform, doors open on the right
Counterclockwise      Green Line toward Harlem/Lake ( State/Lake)
     Brown Line toward Kimball (State/Lake)
Clockwise      Green Line toward Ashland/63rd or Cottage Grove ( Adams/Wabash)
     Purple Line toward Linden weekday rush hours only (Adams/Wabash)
     Pink Line toward 54th/Cermak (Adams/Wabash)
     Orange Line toward Midway (Adams/Wabash)
Side platform, doors open on the right
M Mezzanine level Fare control, farecard vending, transfer between platforms
G Street level



  1. ^ https://chicago.curbed.com/2017/8/31/16234044/washington-wabash-loop-cta-station
  2. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – Calendar Year 2017" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  3. ^ http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/8/31/wabash-washington-cta-l-station
  4. ^ Kamin, Blair (October 26, 2018). "Restored Unity Temple, Loop CTA station highlight winners of architecture awards". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2018-10-28.

External links

Media related to Washington/Wabash (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons