Chicago and State

Ranked #34 on the list Best Transit Stop of All Time

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About Chicago and State

  • Transit Lines: Red Line
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Chicago (also Chicago/State in station announcements) is a rapid transit station on the Red Line of the Chicago 'L'. It serves a significant portion of the Near North Side and Streeterville neighborhoods. With 14,269 each weekday and 5,139,248 overall in 2011, it is the busiest station on the Red Line north of the Loop. The second stop on the Red Line north of the Chicago River, Chicago station lies in the central portion of the Near North Side. Specifically, it is located underneath State Street at its intersection with Chicago Avenue. It is three blocks west of the northern section of the Magnificent Mile, with the Chicago Water Tower the closest attraction on that strip at the intersection of Chicago and Michigan Avenues. It is also the closest 'L' station to the John Hancock Center, the Rush Street entertainment district, and the downtown campus of Loyola University Chicago. The Chicago station opened on October 17, 1943, as part of the State Street Subway, which forms the central portion of what is now the Red Line between North/Clybourn and Roosevelt stations. During the 1950s, the CTA implemented skip-stop service throughout the 'L' system. Under this service pattern,

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