Clinton station (CTA Green and Pink Lines)

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20040329 03 CTA Green Line Clinton St. station.jpg
Location 540 West Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661
Coordinates 41°53′08″N 87°38′30″W / 41.885678°N 87.641782°W / 41.885678; -87.641782
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 2
Structure type Elevated
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Opened October 16, 1909
Rebuilt 1970, 1996
Previous names Clinton/Northwest Passage
Passengers (2015) 1,215,270[1]Increase 2.9%
Rank 61 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
Lake Branch
toward Harlem/Lake
Green Line
toward 54th/Cermak
Pink Line
(Loop-bound terminus)
One-way operation
Route map
Green Line and Pink Line
west to Harlem/Lake and 54th/Cermak
Jefferson St.
Clinton St.
Pink Line and Green Line
east to the Loop, Ashland/63rd
and Cottage Grove

Clinton (also Clinton/Lake) is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Green Line and Pink Line. It opened on October 16, 1909, and was completely rebuilt during the Green Line rehabilitation project in 1996.

History and location[edit]

It is the closest 'L' station to the Ogilvie Transportation Center, whose platforms directly abut Clinton, the stations were connected in 1970 with a passageway, called the "Northwest Passage", linking it to the Chicago and North Western Terminal. The passageway closed in 1990 when the C&NW Terminal was rebuilt as Ogilvie Transportation Center, replaced by a holding track for Metra trains.

Bus connections[edit]


  • J14 Jeffery Jump
  • 56 Milwaukee
  • 125 Water Tower Express

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 12, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Clinton/Lake (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons