Polk station

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Polk Street Pink Line Station.jpg
Location 1713 West Polk Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Coordinates 41°52′18″N 87°40′10″W / 41.871551°N 87.66953°W / 41.871551; -87.66953
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 2
Structure type Elevated
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Opened April 28, 1896
Rebuilt 1983
Passengers (2015) 993,972[1]Increase 3.8%
Rank 73 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
Cermak Branch
toward 54th/Cermak
Pink Line
  Former services  
toward O'Hare Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
Blue Line
toward 54th/Cermak
Route map
Pink Line
north to Loop
Polk St.
Pink Line
south to 54/Cermak

Polk is an 'L' station on the Pink Line of the Chicago Transit Authority. It is adjacent to Rush University Medical Center within the Illinois Medical District in the Near West Side community area.


Polk Station opened on April 28, 1896, as part of the Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad's Douglas Park branch.[2] In 1983 the original station was demolished and rebuilt. A Dunkin' Donuts was added to the station in September 2004.[3]

Bus connections[edit]


  • 7 Harrison
  • 157 Streeterville/Taylor


  • 755 Plainfield/IMD 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 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Douglas Park Branch Opened". Chicago Daily Tribune. April 28, 1896. p. 5. 
  3. ^ http://www.chicago-l.org/stations/polk.html

External links[edit]

Media related to Polk (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons

An older sign at the station with the name "Polk/Medical Center."