Randolph/Wabash station

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Former Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
20170827 13 Randolph & Wabash L Station.jpg
Location151 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Coordinates41°53′04″N 87°37′34″W / 41.884431°N 87.626149°W / 41.884431; -87.626149
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)Loop Elevated
Platforms2 Side platforms
ConnectionsMillennium Station
Structure typeElevated
OpenedNovember 8, 1896
ClosedSeptember 3, 2017
Rebuilt1957 (new Inner Loop station house)
Passengers (2014)2,242,622[1]Increase 1.2%
Rank21 out of 143[a]
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
Former services
Preceding station Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad Following station
toward Milwaukee
North Shore Line Madison/Wabash
One-way operation
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
One-way operation
Loop Shuttle Madison/Wabash
Next clockwise

Randolph/Wabash was an elevated 'L' station in the Chicago Loop. Located at Randolph Street and Wabash Avenue, it served trains running on the CTA's Brown and Green Lines on the outer loop track, and the Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines on the inner loop track. Randolph/Wabash was the closest 'L' station to Metra's Millennium Station until its closure on September 3, 2017; the station was later demolished.[2][3]


Randolph/Wabash opened on November 8, 1896 to be used by trains on the Lake Street Elevated Railroad (now the western section of the Green Line);[4] the original inner loop station house was replaced in 1957, and the outer loop station house was removed in the 1960s. On September 3, 2017, Randolph/Wabash closed, three days after its replacement, Washington/Wabash station, opened.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

Randolph/Wabash was used for exterior shots in the 1995 film While You Were Sleeping; the station also appeared in the 1987 film Adventures in Babysitting. In addition, a 2015 Apple advertising campaign, "Shot on iPhone 6", features the short journey between Randolph/Wabash and State/Lake shot in time lapse.


Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ Due to possible double-counting of physically-connected stations, the CTA's official 2014 tally of stations was 145, but for ridership purposes reported having only 143 stations.


  1. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2014" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. March 5, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 4, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Customer Alert: Randolph/Wabash Station Closure". transitchicago.com. Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  3. ^ https://chicago.curbed.com/2017/9/5/16255256/randolph-wabash-cta-l-chicago-transit-madison
  4. ^ Randolph/Wabash. Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed September 30, 2006).
  5. ^ https://chicago.curbed.com/2017/8/31/16234044/washington-wabash-loop-cta-station

External links[edit]

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