The Chicago "L" has a diverse group of stations ranging from 19th century Queen Anne and Italianate to late 20th century modern and almost everything in between. Some are ornate, others are utilitarian. Some are underground, others are grade level structure and still others are elevated high above the ground. This section gives detailed information about most stations on the CTA's "L" system -- past, present, and future.


Symbol Key
The following icons are used throughout the Stations section:

Current Line color



Under Construction


Free Transfer
(Between "L" lines)

(Between "L" and
other train line)

Owl Service




.Red Line

Howard branch
(North Side Main Line from Armitage Portal to Howard)

State Street Subway

Dan Ryan branch

.Loop Elevated

Loop Elevated

.Green Line

Lake branch

South Side Elevated

Ashland (Englewood) branch

East 63rd (Jackson Park) branch

.Blue Line

O'Hare branch
(Milwaukee Elevated, Kennedy and O'Hare Extensions)

Milwaukee-Dearborn Subway

Forest Park (Congress) branch

.Pink Line

Cermak (Douglas) branch

.Brown Line

North Side Main Line
(NSML from Belmont to the Loop)

Ravenswood branch

.Orange Line

Midway branch

.Purple Line

Evanston branch

.Yellow Line

Skokie Swift

.Former Lines

Metropolitan Division Main Line
(Wells Street to Marshfield Jct)

Garfield Park branch

Northwest branch
(Marshfield Jct to Logan Square)

.Former Lines

Humboldt Park branch

Westchester branch

Kenwood branch

Stock Yards branch

.Former Lines

Normal Park branch

Randolph Street branch
Cuyler branch