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Brown Line

train icon Brown Line ('L')

The Brown Line operates rapid transit service, daily, from Kimball to downtown (with certain late nite trips between Kimball and Belmont only).

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Hours of operation:

 

Weekdays

Saturday

Sunday/Holiday

Between Kimball and Downtown
Kimball to Loop 'L'

4:00a-1:00a

4:00a-1:00a

6:30a-11:50p

Loop 'L' to Kimball

4:30a-1:30a

4:30a-1:30a

7:00a-12:20a

Between Kimball and Belmont
Kimball to Belmont

4:00a-2:00a

4:00a-2:00a

5:00a-12:30a

Belmont to Kimball

4:55a-2:25a

4:55a-2:25a

5:25a-12:55a

 

 

Timetables

Routewide schedule brochure (pdf)Web-based text timetable (via Goroo)Route Diagram & Station Details

 

Customer Alerts

Brown Line

Current Alerts
Pink LineGreen LineBrown Line
Normal Service*
Sat, Apr 19 2014 to Fri, Oct 31 2014

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Route Diagram and Guide

with stations and station timetables

This diagram represents the order of stations along the route (not geography).

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accessible stationautomobile parking available
bus connections
CTA Buses #81, #82, #93
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brown line stop
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bus connections
CTA Buses #11, #49, #49B, #81
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brown line stop
 accessible station
bus connections
commuter rail
CTA Buses #50, #81, walk 2 blocks east to Ravenswood station on Metra UP-N
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brown line stop
accessible station
bus connections
CTA Bus #78
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accessible station
bus connections
CTA Bus #80
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accessible station
bus connections
CTA Buses #152
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brown line stop
accessible station
bus connections
CTA Bus #9, 1 block east, on Ashland
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brown line stop
accessible station
 
 
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brown line stop
accessible station
bus connections
CTA Bus #77 (and #22 on Clark St)
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brown line stop
accessible station
 
 
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brown line stop
accessible station
bus connections
CTA Bus #76
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transfer to purple line expresstransfer to red line
brown line stop
accessible station
bus connections
CTA Buses #37, #74
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brown line stop
accessible station
bus connections
CTA Bus #73
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brown line stop
accessible station
bus connections
CTA Buses #37, #72 (walk 1/2 block north)
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brown line stop
accessible station
bus connections
CTA Buses #37, #66
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brown line stop
accessible station
bus connections
CTA Bus #37, #125
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...Brown Line trains then continue to and make all stops, counterclockwise around the Loop, as follows:
transfer to purple line expresstransfer to orange linetransfer to pink line
brown line stop
trains stop only in this sequence through Loop stations in this sectionaccessible station
bus connections
commuter rail
Buses #37, #14, #20, #56, #60, #124, #157
Metra UP-N, UP-NW, and UP-W (at Ogilvie Transportation Center, three blocks west on Madison)
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brown line stop
trains stop only in this sequence through Loop stations in this section
bus connections
commuter rail
Bus #37 (also, westbound on Adams or Eastbound on Jackson, #1, #7, #28, #126, #130, #151, and #156)
Metra BNSF, HC, SWS, MD-N, MD-W, NCS, and all Amtrak trains (at Chicago-Union Station)
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brown line stop
trains stop only in this sequence through Loop stations in this section
commuter rail
Metra RI trains (at Chicago-LaSalle St. Station)
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transfer to blue line (with farecard only)transfer to red line (farecard only)transfer to purple line expresstransfer to orange linetransfer to pink line
brown line stop
trains stop only in this sequence through Loop stations in this sectionaccessible station
bus connections
Buses #2, #6, #10, #22, #24, #29, #36, #62, #146, #147, #148
PDF
transfer to purple line expresstransfer to orange linetransfer to green linetransfer to pink line
brown line stop
trains stop only in this sequence through Loop stations in this section
bus connections
Buses #1, #7, #28, #126, #151 (westbound)
PDF
transfer to purple line expresstransfer to orange linetransfer to green linetransfer to pink line
brown line stop
trains stop only in this sequence through Loop stations in this section
bus connections
Buses #J14, #20, #56, #60, #124, #157
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brown line stop
trains stop only in this sequence through Loop stations in this section
bus connections
commuter rail

Buses #147, #151 (northbound) on Washington, #146 and #148 on Lake
Metra Electric District and NICTD South Shore Line service (at Chicago-Millennium Station)

PDF
transfer to red line (farecard only)
brown line stop
trains stop only in this sequence through Loop stations in this section
bus connections
Buses #29, #36, #146, #148
PDF
transfer to blue linetransfer to purple line expresstransfer to orange linetransfer to green linetransfer to pink line
brown line stop
trains stop only in this sequence through Loop stations in this sectionaccessible station
bus connections
Buses #22, #24, #134, #135, #136, #156 (also, #124 eastbound on Wacker)
PDF
  orange line continues ...after leaving Clark/Lake, Brown Line trains then exit the Loop, returning to Merchandise Mart, and then make all stops back to Kimball.  

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Red Line Normal Service
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Brown Line Normal Service
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Orange Line Normal Service
Purple Line Normal Service
Pink Line Normal Service
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