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Purple Line

train icon Purple Line ('L')

The Purple Line provides rapid transit train service between Linden (in Wilmette) and Howard (in Chicago) via Evanston. Additionally, during weekday rush-periods, express service continues to downtown Loop.

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Shuttle service between Linden and Howard
Linden to Howard

4:50a-1:30a

4:50a-2:10a

5:30a-2:15a

6:30a-1:45a

Howard to Linden

4:30a-1:10a

4:30a-1:50a

5:05a-1:50a

6:05a-1:20a

Express service between Linden and Downtown (via Loop 'L')
Linden to Loop 'L'

5:20a-9:30a
2:30p-6:30p

     
Loop 'L' to Linden

6:05a-10:15a
3:15p-7:15p

     

 

 

Timetables

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

 

Customer Alerts

Purple Line

Upcoming Alerts
All Routes
Special Note
Thu, Dec 25 2014 - 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM
All Routes
Special Note
Thu, Jan 1 2015 - 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM

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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
Pace Buses #421, #422, #423
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bus connections
CTA Bus #201
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accessible station
bus connections
commuter rail
CTA Buses #93, #205
Pace Buses #208, #213, #250
Metra UP-N
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bus connections
CTA Bus #205
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bus connections
commuter rail
CTA Bus #205
Metra UP-N (Evanston-Main St Station)
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bus connections
CTA Bus #205
PDF
transfer to yellow linetransfer to red line
purple line stop
accessible stationparking available
bus connections
CTA Buses #22, #97, #147, #151, #201, #205, #206; Pace #215, #290
PDF
  orange line continues During weekday rush periods, certain Purple Line Express trains continue express to downtown via Loop 'L'.
transfer to brown linetransfer to red line
purple line stop
accessible station
bus connections
CTA Buses #77 (and #22 on Clark St)
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accessible station
 
 
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accessible station
bus connections
CTA Bus #76
PDF
transfer to brown linetransfer to red line
purple line stop
accessible station
bus connections
CTA Buses #37, #74
PDF
 
purple line stop
accessible station
bus connections
CTA Bus #73
PDF
 
purple line stop
accessible station
bus connections
CTA Buses #37, #72 (walk one 1/2 block north)
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accessible station
bus connections
CTA Buses #37, #66
PDF
 
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accessible station
bus connections
CTA Bus #37, #125
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...Purple Line Express trains then continue to, and make all stops clockwise around, the Loop, as follows:
transfer to blue linetransfer to pink linetransfer to orange linetransfer to green linetransfer to brown line
purple 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
transfer to red line (farecard only)
purple line stop
trains stop only in this sequence through Loop stations in this section
bus connections
Buses #29, #36, #146, #148
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purple 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)

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transfer to pink linetransfer to orange linetransfer to green linetransfer to brown line
purple line stop
trains stop only in this sequence through Loop stations in this section
bus connections
Buses #J14, #20, #56, #60, #124, #157
PDF
transfer to pink linetransfer to orange linetransfer to green linetransfer to brown line
purple 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 blue line (with farecard only)transfer to red line (farecard only)transfer to brown linetransfer to orange linetransfer to brown line
purple 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
 
purple line stop
trains stop only in this sequence through Loop stations in this section
commuter rail
Metra RI trains (at Chicago-LaSalle St. Station)
PDF
 
purple 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)
PDF
transfer to pink linetransfer to orange linetransfer to brown line
purple 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)
PDF
  purple line continues ...after leaving Washington/Wells, Purple Line Express (rush period service only) trains then exit the Loop, returning to Merchandise Mart, and then operate via express back to Linden.

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Trains:

Red Line Significant Delays
Blue Line Normal Service
Brown Line Normal Service
Green Line Normal Service
Orange Line Normal Service
Purple Line Normal Service
Pink Line Normal Service
Yellow Line Normal Service

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