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Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren Pink Line Brown Line Orange Line Purple Line Express

Station information

Address:
26 W. Van Buren St., Chicago, IL 60604
Type of station:
Elevated
Bike parking:
Indoor bike parking available.
Notes:

Connections: CTA Buses Buses #2, #6, #10, #22, #24, #29, #36, #62, #146, #147, #148

Free transfer is available between all 'L' routes serving this station.

For free transfer to Red and Blue Lines (subway) from this station, exit the station and walk 1/2 block north on State to Red Line or on Dearborn to Blue Line. (Use the same farecard that was used to enter 'L' system when transferring to these nearby subway stations for free transfer entry.)

Service alerts

Current alerts 3
Midway Station Kiss & Ride Temporary Closure, RelocationSpecial Note

The Midway stn kiss & ride drop-off/pick-up lot will be temporarily closed. A temporary kiss & ride will be provided in the NE corner of the park & ride lot.

Chicago River Bridge LiftsSpecial Note

During spring thru fall, the Chicago River bridges are periodically opened. Customers should expect minor delays during bridge lifts.

Service for 2019 Cubs Weekday Night Games and Wrigley Field ConcertsAdded Service

Loop-bound Purple Line Express trains will stop at Sheridan for all weekday Cubs night games and Wrigley Field concerts.

Accessibility Alerts 2
Elevator at Central Park Temporarily Out-of-ServiceElevator Status

The elevator at Central Park (Pink Line) is temporarily out-of-service.

Elevator at Paulina Temporarily Out-of-ServiceElevator Status

The Loop-bound platform elevator at Paulina (Brown Line) is temporarily out-of-service.

Upcoming alerts 2
Bus Substitution Between Pulaski and 54th/Cermak StationsPlanned Work w/Part Closure

Shuttle buses will replace Pink Line service between Pulaski and 54th/Cermak.

Bus Substitution Between Pulaski and 54th/Cermak StationsPlanned Work w/Part Closure

Shuttle buses will replace Pink Line service between Pulaski and 54th/Cermak.

Estimated arrivals

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