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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
Chicago River Bridge LiftsSpecial Note

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

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.

Service for 2018 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 4
Addison Station Loop-bound Platform Elevator Out of ServiceElevator Work

The Loop-bound platform elevator at the Addison Brown Line station will be temporarily out of service.

Western Station Elevator Out of ServiceElevator Work

The elevator at the Western Pink Line station will be temporarily out of service.

Elevator at Damen Temporarily Out-of-ServiceElevator Status

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

Elevator at Roosevelt Temporarily Out-of-ServiceElevator Status

The pedway elevator at Roosevelt (Orange and Green Line) is temporarily out-of-service.

Upcoming alerts 3
Increased Capacity for Air and Water ShowSpecial Note

Increased Capacity on Blue, Brown, Green, and Orange lines for the 2018 Chicago Air and Water Show.

Increased Capacity for Air and Water ShowSpecial Note

Increased Capacity on Blue, Brown, Green, and Orange lines for the 2018 Chicago Air and Water Show.

Montrose Station Loop-bound Platform Elevator Out of ServiceElevator Work

The Loop-bound platform elevator at the Montrose Brown Line station will be temporarily out of service.

Estimated arrivals

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Brown Line
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Green Line
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Orange Line
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Pink Line
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Purple Line
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