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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 6
Kimball-bound Trains Bypass Diversey and WellingtonPlanned Work w/Station(s) Bypassed

Kimball-bound Brown Line trains will not stop at Diversey and Wellington.

Bus Substitution Between Belmont and Southport StationsPlanned Work w/Part Closure

Shuttle buses replace Brown Line rail service between Belmont and Southport.

Boarding Change at BelmontService Change

Board/exit Loop-bound Purple Line Express trains on the Red Line side of the 95th- and Loop-bound platform at the Belmont station.

A note about 'L' serviceSpecial Note

Some service may be running w/delays: Staff availability is affected by COVID but we're running as much service as possible—wait times may be longer-than-usual.

Boarding Change at BelmontService Change

At Belmont station, Kimball-bound Brown Line trains resume stopping on outer track; Linden-bound Purple Line Exp trains continue to board/exit on inner track.

Red and Purple Line Trains Share Track between Thorndale and Belmont (Updated)Service Change

Red and Purple line trains share tracks btwn Thorndale and Belmont. Purple Line Express trains continue to make only express stops between Howard and Belmont.

Accessibility Alerts 1
Elevator at Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren Temporarily Out-of-ServiceElevator Status

The Brown Line platform elevator at Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren is temporarily out-of-service due to structural issues outside of the elevator.

Upcoming alerts 2
Kimball-bound Trains Bypass Diversey and WellingtonPlanned Work w/Station(s) Bypassed

Kimball-bound Brown Line trains will not stop at Diversey and Wellington.

Bus Substitution Between Belmont and Southport StationsPlanned Work w/Part Closure

Shuttle buses replace Brown Line rail service between Belmont and Southport.

Estimated arrivals

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