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

Station information

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

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
Loop 'L' Service DelaysSignificant Delays

Some Loop 'L' Service trains are operating with residual delays after an earlier stalled train near Clinton; service is resuming.

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 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 5
Elevator at Western Temporarily Out-of-ServiceElevator status

The elevator at Western (Orange Line) is temporarily out-of-service.

Southport Kimball-bound Platform Elevator Out of ServiceElevator status

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

Elevator at Howard Temporarily Out-of-ServiceElevator status

The elevator to the Howard/Skokie/Linden-bound platform at Howard (Red Line/Yellow Line/Purple Line) is temporarily out-of-service.

Elevator at Damen Temporarily Out-of-ServiceElevator status

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

Elevator at Washington/Wabash Temporarily Out-of-ServiceElevator status

The elevator from mezzanine-to-platform at Washington/Wabash (Orange, Pink, Green, and Purple Line Express) is temporarily out-of-service.

Estimated arrivals

info updated 8:38p (refresh / pause)
See trains expected to arrive at this station with CTA Train Tracker.
Text for arrivals:
Text CTATRAIN HWLC to 41411 for estimated arrivals. Message and data rates may apply. Check with your mobile carrier first. If you need help, e-mail us

Area map

View full size in Google Maps