A Brown Line train to the Loop approaching Chicago

train iconBrown Line ‘L’

The Brown Line operates rapid transit service, daily, from Kimball to downtown (with certain late nite trips between Kimball and Belmont only).

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Hours of operation:

 

Weekdays

Saturday

Sunday/Holiday

Between Kimball and Downtown
Kimball to Loop 'L'

4:00a-1:30a

4:00a-1:30a

5:00a-1:00a

Loop 'L' to Kimball

4:30a-2:00a

4:30a-2:00a

5:30a-1:30a

 

Timetables

Route-wide timetable brochure (pdf)Route diagram & station info

 

Service alerts

Current alerts 2
Boarding Change at Belmont
Service 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-Purple Bypass Opens
Special Note

Kimball-bound Brown Line trains begin using new Red-Purple Bypass btwn Belmont and Southport stations, allowing service to run more smoothly, with fewer delays.

Accessibility Alerts 1
Elevator at Clark/Lake Temporarily Out-of-Service
Elevator Status

The elevator at 203 N La Salle (Brown and Harlem-bound Green Line platform from street and subway concourse) is temporarily out-of-service.

Upcoming alerts 2

 RSS Feed: Brown Line Alerts

 

Route Diagram and Guide

with stations and station timetables

Tip: Click/tap a station name for details on that station and to find detailed timetables for your stop

Note: This diagram represents the order of stations along the route (not geography).

Brown Line Stop

KimballAccessible stationPark & Ride available

Transfer to buses

Brown Line Stop

KedzieAccessible station

Brown Line Stop

FranciscoAccessible station

Brown Line Stop

RockwellAccessible station

Brown Line Stop

WesternAccessible station

Transfer to buses

Brown Line Stop

DamenAccessible station

Transfer to buses

Brown Line Stop

MontroseAccessible station

Transfer to buses

Brown Line Stop

Irving ParkAccessible station

Transfer to buses

Brown Line Stop

AddisonAccessible station

Transfer to buses

Brown Line Stop

PaulinaAccessible station

Transfer to buses

Brown Line Stop

SouthportAccessible station

Brown Line Transfer Stop (rush periods, only)

BelmontAccessible station

Transfer to Red Line trainsTransfer to Purple Line Express (rush periods, only)Transfer to buses

 

Brown Line Stop (rush periods, only)

WellingtonAccessible station

Brown Line Stop (rush periods, only)

DiverseyAccessible station

Transfer to buses

Brown Line Transfer Stop (rush periods, only)

FullertonAccessible station

Transfer to Red Line trainsTransfer to Purple Line Express (rush periods, only)Transfer to buses

Brown Line Stop (rush periods, only)

ArmitageAccessible station

Transfer to buses

Brown Line Stop (rush periods, only)

SedgwickAccessible station

Transfer to buses

Brown Line Stop (rush periods, only)

ChicagoAccessible station

Transfer to buses

Brown Line Transfer Stop (rush periods, only)

Merchandise MartAccessible station

Transfer to Purple Line Express (rush periods, only)Transfer to buses

 

...Brown Line trains then continue to and make all stops, operating counter-clockwise around the Loop 'L', in the following order (before returning to Kimball):

Transfer Stop

Washington/WellsAccessible station

Transfer to Orange LineTransfer to Purple Line Express (rush periods, only)Transfer to Pink LineConnect to Metra (UP Lines) Ogilvie StationTransfer to buses

Brown Line stop around Inner Loop 'L'

QuincyAccessible station

Connect to Metra BNSF, Milwaukee District, North Central and Amtrak trains via Chicago Union StationTransfer to buses

Brown Line stop around Inner Loop 'L'

LaSalle/Van Buren

Connect to LaSalle Street Metra (Rock Island District) StationTransfer to buses

Brown Line Transfer Stop on Loop 'L'

Harold Washington Library-State/Van BurenAccessible station

Transfer to Orange LineTransfer to Purple Line Express (rush periods, only)Transfer to Pink LineTransfer Blue Line subway (farecard required)Transfer to Red Line (subway) (farecard required)Transfer to buses

Transfer Stop

Adams/Wabash

Transfer to Green LineTransfer to Orange LineTransfer to Purple Line Express (rush periods, only)Transfer to Pink LineTransfer to buses

Brown Line stop around Inner Loop 'L'

Washington/WabashAccessible station

Connect to Metra & South Shore Millennium StationTransfer to buses

Transfer Stop

State/Lake

Transfer to Red Line (subway) (farecard required)Transfer to buses

Transfer Stop

Clark/LakeAccessible station

Transfer to Blue Line (subway)Transfer to Green LineTransfer to Purple Line Express (rush periods, only)Transfer to Orange LineTransfer to Pink LineTransfer to buses

 

...after leaving Clark/Lake, trains then exit Loop and make all stops from Merchandise Mart back through to Kimball.

System status snapshot
‘L’ route status
Red Line
Normal Service
Brown Line
Normal Service
Green Line
Normal Service
Orange Line
Normal Service
Pink Line
Normal Service
Purple Line
Normal Service
Yellow Line
Normal Service
Bus routes w/alerts
Elevator alerts