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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 5
Service for 2024 Cubs Weekday Night Games and Wrigley Field ConcertsAdded Service

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

Boarding Change at WilsonSpecial Note

West platform at Wilson is temporarily closed. Board/exit all trains on the east platform.

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.

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 4
Elevator at 35th/Archer Temporarily Out-of-ServiceElevator Status

The elevator at 35th/Archer (Orange Line) is temporarily out-of-service. We are upgrading the elevator platform to ensure continued safe, convenient service.

Elevator at Kedzie Temporarily Out-of-ServiceElevator Status

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

Elevator at Roosevelt Temporarily Out-of-ServiceElevator Status

The transfer tunnel elevator at Roosevelt (Red, Orange, Green Lines) is temporarily out-of-service.

Elevator at Fullerton Temporarily Out-of-ServiceElevator Status

The Howard, Kimball-and Linden-bound platform elevator at Fullerton (Red, Brown, Purple Lines) is temporarily out-of-service.

Estimated arrivals

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