|Former Chicago 'L' rapid transit station|
|Location||151 North Wabash Avenue |
Chicago, Illinois 60601
|Owned by||Chicago Transit Authority|
|Platforms||2 Side platforms|
|Opened||November 8, 1896|
|Closed||September 3, 2017|
|Rebuilt||1957 (new Inner Loop station house)|
|Passengers (2014)||2,242,622 1.2%|
|Rank||21 out of 143[a]|
Randolph/Wabash was an elevated 'L' station in the Chicago Loop. Located at Randolph Street and Wabash Avenue, it served trains running on the CTA's Brown and Green Lines on the outer loop track, and the Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines on the inner loop track. Randolph/Wabash was the closest 'L' station to Metra's Millennium Station until its closure on September 3, 2017. The station was later demolished.
Randolph/Wabash opened on November 8, 1896 to be used by trains on the Lake Street Elevated Railroad (now the western section of the Green Line). The original inner loop station house was replaced in 1957, and the outer loop station house was removed in the 1960s. On September 3, 2017, Randolph/Wabash closed, three days after its replacement, Washington/Wabash station, opened.
In popular culture
Randolph/Wabash was used for exterior shots in the 1995 film While You Were Sleeping. The station also appeared in the 1987 film Adventures in Babysitting. In addition, a 2015 Apple advertising campaign, "Shot on iPhone 6", features the short journey between Randolph/Wabash and State/Lake shot in time lapse.
Notes and references
- Due to possible double-counting of physically-connected stations, the CTA's official 2014 tally of stations was 145, but for ridership purposes reported having only 143 stations.
- "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2014" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. March 5, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 4, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
- "Customer Alert: Randolph/Wabash Station Closure". transitchicago.com. Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
- Randolph/Wabash. Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed September 30, 2006).
Media related to Randolph/Wabash (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. IL-1-D, "Union Elevated Railroad, Randolph-Wabash Avenue Station"
- Randolph/Wabash Station Page at Chicago-L.org
- Randolph Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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