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Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
Location2800 West Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Coordinates41°53′03″N 87°41′46″W / 41.88422°N 87.696234°W / 41.88422; -87.696234Coordinates: 41°53′03″N 87°41′46″W / 41.88422°N 87.696234°W / 41.88422; -87.696234
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)Lake Branch
Platforms2 Side platforms
Tracks2 tracks
Structure typeElevated
Bicycle facilitiesyes
Disabled accessYes
OpenedNovember 6, 1893
ClosedFebruary 9, 1992 – July 13, 1996
Rebuilt1977–80 (new fare controls), 1996
2020147,694[1]Decrease 51.9%
Rank124 out of 143
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
Kedzie Green Line Ashland
Former services
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
Closed 1948
Lake Street Elevated Campbell
Closed 1948
toward Loop
(Randolph/Wells) or Market Terminal

California is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Green Line's Lake Branch. It opened on November 6, 1893. California closed on February 9, 1992, as part of a series of budget cuts,[2][3] but later reopened with the completion of the Green Line rehabilitation.

The station is situated at the intersection of California Avenue and Lake Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. It is wheel-chair accessible. It is also close to the Chicago Center for Green Technology.

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Notes and references



  1. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – Calendar Year 2020" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 19, 2021. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  2. ^ Gillis, Michael (February 2, 1992). "Big bus, L cuts by CTA start next weekend". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 55.
  3. ^ "CTA's Cuts Take Effect". Chicago Tribune. February 9, 1992. p. 2.