|Chicago 'L' rapid transit station|
|Location||26 South State Street|
Chicago, Illinois 60603
|Owned by||City of Chicago|
|Line(s)||State Street subway|
|Platforms||1 Island Platform|
|Opened||October 17, 1943|
|Rank||18 out of 143|
Monroe (also Monroe/State) is an 'L' station on the CTA's Red Line. The station opened on October 17, 1943, as part of the State Street subway. The station is located in the Chicago Loop, and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Monroe station has retained many of its original features from its opening in 1943, such as the officers cabins, some auxiliary signaling and the Madison-Monroe mezzanine, which is named for the crossing of Madison Street and Monroe Street. Until October 2006, there was a station between Monroe and Lake: Washington/State station. Washington/State is located near Monroe. Passengers can walk onto the abandoned station platform from Monroe.
In 2009, The CTA put new station wall signs over the old blue station wall signs in order to better direct people to the mezzanines.
The station gives direct access to the adjacent Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Building, a National Historic Landmark and Chicago Landmark that is also part of the Loop Retail Historic District.