Clark and Lake Station - Brown Line

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Clark and Lake Station – Brown Line

Address: 124 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60601
Type of Station: Elevated and Subway
Connections:

  • CTA Buses: #22, #24, #134, #135, #136, #156 (and #124 eastbound on Wacker)
    Notes:
  • Free transfer is available between all 'L' routes serving this station.

Brown Line Schedule:

CTA Brown Line Station Listing Listings By Neighborhood

Albany Park: 3 Stops

  • Kimball: Located in Albany Park, this station offers disabled access and parking facilities. It serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus routes 81, 82, and 93.
  • Kedzie: Provides disabled access.
  • Francisco: Offers disabled access.

Lincoln Square: 4 Stops

  • Rockwell: Located in Lincoln Square, this station provides disabled access.
  • Western: Situated in Lincoln Square, this station offers disabled access and serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus routes 11, 49, 49B, and X49.
  • Damen: Provides disabled access and serves as a mainline rail interchange with Metra's Union Pacific North line at Ravenswood. It also functions as a bus interchange for CTA Bus route 50.

North Center: Stops

  • Montrose: Located in Lincoln Square/North Center, this station offers disabled access and serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus route 78.
  • Irving Park: Situated in North Center, this station provides disabled access and serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus route 80.
  • Addison: Offers disabled access and serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus route 152.

Lake View: 4 Stops

  • Paulina: Located in Lake View, this station offers disabled access and serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus route 9.
  • Southport: Provides disabled access.
  • Belmont: Situated in Lake View, this station offers disabled access and serves as a metro interchange for CTA 'L' trains Red and Purple lines. It also functions as a bus interchange for CTA Bus routes 22 and 77.
  • Wellington: Offers disabled access.

Lincoln Park: 7 Stops

  • Diversey: Located in Lincoln Park, this station provides disabled access and serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus route 76.
  • Fullerton: Situated in Lincoln Park, this station offers disabled access and serves as a metro interchange for CTA 'L' trains Red and Purple lines. It also functions as a bus interchange for CTA Bus routes 37 and 74.
  • Armitage: Provides disabled access and serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus route 73.
  • Halsted: Currently closed.

Near North Side: 6 Stops

  • Larrabee: Currently closed.
  • Sedgwick: Located in Near North Side, this station offers disabled access and serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus routes N9, 37, and 72.
  • Chicago: Situated in Near North Side, this station offers disabled access and serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus routes 37 and 66.
  • Grand: Currently closed.
  • Kinzie: Closed in 1921; replaced by Grand.
  • Merchandise Mart: Located in Near North Side, this station offers disabled access and serves as a metro interchange for CTA 'L' trains Purple line. It also functions as a bus interchange for CTA Bus routes 37 and 125.

The Loop: 12 Stops

  • Randolph/Wells: Currently closed; partially demolished and replaced by Washington/Wells.
  • Washington/Wells: Situated in The Loop, this station offers disabled access and serves as a metro interchange for CTA 'L' trains Orange, Purple, and Pink lines. It also functions as a mainline rail interchange with Metra lines Union Pacific North, Union Pacific Northwest, and Union Pacific West at Ogilvie Transportation Center. Additionally, it serves as a bus interchange for various CTA Bus routes.
  • Madison/Wells: Currently closed; demolished and replaced by Washington/Wells.
  • Quincy: Provides disabled access and serves as a mainline rail interchange with Metra lines BNSF, Heritage Corridor, Milwaukee District North, Milwaukee District West, North Central Service, and SouthWest Service at Union Station. It also functions as an Amtrak interchange for various long-distance and intercity routes. Additionally, it serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus routes.
  • LaSalle/Van Buren: Located in The Loop, this station offers disabled access and serves as a mainline rail interchange with Metra trains Rock Island at LaSalle Street Station. Additionally, it serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus routes.
  • Harold Washington Library: Situated in The Loop, this station offers disabled access and serves as a metro interchange for CTA 'L' trains Orange, Purple, and Pink lines. It also functions as a mainline rail interchange with Metra line Red at Jackson, and with Metra line Blue at Jackson. Additionally, it serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus routes.
  • Adams/Wabash: Located in The Loop, this station offers disabled access and serves as a metro interchange for CTA 'L' trains Orange, Green, Purple, and Pink lines. Additionally, it serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus routes.
  • Madison/Wabash: Currently closed; demolished and replaced by Washington/Wabash.
  • Washington/Wabash: Situated in The Loop, this station offers disabled access and serves as a mainline rail interchange with Metra line Metra Electric at Millennium Station. It also functions as a mainline rail interchange with NICTD South Shore Line at Millennium Station. Additionally, it serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus routes.
  • Randolph/Wabash: Currently closed; demolished and replaced by Washington/Wabash.
  • State/Lake: Located in The Loop, this station offers disabled access and serves as a metro interchange for CTA 'L' trains Red at Lake. Additionally, it serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus routes.
  • Clark/Lake: Situated in The Loop, this station offers disabled access and serves as a metro interchange for CTA 'L' trains Blue, Green, Purple, Orange, and Pink lines. Additionally, it serves as a bus interchange for CTA Bus routes.

CTA History and the Brown Line

The Northwestern Elevated Railroad inaugurated the Ravenswood line, later known as the Brown Line, connecting the existing main line to Western Avenue in Lincoln Square on May 18, 1907. The extension to the Kimball terminal was completed on December 14, 1907.

Over the years, several significant renovations and expansions have enhanced the Brown Line's infrastructure and accessibility. In the 1970s, the Kimball terminal underwent a complete renovation, coinciding with the construction of a new bridge over the North Branch of the Chicago River. Subsequently, in the 1980s, both the Western and Merchandise Mart stations were rebuilt, marking substantial improvements to the line.

Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project:

The Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project, spanning from 2004 to 2009, aimed to revitalize aging infrastructure and enhance passenger capacity. Commencing with signal upgrades in late 2004, the project progressed with the modernization of the right-of-way, particularly at Clark Junction, in February 2006. Significant efforts were directed towards station reconstruction, focusing on ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accommodating eight-car trains, a notable increase from the previous maximum of six cars.

While Merchandise Mart station had already undergone reconstruction from 1987 to 1988 and was ADA compliant, the remaining stations underwent extensive rebuilding or modification. Notably, Kimball and Western stations received minor platform extensions alongside other enhancements, while the remaining 16 stations were entirely reconstructed.

The project achieved significant milestones with the reopening of the first two stations, Kedzie and Rockwell, on August 16, 2006, followed by the reopening of all stations by July 30, 2009, culminating in the completion of the project on December 31, 2009.

CTA Brown Line:

The Brown Line, part of Chicago's iconic "L" system, stretches over 11.4 miles, encompassing 27 stations from the vibrant Albany Park neighborhood to downtown Chicago. As one of the city's primary rapid transit arteries, it operates predominantly above ground, boasting nearly complete grade separation. With an average of 28,315 passengers boarding each weekday in 2022, it ranks as the third-busiest 'L' route, facilitating seamless commuting for countless Chicagoans.

Before the adoption of color-coded lines in 1993, the Brown Line was affectionately known as the Ravenswood Route, encompassing stations from Belmont to Kimball, collectively referred to as the Ravenswood branch. The shuttle service between Kimball and Belmont was aptly named the Ravenswood Shuttle.

In a 2005 poll conducted by the Chicago Tribune, readers crowned the "L" as one of the "seven wonders of Chicago," a prestigious accolade underscoring its cultural significance and impact on the city's landscape. Earning its place alongside iconic landmarks like the lakefront and Wrigley Field, the "L" stands as a symbol of Chicago's rich heritage and unwavering spirit of innovation in public transit.

The Brown Line embarks on its journey from the northwest side of Chicago, commencing at the Kimball terminal in Albany Park. Traversing street-level tracks between Leland and Eastwood Avenues to Rockwell, the line then ascends via a ramp to the elevated structure for the remainder of the route.

A unique feature of the Brown Line's street-level section is its reliance on third rail power, rather than overhead catenary, a rarity among U.S. at-grade rail systems. 

Southward bound, the Brown Line aligns parallel to Metra's Union Pacific North railroad line and Ravenswood Avenue, veering east near the Addison station before snaking through Lakeview. From Belmont to Armitage, it shares tracks with the Red Line, with Purple Line Express trains joining during weekday rush hours.

Continuing its journey, the Brown Line meanders through Lincoln Park and the Near North Side, stopping at notable landmarks like the Merchandise Mart before crossing the Chicago River on the upper level of the Wells Street Bridge. Navigating the Loop counter-clockwise via Wells-Van Buren-Wabash-Lake, it services all Loop stations before retracing its path northward to Kimball terminal.

Divided into three sections, the Brown Line encompasses the Ravenswood Branch, the North Side Main Line, and the Loop segment, each offering a unique perspective of Chicago's diverse neighborhoods and bustling urban landscape. With its distinctive route and rich history, the Brown Line stands as an integral part of Chicago's vibrant transit network, connecting communities and facilitating the daily journeys of countless passengers.

CTA Brown Line Operating hours and frequency:

The Brown Line offers extensive service hours to accommodate the diverse schedules of its passengers. On weekdays and Saturdays, trains operate between Kimball and the Loop from 4 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., while on Sundays, service runs from 5 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. For the convenience of late-night travelers, the Brown Line Shuttle service operates solely between Kimball and Belmont from 1:30 a.m. to 2:25 a.m. At Belmont, southbound passengers can seamlessly transfer to the 24-hour Red Line.

During peak hours on weekdays, trains run with intervals ranging from three to eight minutes, ensuring efficient transportation for commuters. Midday service maintains a frequency of seven to eight minutes, while nighttime service operates at intervals of six to twelve minutes.

 

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Address Beds Baths Sq.Ft. Price(%Chng) $/Sq.Ft. On Site
508 W Clark St Thomasboro,  IL 61878 508 W Clark St
Thomasboro, IL 61878
3 1 1,152 $139,000 $120.66 1 day
4601 W Touhy Ave #506 Lincolnwood,  IL 60712 4601 W Touhy Ave #506
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
2 2 1,600 $329,000 $205.63 1 day
4343 N Clarendon Ave #718 Chicago,  IL 60613 4343 N Clarendon Ave #718
Chicago, IL 60613
-- 1 -- $125,000 -- 1 day
2156 N Racine Ave #3 Chicago,  IL 60614 2156 N Racine Ave #3
Chicago, IL 60614
3 2 2,500 $4,650 / month -- 1 day
5224 W Seminole St Chicago,  IL 60646 5224 W Seminole St
Chicago, IL 60646
4 4 4,000 $725,000 $181.25 1 day
13722 S Cottonwood Ln Plainfield,  IL 60544 13722 S Cottonwood Ln
Plainfield, IL 60544
2 2 1,483 $314,900 $212.34 1 day
1919 W Melrose St Chicago,  IL 60657 1919 W Melrose St
Chicago, IL 60657
4 4 -- $1,099,500 -- 1 day
9586 E Marquand Dr Rochelle,  IL 61068 9586 E Marquand Dr
Rochelle, IL 61068
4 4 3,102 $485,000 $156.35 1 day
512 N Mcclurg Ct #3104 Chicago,  IL 60611 512 N Mcclurg Ct #3104
Chicago, IL 60611
2 2 1,401 $595,000 $424.70 1 day
2448 W Cortez St #3RD Chicago,  IL 60622 2448 W Cortez St #3RD
Chicago, IL 60622
1 1 -- $2,000 / month -- 1 day
2448 W Cortez St #GARDEN Chicago,  IL 60622 2448 W Cortez St #GARDEN
Chicago, IL 60622
1 1 -- $2,000 / month -- 1 day
1847 N Humboldt Blvd #304 Chicago,  IL 60647 1847 N Humboldt Blvd #304
Chicago, IL 60647
2 2 1,021 $3,250 / month -- 1 day
3100 Autumn Lake Dr #3100 Aurora,  IL 60504 3100 Autumn Lake Dr #3100
Aurora, IL 60504
2 2 1,209 $250,000 $206.78 1 day
107 N Washington St Carpentersville,  IL 60110 107 N Washington St
Carpentersville, IL 60110
2 1 1,400 $1,800 / month -- 1 day
3716 Mandeville Ln Naperville,  IL 60564 3716 Mandeville Ln
Naperville, IL 60564
5 3 3,772 $785,000 $208.11 1 day
304 Dacy St Woodstock,  IL 60098 304 Dacy St
Woodstock, IL 60098
3 2 1,482 $309,000 0.3% $208.50 1 day
474 N Lake Shore Dr #2808 Chicago,  IL 60611 474 N Lake Shore Dr #2808
Chicago, IL 60611
2 2 1,300 $3,550 / month -- 1 day
20121 S Hampton Ct Frankfort,  IL 60423 20121 S Hampton Ct
Frankfort, IL 60423
3 1 1,056 $1,935 / month -- 1 day
9655 Woods Dr #1902 Skokie,  IL 60077 9655 Woods Dr #1902
Skokie, IL 60077
3 3 2,548 $870,000 $341.44 1 day
4250 N Marine Dr #1404 Chicago,  IL 60613 4250 N Marine Dr #1404
Chicago, IL 60613
1 1 910 $1,850 / month -- 1 day
717 Strom Dr #1D West Dundee,  IL 60118 717 Strom Dr #1D
West Dundee, IL 60118
2 1 900 $1,800 / month -- 1 day
705 Strom Dr #1D West Dundee,  IL 60118 705 Strom Dr #1D
West Dundee, IL 60118
1 1 700 $1,600 / month -- 1 day
631 Nash Rd Crystal Lake,  IL 60014 631 Nash Rd
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
2 1 2,350 $2,200 / month -- 1 day
3431 N Ashland Ave #304 Chicago,  IL 60657 3431 N Ashland Ave #304
Chicago, IL 60657
2 2 848 $3,225 / month -- 1 day
135 Lake St Glencoe,  IL 60022 135 Lake St
Glencoe, IL 60022
4 2 2,513 $899,000 $357.74 1 day
8307 S Thomas Ave Bridgeview,  IL 60455 8307 S Thomas Ave
Bridgeview, IL 60455
3 2 1,500 $399,900 $266.60 1 day
600 N Lake Shore Dr #1909 Chicago,  IL 60611 600 N Lake Shore Dr #1909
Chicago, IL 60611
2 2 1,291 $4,100 / month -- 1 day
3606 N Keeler Ave Chicago,  IL 60641 3606 N Keeler Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
5 5 4,325 $1,469,000 $339.65 1 day
948 W Madison St #5SE Chicago,  IL 60607 948 W Madison St #5SE
Chicago, IL 60607
2 2 -- $565,000 -- 1 day
950 School Ct Round Lake,  IL 60073 950 School Ct
Round Lake, IL 60073
4 3 2,149 $339,000 $157.75 1 day
2240 S Grace St #304 Lombard,  IL 60148 2240 S Grace St #304
Lombard, IL 60148
3 2 1,539 $330,000 $214.42 1 day
908 Park Ave River Forest,  IL 60305 908 Park Ave
River Forest, IL 60305
5 4 3,632 $1,150,000 $316.63 1 day
3312 Crain St Skokie,  IL 60076 3312 Crain St
Skokie, IL 60076
3 3 2,757 $500,000 $181.36 1 day
138 N 23rd Ave Melrose Park,  IL 60160 138 N 23rd Ave
Melrose Park, IL 60160
6 4 -- $490,000 -- 1 day
655 W Irving Park Rd #4902 Chicago,  IL 60613 655 W Irving Park Rd #4902
Chicago, IL 60613
2 2 1,150 $3,350 / month -- 1 day
3728 N Ashland Ave #1 Chicago,  IL 60613 3728 N Ashland Ave #1
Chicago, IL 60613
4 3 2,400 $899,500 $374.79 1 day
908 Tappan Rd Loda,  IL 60948 908 Tappan Rd
Loda, IL 60948
2 1 1,400 $259,900 $185.64 1 day
2524 N Grove St River Grove,  IL 60171 2524 N Grove St
River Grove, IL 60171
3 3 1,842 $349,900 $189.96 1 day
410 Savoy Dr Shorewood,  IL 60404 410 Savoy Dr
Shorewood, IL 60404
4 3 2,821 $475,000 $168.38 1 day
2424 Grant St Evanston,  IL 60201 2424 Grant St
Evanston, IL 60201
3 2 -- $650,000 -- 1 day
40 N Tower Rd #8C Oak Brook,  IL 60523 40 N Tower Rd #8C
Oak Brook, IL 60523
-- 1 585 $124,900 $213.50 1 day
130 S Bower Rd Beaverville,  IL 60912 130 S Bower Rd
Beaverville, IL 60912
3 1 1,008 $65,000 $64.48 1 day
157 S Douglas Ave Bradley,  IL 60915 157 S Douglas Ave
Bradley, IL 60915
2 1 1,148 $99,750 $86.89 1 day
474 N Lake Shore Dr #2808 Chicago,  IL 60611 474 N Lake Shore Dr #2808
Chicago, IL 60611
2 2 1,300 $449,500 $345.77 1 day
1130 E Hyde Park Blvd #3A Chicago,  IL 60615 1130 E Hyde Park Blvd #3A
Chicago, IL 60615
4 3 3,200 $699,000 $218.44 1 day
2778 S Cedar Glen Dr Arlington Heights,  IL 60005 2778 S Cedar Glen Dr
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
3 3 1,600 $2,800 / month -- 1 day
5809 N Kilbourn Ave #2 Chicago,  IL 60646 5809 N Kilbourn Ave #2
Chicago, IL 60646
2 1 -- $2,100 / month -- 1 day
1288 Wild Tulip Circle Bartlett,  IL 60103 1288 Wild Tulip Circle
Bartlett, IL 60103
2 2 1,863 $509,990 $273.75 1 day
15237 S 74th Ct #46 Orland Park,  IL 60462 15237 S 74th Ct #46
Orland Park, IL 60462
2 2 1,700 $279,800 $164.59 1 day
3119 N Major Ave Chicago,  IL 60634 3119 N Major Ave
Chicago, IL 60634
6 4 3,500 $599,900 $171.40 1 day

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