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Illinois Medical District is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Blue Line's Forest Park branch. Prior to June 25, 2006, the station was known as Medical Center. As the name implies, it primarily serves the Illinois Medical District and Tri-Taylor neighborhood, but is also close to the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks sports teams.

Illinois Medical
District
 
1830W
430S
Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
Illinois MD CTA.jpg
Location430 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Coordinates41°52′33″N 87°40′26″W / 41.875706°N 87.673932°W / 41.875706; -87.673932
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)Forest Park Branch
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeExpressway median
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJune 22, 1958
Rebuilt1998 (Damen entrance renovated), 2016–18 (station renovation)
Previous namesMedical Center (1958–2006)
Traffic
Passengers (2017)721,092[1]Decrease 23.3% (CTA)
Rank90 out of 143
Services
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward O'Hare Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
Blue Line
toward Forest Park

Station RenovationEdit

The $23 million project began in September 2016 and was completed on August 20, 2018.[2][3]

Station layoutEdit

G Ground level Entrance/Exit, station building
P
Platform level
Southbound Blue Line toward Forest Park (Western)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Blue Line toward O'Hare (Racine)

Bus connectionsEdit

CTA

  • 7 Harrison (Weekdays only)
  • 50 Damen
  • 126 Jackson

Pace

  • 755 Plainfield/IMD Express (Weekday Rush Hours only)

Notes and referencesEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – Calendar Year 2017" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/work-on-23m-chicago-transit-station-upgrade-nears-completion/42940
  3. ^ https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/08/21/medical-district-l-station-opens-after-23-million-overhaul-featuring-hand-carved-murals/

External linksEdit

  Media related to Illinois Medical District (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons

 
View of the eastbound Eisenhower Expressway from the station.