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CTA - Belmont (Red/Brown/Purple)

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Lakeview, Chicago
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  • Trim K.
    "The next stop, Fullerton, is always busier than this one."(5 Tips)
    Alison R.
    "Eat at Clarke's diner under the train ... awesome sweet..."(3 Tips)
    Waddie G.
    "The escalators work here...unlike the Addison stop"(3 Tips)
    Galen H.
    "Transfer point for the Red, Purple, & Brown line trains."(2 Tips)
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  • Kellen T.
    Kellen TerrettSeptember 27, 2014
    The bird poop is fantastic. Come on a Friday night at 1 am for the best entertainment in all of lakeview. Fantastic when Cubs games are happening!
  • Dana J.
    Dana JensenDecember 16, 2014
    Last chance to bail on the northbound red line before Wrigleyville. Puts you close walking distance from pretty much anything you could need besides a convenient grocery store.
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JusticeJanuary 3, 2012
    I want everyone to imagine before you post your trivial complaints that you are complaining to a small, starving Ethiopia child. First world problems much?
  • Galen H.
    Galen HamesAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Transfer point for the Red, Purple, & Brown line trains. During weekday rush periods, catch the northbound Purple Line running express to Howard! A time saver.:-)
  • Paul T.
    Paul TuminaroMarch 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    #77 or Brown Line to Southport or Paulina? Look 4 trains & Westbound bus from East platform! Check traffic & figure which will be fastest. Plenty of time if you see the bus to run down and catch it!
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KemperAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Both platforms have exits down to George street at the far south end, if you either don't want or need to walk along Belmont. Ignore the pointless "Emergency Exit Only" signs on the doors, just push.
  • Francois F.
    Francois FApril 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    This is where your night begins, continues or ends. Party central especially on holidays and weekends!
  • Alison R.
    Alison RomerMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If taking the Belmont 77 bus west toward Ashland .... walk to the stairs on the north side of platform; save yourself a game of frogger
  • Albert E.
    Albert EllenichJune 28, 2011
    Switch here to the brown line rather than waiting until Fullerton if going to the loop in the morning rush. The train will be MUCH more crowded at Fullerton.
  • JR87
    JR87May 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    There are escalators on the left & right hand side of the terminal upon entering. The left hand side is going to Howard, the right one to 95th/Dan Ryan.
  • William G.
    William GlesenerDecember 18, 2014
    Lot of stuff here. Shopping is catered to the sexually open-minded and gamers.
  • Crystal N.
    Crystal N.February 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have to transfer to the Brownline, do it here instead of Fullerton. Less crowded.
  • Trim K.
    Trim K.February 13, 2013
    It's best to get off here if you're going to be switching trains. The next stop, Fullerton, is always busier than this one.
  • Antonio D.
    Antonio DJuly 25, 2010
    If going south on redline and you missed purple or brown train get off and look south if u see either train you'll catch it @ fullerton by staying on redline train TRUST ME
  • Kirstie A.
    Kirstie AllenJanuary 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The view of 1000 liqour just makes me want to drink.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    After Cubs games it is a lot easier to get on at Belmont than at Addison and if you're headed downtown skip the Red Line all together and go Brown!
  • Monica O.
    Monica OliverApril 23, 2013
    Make sure to take a look at the beautiful murals downstairs!
  • Ron J.
    Ron JustusJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If u ever need to get a fifth of vodka, grilled cheese, movie poster, and yeast infection in your eye...this is the place.
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa TennysonApril 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Common sense: You never really know when YOUR train will be late... Triple check your times, but still leave yourself a 15 minute window
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're tired, there's an escalator! It's a bit hidden, opposite the mural.
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RangelJanuary 27, 2015
    Rub the one eyed monster for luck! (It's the only tiled face with one eye found where the northbound and southbound stairways intersect)
  • Zach S.
    Zach SchneiderOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If the train is full if you wait for the next train (4 minutes) it won't be as crowded
  • Alison R.
    Alison RomerMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat at Clarke's diner under the train ... awesome sweet potato fries!
  • Steve C.
    Steve CasalinuovoAugust 30, 2013
    When trying to buy marijuana, please keep your phone conversations down as to not implicate everyone else in your crime.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PMay 21, 2014
    The Belmont Red Line Station. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.
  • Jasmine R.
    Jasmine RJanuary 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Avoid playing Frogger on Belmont Avenue if you're catching the #77 bus. If you're going east, get off at the southernmost exit. If you're going west, get off at the northernmost exit.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BuckstiegelJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    You see. This button summons your train.
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KykerNovember 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Its a perfect late night stop. Grilled cheese and big shitty
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteNovember 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Busy, but they do a good job of keeping things moving
  • Lloyd J.
    Lloyd JonesNovember 10, 2013
    Catch a train for the full experience of this station.
  • Roe J.
    Roe JohnsonDecember 13, 2014
    Really cool part of town here. The station has heaters.
  • Waddie G.
    Waddie GrantMay 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I wish all outdoor train stations looked this nice.
  • Joe O.
    Joe OgrinMarch 23, 2012
    Don't stand directly in front of the train doors before entering train & same if you are on the train and not getting off.
  • Clint B.
    Clint BrockaNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best stop to get missed connectioned at (or your foot licked)
  • Phil T.
    Phil TocaMay 8, 2012
    The stairs after a burrito bowl at chipotle feel like death.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithOctober 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Look for the albino pigeon.
  • Antoine S.
    Antoine SimpsonOctober 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Leave early if you want a seat on the Red Line.
  • Max M.
    Max Moeller3 weeks ago
    Great food off this stop. Try Cheesies.
  • Krishna B.
    Krishna BenvahMay 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Clark's, you will not regret this decision! I promise... Peace be with you.
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerJuly 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you're on the right side of the tracks.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CarpitaMarch 17, 2015
    Blaze Pizza is footsteps away from this station.
  • Réjane P.
    Réjane PierreJanuary 29, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    9:22 pm on a Friday, two southbound reds, two northbound reds, NO EFFING BROWN LINE TRAINS. fyi
  • Michael H.
    Michael HulburtJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Use south entrance for handicapped access and elevator.
  • David E.
    David EldridgeJanuary 7, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    North stairway is open and cross-connects so you can make the SB red to NB purple transfer easily from both ends.
  • Max B.
    Max BAugust 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't drink here. You'll probably get a ticket. I did.
  • Tony
    TonyAugust 3, 2013
    My favorite stop!
  • Shelly B.
    Shelly BurkeMay 7, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Two men arguing, now made up and our friends.
  • GirlX
    GirlXNovember 30, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the cafe across the street
  • Porsche M.
    Porsche MooreNovember 18, 2010
    This is the best train, besides the brown line! :)
  • L Patrick L.
    L Patrick Le'FloreJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    I pray i can get a seat!
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