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CTA - Clark/Lake

Metro Station
The Loop, Chicago
  • Sam F.
    "touch-free pump of hand sanitizer near the escalators."(2 Tips)
    Charles E.
    "Was called lake transfer many years ago."(2 Tips)
    Jonathan F.
    "It connects the Blue Line (a subway) to several elevated lines."(7 Tips)
    "Juice Bar..."(2 Tips)
64 Tips and reviews
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  • Ethan A.
    Ethan AdamsDecember 27, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    If the lines to O'Hare are obscene, hop on a Forest Park train and go 1-2 stops to get on a train before the madness. Works every time.
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraOctober 19, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the busier stations of the CTA. It connects the Blue Line (a subway) to several elevated lines.
  • Ray H.
    Ray HostetlerOctober 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid the elevator if you can help it. Otherwise hold your breath upon entering. It stinks of urine!
  • B P.
    B PJanuary 17, 2015
    Trains to the airport from here.
  • Tommy S.
    Tommy SmallsDecember 4, 2014
    Real shady with the Green Line times. Wonder why that is..?
  • Vrinda P.
    Vrinda PatelFebruary 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    On Saturdays trains don't start running till about 5:00. With the exception of the blue line.
  • Garland A.
    Garland ArmstrongDecember 12, 2013
    Cta rainbow trains they come in all ur favorite colors
  • Sam F.
    Sam FNovember 11, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If you exit through the Thompson Center, there's a touch-free pump of hand sanitizer near the escalators. Use it!
  • William S.
    William SantoyoAugust 26, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Watch out for the pickpockets they like hanging in here because all the travelers come here. They like to do their crime in the back traveling in 2, 3, or 4. Police are never there or Cta supervisor
  • Jim P.
    Jim PearsonApril 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Elevators are very slow and full of urine. If they were faster, it would give people less time to pee and both problems would be.solved.
  • miguel c.
    miguel cortezMarch 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't step over the homeless.
  • Allison B.
    Allison BarnhartFebruary 28, 2013
    Trains around 9pm are almost non-existent on weekdays
  • Peter D.
    Peter DykstraFebruary 13, 2013
    Climb up into the parking garage down the street for a great top-down view of the railway intersection at Lake & Wells. (sorry for the broken link, can't remove)  Read more
  • Clay & Chloe
    Clay & ChloeOctober 8, 2012
    Stand up for ladies :)
  • Clay & Chloe
    Clay & ChloeOctober 4, 2012
    Get a car ;)
  • Meghan H.
    Meghan HoganOctober 3, 2012
    The elevator seconds as a bathroom judging by the smell.
  • Meg M.
    Meg McCartSeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Blue line is all the way downstairs. Red line is 2 blocks east on State (follow the traffic on Lake Street). Every other line in town is up on the elevated tracks.
  • Richard S.
    Richard S.September 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This is Lake Transfer. Change here for Ravenswood, Lake/Dan Ryan and Evanston Express trains. Circa 1990.
  • Travis R.
    Travis RussellSeptember 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    CTA Passengers: MOVE TOWARD THE CENTER OF ALL TRAINS AND BUSES! Standing in the doorways so more passengers cannot get on is crazy rude. Just be courteous. :)
  • StreetWise_CHI
    StreetWise_CHIAugust 22, 2012
    StreetWise vendors are within blocks of this station! Help us end homelessness :)
  • Aishwarya S.
    Aishwarya SharmaJuly 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    We're glad you are here! :)
  • Dawon H.
    Dawon HawkinsJune 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    For a breeze while you wait, stand near the wells entrance
  • Brian B.
    Brian BolanJune 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Dont touch anything.
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexJune 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    You are being watched.
  • Rashonda A.
    Rashonda ArmfieldMay 24, 2012
    Ready to's been an awfully loooong day!
  • Dawon H.
    Dawon HawkinsMay 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Trains are relatively empty after 8am
  • Ben D.
    Ben DahlApril 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The accommodations are sparse at best. The couches aren't very comfortable and they smell like pee.
  • Smokey B.
    Smokey BoyleMarch 28, 2012
    Watch out for people stealing phones and picking your pockets. These bums are gangsta and don't play!
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HaywardFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Count on one of the escalators being broken at most times. Also, STAND ON THE RIGHT, PASS ON THE LEFT. The escalator isn't a ride!!
  • merrick b.
    merrick brownFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    get on a train. see where it takes you.
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JohnsonJanuary 22, 2012
    Cool touch screen game downstairs
  • Jaymie S.
    Jaymie ScottJanuary 21, 2012
    A Pigeon Pecked At My Boot, These Pigeons Here Are Gangsters!
  • _ M.
    _ MolloyJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The monitors by the Blue Line trains display arrival times. Be sure to keep an eye on those.
  • Walgreens
    WalgreensJanuary 9, 2012
    Your chocolate malted milkshake is waiting at the Juice Bar... or maybe a made-to-order smoothie. Check out the all new Walgreens at State and Randolph!
  • Gregg L.
    Gregg LandessJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Why does someone always piss in the elevators????!?
  • Ray H.
    Ray HostetlerDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the Blue Line elevator at your own risk. It always stinks of urine!
  • Jon M.
    Jon MarshallDecember 18, 2011
    Get engaged here
  • James P.
    James PoppDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I choo choo choose to get my drunk ass home safely
  • Angie O.
    Angie OsmanskiDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The brown & green lines are shorter in the afternoon until about 3pm.
  • Corey H.
    Corey HubbardDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out the GNC for workout juice and powders.
  • VonTae K.
    VonTae KingNovember 26, 2011
    Lot of birds
  • Tim D.
    Tim DeuchlerOctober 10, 2011
    Those aren't cats, they're rats!
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BrunerOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Always some sexy chicks around during the week
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff DeLongAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Clearly the renovation of this station is a union job. They have been working on it for at least 5 years. It's not the pyramids boys.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica StriebichAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    22 and 24 stop here. It's the beginning of the route for the 24 so it's nice to get on while the bus waits to leave.
  • Cole G.
    Cole GarrettAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    No one rail can kill you, you need to be grounded to to shunt the source, so just don't touch two rails at once :)
  • Chicago Kickball
    Chicago KickballAugust 3, 2011
    Another close safe transport after a night of Kickball and parties @Ravenswoodpub
  • Cory B.
    Cory BurnsJuly 28, 2011
    Support local musicians!
  • Leif J.
    Leif JohnsonJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're going west on the Green Line after about 10:00, I've generally found that it's a good idea to board the front car (with the conductor). Better safe than sorry...
    DANIELJuly 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    There's something in the air at this renders people useless - left stammering about, weaving left and right at a snail's pace. STOP CHECKING UR PHONES/DIGGING IN UR BAGS & WALK! ;)
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