Howard station is the northern terminus of the Red Line and the southeastern terminus of the Yellow Line; it also serves the Purple Line, for which it is the southern terminus outside of weekday rush hours.
The trains here are almost never on schedule... In fact, that's why I'm taking the time to write this so-called "tip", my purple line train is late!
Transfer point to Purple line.
Not sure why, but transferring trains are notorious for leaving as another line pulls in.
Take the purple towards the loop in the morning... It runs express all the way to Belmont!
Even the birds get impatient waiting for the purple line.
The magical, fleeting moment when a red, purple, and yellow train are all at the station simultaneously.
Don't expect trains to be on time, it is the CTA after all.
Where's the fucking purple line?!? Never on time!
I wish I understood why every single square inch of this station smells of wee.
Have fun waiting for the yellow.line...
Purple line is never on time
I wanna ride on the new train!!
The stairwell leading from the main entrance to the southbound platform always seems to smell like pee.
History lesson: This station was rebuilt in 1921 when the line through the station was elevated onto an embankment. An escalator was added in 1964.
Stay off the blue. The staff will hassle you if you don't.
Someone poopped their pants on this train
If you take the purple line down to here. The waiting red line will almost, always immediately shut its doors and leave as you step off the train. Wtf?
Have to pee on your way to Evanston after a night of drinking? TOO BAD
So a man is smoking on the train and is telling everyone about the riot he caused when in prison...why did I leave my tazer at home?
I wish the digital thank you sign displayed the time the train would be here, or how late it will be.
Watch out for elderly people running to catch the Skokie swift.
It smells like pee because the passengers piss on the stairs all day and night. So don't complain to us. All we can do is clean it afterwards
Don't get mugged
yay for quick red lines :) purple line does not run express midday
Pete's grill only open till 2pm. Breakfast is amazing
Great place to catch various buses to old orchard and evanston.
Exit the far north stairs if you are walking west...saves time.
The purple is all way late...
I love how everyone clusters at the foot of the stairs like a damned fool. By love I mean HAAATTTTTEEE.
2 car on sothbound platform? Do not board. Why? Yellow Line ends here.
Purple line is chronically slow. Be sure to leave lots of time for waiting.
If you are coming from Skokie, on the yellow line, the red line will leave as you arrive at the station.
If you're at the stairs when your train pulls up, just let it go. Another train will come by soon enough, and it's less stress :)
The station is very entertaining at 11pm. Like an episode of Cops, but without the actual cops
The Purple Line is the warmest in the winter. Also there's the night owl bus up to Evanston if u miss the last purple train. Catch the N201 out the station in the bus terminal. It runs every 30mins.
Yes, you are going to be late.
The staff here does nothing to help patrons experience with syncing trains letting departing train CLOSE doors as arriving train opens doors & here we sit at least another 15 20 WAITIN f'n ridiculous!
Alex is the best train operator ever! He always gets me to work on time at 5am on Saturday mornings -and always with a smile ! (which is usually more than I can muster at that time of day) :D
Never a purple or red at Howard when you get there
It's much better to sleep on the blue line
Trains are never on time here!
Walk to the north end of the north going platform for the Yellow line to Skokie.
Pure hell catching the purple line transfer, especially when you need to piss, late at night or after a Cubs game.
Purple line is never on time and Red like runs every 30 seconds.
Late red line train.
There's only one heating lamp and it's at the south end on the Paulina side. Stay warm!
The ventra cards now work
The but hole off the cta
Don't park in the garage next door, it steals your cash when you try to get out.
Fuck this station. They make transfers so inconvenient