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CTA - Merchandise Mart

Train Station and Platform
River North, Chicago
  • Brian C.
    "Second turnstile from the right is often faulty."(3 Tips)
18 Tips and reviews
  • turnstiles
  • candy
  • shoes
  • dresses
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  • K. K.
    K. K.December 23, 2014
    This station has heat lamps available from mid-October thru March that riders can use to keep warm while waiting for their train. If they're not on, look for the button to turn them on.
  • Zak H.
    Zak HillMarch 3, 2014
    Avoid this if you can; it's really easy to get lost
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KemperAugust 14, 2013
    During evening rush, if you have a bit of extra time and want to get a seat, I board the inbound Brown or Purple Line on the west side of the platform and ride it around the Loop.
    Upvoted Jul 14
  • MafiaHairdresser J.
    Might I suggest a good eBook to read on your journey?
  • LaLaLauren
    LaLaLaurenMarch 5, 2013
    Move. All. The way. In.
  • Darek L.
    Darek LaneSeptember 17, 2012
    Don't try to get on a Northbound train after 4:30pm at Merch Mart. Try going to Clark&Lake & boarding the brown line instead. You have a better chance of getting on a train that way.
  • Kenneth T.
    Kenneth TiongJune 26, 2012
    - as featured on the 1993 movie "The Fugitive"
  • Andres V.
    During rush hour, northbound trains are packed. If u need a seat and/or not in a hurry, take the southbound train which circles the Loop...
  • An P.
    An PhanApril 21, 2012
    Back stairwell down on Kinzie often faster than running down the stairs going through the Mart
  • Brian H.
    Brian HadawayApril 3, 2012
    Some of the CTA's rudest and least helpful employees work the turnstiles here. If your fare card doesn't work here walk to Chicago/Franklin or Clark/Lake instead of asking an employee for help.
  • Izzy B.
    Izzy BonciminoMarch 31, 2012
    Go into Merchandise Mart itself to top up your CTA card. Dumb, but that's the CTA for you.
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin OldenstedtJanuary 10, 2012
    CTA Tip 171: if you need to yawn but you haven't brushed your teeth yet this week... Don't yawn near me!
  • Smokey B.
    Smokey BoyleDecember 12, 2011
    Lots of shady people later at night. Be careful.
  • Francois F.
    Francois FNovember 2, 2011
    Great eye candy if you like a well tailored suit and dress shoes!
  • Brian C.
    Brian CFebruary 25, 2011
    Second turnstile from the right is often faulty.
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GalanteJanuary 6, 2011
    Just witnessed a shady character trying to get through the turn-style for free. Be careful with all the thefts occurring on the brown line!
  • Réjane P.
    Réjane PierreJanuary 5, 2011
    at times, the street entrance turnstiles don't require a CTA pass...look for the lit up green light and the digital "enter, thank you."
  • Ava G.
    Ava George StewartNovember 5, 2010
    Westside of Wells, Watchout pavement is uneven
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