CTA - Wilson

Train Station, Moving Target, and Metro Station · Uptown
4620 N Broadway St (at Wilson Ave), Chicago, IL 60640, United States
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  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
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A yard and shops were built adjacent to the station in 1901, these continued in use until the Howard Yard was expanded in 1993. The shop building was badly damaged in a fire on October 26, 1996, and the site was cleared soon after. An Aldi store, a Target store, and residences now... (See all)


Based on 55 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    Sam H.
    "... you walk through the turnstile, sometimes they'll try to rush in with you..."(2 Tips)
    Merrie B.
    "... to run express to Granville or Loyola."(2 Tips)
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33 Tips

  • Photo L.

    Best transit system

    Photo Larry · January 1
  • Damian

    The worst station on the entire CTA system.

    Damian · February 3, 2014
  • joey m.

    Ugh this station isn't nearly as nice as things back in Michigan/Wisconsin/the burbs. I hope I get that big promotion at work so I can go live somewhere nice! Loljk I love this stop :)

    joey mccusty · December 18, 2013
  • S D Pete G.

    Dunno what all the haters are talking about lived in hood almost six months no problems or report of problems even close to other stead of the city love this area and its transformation

    S D Pete Glass · August 3, 2013
  • S D Pete G.

    Great location respectful people wishin you a blessed day whether you're able to help them out or not Uptown rocks!

    S D Pete Glass · July 20, 2013
  • joey m.

    Once you pay your fare, head up the stairs. That's where you can board the trains.

    joey mccusty · December 29, 2012
  • Shannon J.

    Not too bad, just don't be an idiot and wear headphones at 12 at night because you will get robbed

    Shannon Johnson · December 17, 2012
  • Keith B.

    If you're walking to/from, avoid the North side of Wilson under the tracks. Some strange stuff goes down around this stop, keep your head up.

    Keith Baldwin · October 7, 2012
  • Kevin Michael

    Like every place in the city this place can be sketchy. I've yet to have any issues though

    Kevin Michael · August 10, 2012
  • Sam H.

    Not really as sketchy or dangerous as people make it out to be. I live in Uptown. Just be aware of lurkers as you walk through the turnstile, sometimes they'll try to rush in with you for a free ride.

    Sam Hulick · August 8, 2012
  • Larry H.

    I hear this station is getting an overhaul. I think that will be a nice positive change, but not without short term pain.

    Larry Hall · July 20, 2012
  • Larry H.

    I always hold my phone VERY closely... Luckily, I have never had a bad experience, but you never know... Especially in uptown.

    Larry Hall · July 17, 2012
  • Nykeem F.

    It's a hot mess over here... C

    Nykeem Ford · April 14, 2012
  • Darren R.

    Never had any issues. Mind ya biz and carry on. Situational awareness applies everywhere.

    Darren R · March 8, 2012
  • Darren R.

    Never had any issues. Mind ya biz and carry on.

    Darren R · March 8, 2012
  • Angeles R.

    Avoid the pigeons and the filth. Although the pigeons are cleaner than this worn out, POS station.

    Angeles Romero · February 21, 2012
  • Cody B.

    Sketchiest station in Uptown. Always go with someone else, especially at night! Gangs typically wait at the exits to harass people.

    Cody Bralts · January 11, 2012
  • Jake M.

    Run Far Away & never return!

    Jake Marquis · January 8, 2012
  • Luois

    The turnstiles on the south wilson street entrance are often out of order

    Luois · December 20, 2011
  • Ryan M.

    The midnight tacos make it friendlier!

    Ryan McDonald · November 29, 2011
  • Dan I.

    Closing this station to rehab or rebuild, I say yes!

    Dan I · November 11, 2011
  • Liesl A.

    Always runs express to Granville or Loyola... Always.

    Liesl Alaine · October 15, 2011
  • Christopher H.

    They really need to work on this station!!

    Christopher Hughes · August 19, 2011
  • Kim W.

    Cleanest cta stop in the city. Jk it's disgusting.

    Kim Wilson · August 15, 2011
  • Bill

    I'm sick of trains that drop us off at Wilson and run express to Rogers Park. #ctafail

    Bill · August 14, 2011
  • Kyle c.

    Sketchy station. Use caution at night.

    Kyle carlson · June 14, 2011
  • Merrie B.

    If your north bound train is delayed when it reaches Wilson, it's going to run express to Granville or Loyola.

    Merrie Bunt · April 29, 2011
  • JR87

    If your traveling to or from this stop after midnight use extra caution, this part of uptown is dangerous at night, ton of muggings!. I personally take the extra 10min walk and go to Sheridan instead!

    JR87 · April 16, 2011
  • Vino M.

    This station is always filled with a diverse array of people. I use it almost daily and have never had any trouble. CTA us in the process of doing a 3 million dollar upgrade to restore it's brilliance

    Vino Mazzei · November 8, 2010
  • Mike C.

    If you have the time, walk to the next stop. This stop is disgusting and you will get approached by unfriendly people.

    Mike Carothers · September 29, 2010
  • Shannon M.

    Scary, decrepit place. Leave as quickly as possible.

    Shannon Mitchell · September 28, 2010
  • Tria R.

    Funky and urine soaked

    Tria Robinson · June 28, 2010
  • Daniel F.

    Search for old photos of the Wilson CTA station. Was once the crown jewel of the northside.

    Daniel Fellars · March 16, 2010

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