|Line(s) Pink Line|
Structure type Elevated
Opened 28 April 1896
|Platforms 2 Side platforms|
Bicycle facilities Yes
Owner Chicago Transit Authority
|Location 1710 West 18th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60608|
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Address Chicago, IL 60608, United States
Similar Polk (CTA Pink), Pulaski (CTA Pink), Damen (CTA Pink), Kostner, Kedzie (CTA Pink)
18th is an 'L' station on the CTA's Pink Line. It is located at 1710 West 18th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The station is decorated with colorful murals painted by local artists from Pilsen.
18th station opened on April 28, 1896, as part of the Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad's Douglas Park branch. From May 1991 until March 1993, the original station was demolished and rebuilt. On June 25, 2006, the 18th station, along with all other stations on the 54th/Cermak branch of the Blue Line, became part of the Pink Line. Rather than continuing east on the Blue Line through the Dearborn subway to O'Hare north of the Polk station, trains run north over a section of track on Paulina Avenue, connecting with the Green Line west of the Ashland station and then circling clockwise around the Loop before returning to 54th/Cermak via the same route.