Jackson Street

Overview

The Jackson Street Line links Union Station with the Willis Tower, Loop, Metra Electric, and Grant Park.

 

Right-of-way

It runs in a dedicated lane along the entire length and with signal priority at intersections to keep it moving even at rush hour.

 

Route

The Jackson Street Line runs back and forth on Jackson between Union Station and Grant Park. 

Ridership

Every morning something like 85,000 people walk over the bridges between the West Loop train stations and the Loop because it’s faster than taking a bus. The Madison and Jackson Lines offer fast-and-frequent last-mile rail service from directly above the platform.

 

Bus

This line replaces the local bus service in the corridor.

 

Length: 0.8 miles
Stops: 5 (5.1 per mile)
Average speed: 6-8 mph