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Old 12-02-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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I apologize for having to ask a question that you would think I could figure out on the CTA's website or Google Maps but I have studied both and they seem to be in conflict. I am hoping someone knows for sure. If someone is flying into Midway and staying in the loop -- can they take the Orange line to the library stop and then transfer to the Blue line? On the CTA map, it looks like there is a transfer from the orange line to the blue line at the library stop but Google's directions say to get off at the library stop and walk the rest of the way. If someone has a lot of bags they don't want to have to walk further than they need to. Thanks!
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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You have to walk down the stairs, and then 1/2 a block north on Dearborn and find the Blue line subway entrance. The Orange line is above ground and the blue line is below ground. You will have to reswipe your CTA ticket, but it will charge you at the transfer rate.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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Thank you so much!
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago - West Lakeview
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Do you absolutely have to get off at the Library stop? If you go to the Orange Line station at Clark & Lake, and exit that leads to the Thompson center there is a free transfer there to the Blue Line station at Clark & Lake. It's a bit winding down a bunch of escalators, but it can be done
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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^^There are elevators at both stations. The library stop would be a couple minutes faster though.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You have to walk down the stairs, and then 1/2 a block north on Dearborn and find the Blue line subway entrance. The Orange line is above ground and the blue line is below ground. You will have to reswipe your CTA ticket, but it will charge you at the transfer rate.
I thought that was a free transfer.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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I thought that was a free transfer.
it is.
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Old 12-02-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You have to walk down the stairs, and then 1/2 a block north on Dearborn and find the Blue line subway entrance. The Orange line is above ground and the blue line is below ground. You will have to reswipe your CTA ticket, but it will charge you at the transfer rate.
Actually the transfer at the Jackson/Dearborn Blue Line station is free.

ETA: as others have already mentioned...
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Or if you really want to be OCD about it you could always transfer at Roosevelt from the upstairs Orange Line to the underground Red Line and then at Jackson you're already underground as you go from red to blue.

Probably totally unnecessary and inefficient as you have an extra transfer and probably more travel time, but if you're not caring how many transfers you make and you're more concerned about not accidentally stepping out of the station/CTA system and having to repay it might be a route worth considering.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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...If someone is flying into Midway and staying in the loop -- can they take the Orange line to the library stop and then transfer to the Blue line?...If someone has a lot of bags they don't want to have to walk further than they need to. Thanks!
Transfer at Clark and Lake. That way would involve the least amount of walking.
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