The CTA red line is a popular and busy rail line that travels from Chicago’s South Side to Museum Campus, the Loop and to the North Side near the lakefront. Learn more about red line schedules and nearby destinations below.

Schedule

The red line operates 24 hours a day. Frequency is every 2 to 15 minutes with trains most frequent during morning weekday rush hour and least frequent in the middle of the night and on Sundays.

Parking

Parking is available only at the Howard CTA Station on the north side.

Accessibility

The following red line stations ARE NOT handicap accessible: Jarvis, Morse, Thorndale, Bryn Mawr, Berwyn, Argyle, Lawrence, Wilson, Sheridan, North/Clybourne, Monroe and Harrison.

Popular Destinations

Magnificent Mile
Navy Pier
Gold Coast
John Hancock Center
Chicago Theatre
Chicago Riverwalk
Grant Park
Lincoln Park Zoo
Museum Campus
Solider Field
U.S. Cellular Field
Chicago Symphony Center
Millennium Park
Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field
Lakefront Trail

Red Line Neighborhoods

Chinatown
River North
Streeterville
Near North Side
Lincoln Park
Wrigleyville
Boystown
Lakeview
Uptown
Edgewater
Andersonville
Rogers Park

Things to Know

  • If you’re traveling to Midway International Airport, you can transfer to the orange line at the Roosevelt Station (handicap accessible).
  • If traveling to O’Hare, transfer to the blue line at the handicap-accessible Jackson (Red) Station.

More Information

Red Line Train Tracker
CTA Map