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Madison/Wabash (signs in 2006 just said Madison) is a downtown loop station that has booth a free crossover and a free crossunder, making it a transfer point between lines in the loop. The two side platforms at the station have canopies over a good portion of their wooden platforms. The canopies are held up by nondescript wooden pillars. The inner loop (Purple, Orange, Pink, and southbound Green Lines) platform is longer than the outer loop (Brown and westbound Green Lines) platform. The covered pedestrian bridge between the platforms is located towards the southern end of the station. Narrow staircases lead up to both ends and there is no meshing making it a great place to get an overhead, unrestricted view of the loop with just a low fence for protection. To leave the platform in the middle, two staircases lead down to a dark face control area that has been built on what were originally just walkways beneath the platform, there no doors or a real station house to enter. Here there is one small bank of turnstiles on the northern side, a high turnstile is also between the staircases down from the inner loop platform only. Streetstairs lead out to all four corners of Madison and Wabash.

Station Closure:The station was perminately closed on March 16, 2015 to allow the Washington/Wabash station to be built partially in it's former footprint
Photo 1 on 12 October, 2003, Photos 2-19 taken on 15 July, 2006, 20-30 on 3 August, 2011, 31-39 on 4 August, 2011

1896-2017: Randolph/Wabash|2017-Present: Washington/Wabash|1896-2015: Madison Wabash
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Looking out of a stopping train at what was then just called Madison before the pink line and when platform pillars were still painted for the lines that stop
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#2444 and a green line train starts to leave
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#2444 keeps leaving
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#3018 leads a two car weekend Pink Line train into the station less than a month into its existance
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#3018 enters, passing its platform sign
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#3018 enters with just two cars
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An older platform sign
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A mini sign before Wabash was added to the station name
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#3407 a brown leaves Adams/Wabash to enter Madison/Wabash
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#3407
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#3407 enters the station
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#2485 and an East 63rd-bound Green Line train leave the staiton
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An older format purble line train sign and newer Pink Line board here signs
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This sign hasn't been updated for the new pink line
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A train to Midway approaches
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#3281 an an Orange Line train begin to enter
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Looking up at the elevated structure
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1896-2017: Randolph/Wabash|2017-Present: Washington/Wabash|1896-2015: Madison Wabash
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Last Updated: 7 September, 2012
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