Des Plaines is a rapid transit station located at Touhy Avenue and River Road in Des Plaines, IL. It is the only station on and is the terminal of the Des Plaines Branch of the CTA's Blue Line. Des Plaines is served by trains every 5 to 7 minutes during rush hours and every 10 to 15 minutes during other times.
Station and branch structure
After Rosemont, Des Plaines-bound trains run in the median of the Tri-State Tollway until it reaches the terminal. Des Plaines station has one island platform on which trains board and unload passengers, with a switchtrack west of the station to switch trains. There are extra tracks behind the switchtracks to store trains about to leave the station.