63rd (CTA station)

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63rd
63rd cta red line.jpg
Location 220 West 63rd Street
Chicago, Illinois 60621
Coordinates 41°46′50″N 87°37′51″W / 41.780536°N 87.630952°W / 41.780536; -87.630952
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Line(s)
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Connections CTA bus
Construction
Structure type Surface Level
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened September 28, 1969
Rebuilt 2005–06 (renovation), 2013 (refurbished, new elevator installed)
Previous names 63rd/Wentworth (Station Sign)
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 1,127,593[1]Increase 95.6%
Rank 67 out of 143[a]
Services
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
Route map
Red Line
north to Howard
63rd St.
Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

63rd is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Red Line. The station is located in the median of the Dan Ryan Expressway and serves the Englewood neighborhood. It is near the Englewood Union Station, formerly serving the Pennsylvania Railroad, New York Central, and Rock Island Lines. The former Pennsylvania Railroad tracks (now NS owned) pass over the station.

History[edit]

Structure[edit]

Like the eight other stations of the Dan Ryan Branch, 63rd was built by the cabinet of architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill under a simple design. The station opened on September 28, 1969, before being entirely renovated from 2005 to 2006.

2013 renovation[edit]

In 2013, the station was renovated with a new elevator installed (along with Garfield and 87th) as part of the Red Line South Reconstruction project and made all the stations on the Dan Ryan branch accessible.[2]

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • #24 Wentworth
  • #63 63rd (Owl Service)

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Due to possible double-counting of physically-connected stations, the CTA's official 2014 tally of stations was 145, but for ridership purposes reported having only 143 stations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2014" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. March 5, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ "CTA Red Line Dan Ryan Track Renewal". Chicago Transit Authority. transitchicago.com. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to 63rd (CTA Red Line) at Wikimedia Commons