Armitage (CTA station)

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Armitage Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 944 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Coordinates 41°55′06″N 87°39′10″W / 41.918234°N 87.652659°W / 41.918234; -87.652659
  Purple Line weekday rush hours only
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 4
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened June 9, 1900
Rebuilt 2006–08
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Formerly Center Street
Passengers (2012) 1,345,306 Increase 5.1%
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward Kimball
Brown Line
toward The Loop
toward Linden
Purple Line
Route map
Brown Line and Purple Line Exp.
north to Kimball and Linden
Red Line
north to Howard
Armitage Ave.
Brown Line and Purple Line Exp.
south to Loop
Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

Armitage is a Chicago Transit Authority 'L' elevated station with two side platforms in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, on the Brown Line; Purple Line express trains also stop at the station during weekday rush hours. Red Line trains pass through on the middle tracks, but do not stop.


Armitage on May 29, 2007, under renovation

Armitage opened on June 9, 1900[1] as a local station on the original Northwestern Elevated Railroad route from Lake and Wells in downtown to Wilson Station.[2] An interlocking tower was added on the western platform following the construction of the State Street subway. From the late 1940s, Armitage became a station on the Ravenswood route (now the Brown Line). Purple Line express trains began stopping at the station in 1998 as part of an effort to help alleviate congestion on the Brown Line.[3]

Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project[edit]

Armitage was renovated as part of the Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project.[4] Many historic elements, including the station house, were preserved and renovated; the platforms were extended to enable eight-car trains; and elevators added to meet ADA accessibility requirements. The renovated station re-opened on June 5, 2008.

Bus connections[edit]


  • #73 Armitage


  1. ^ "Boys Meddle with "L" Track". Chicago Daily Tribune. June 7, 1900. p. 12. 
  2. ^ Armitage Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed October 8, 2006).
  3. ^ About The Brown Line. CTA Countdown To A New Brown website (URL accessed October 8, 2006).
  4. ^ Armitage. CTA Countdown To A New Brown website (URL accessed October 8, 2006).

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