Damen (CTA Blue Line station)

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For other 'L' stations on the Chicago Transit Authority named Damen, see Damen.
Damen
20100806 12 CTA Blue Line L @ Damen.jpg
Station statistics
Address 1558 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
Coordinates 41°54′35″N 87°40′39″W / 41.909744°N 87.677437°W / 41.909744; -87.677437Coordinates: 41°54′35″N 87°40′39″W / 41.909744°N 87.677437°W / 41.909744; -87.677437
Line(s)
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities Yes; Bicycle shed for 50 (2009)
Other information
Opened May 6, 1895[1]
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Formerly Robey Street
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 2,088,166 Increase 10.9% (CTA)
Services
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward O'Hare
Blue Line
toward Forest Park

Damen is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Blue Line, on North Damen Avenue at West North Avenue. It serves the popular and growing Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods. It is the subject of Bert Monroy's famous image Damen. From Damen, trains run at intervals of 2–7 minutes during rush-hour periods, and take 8 minutes to reach the Clark/Lake station in the Loop.[citation needed]

Prior to 1952, the Humboldt Park Branch diverged from the line northwest of this station.[2]


Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Blue Line toward O'Hare (Western)
Southbound Blue Line toward Forest Park (Division)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Entrance/Exit

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • #50 Damen
  • #56 Milwaukee
  • #72 North Ave.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New "L" Road Opens". Chicago Daily Tribune. May 7, 1895. p. 12. 
  2. ^ Humboldt Park Branch (Chicago "L" org)

External links[edit]