Damen (CTA Brown Line station)

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For other 'L' stations on the Chicago Transit Authority named Damen, see Damen.
Damen
Damen CTA brown line station 20130217.jpg
Station statistics
Address 4645 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60640
Coordinates 41°57′59″N 87°40′44″W / 41.966398°N 87.679004°W / 41.966398; -87.679004
Line(s)
Connections CTA Buses
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened May 18, 1907[1]
Rebuilt 2007–08
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Formerly Robey Street
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 794,439[2] Increase 3.6%
Services
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward Kimball
Brown Line
toward Belmont or The Loop
Route map
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Brown Line
west to Kimball
Damen Ave.
Brown Line
east to Loop

Damen is an 'L' station on the CTA's Brown Line. It is an elevated station with two side platforms, located at 4643–47 North Damen Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood. The adjacent stations are Western, which is located about one half mile (0.8 km) to the west, and Montrose, about one half mile (0.8 km) to the southeast. Located three blocks east is the Ravenswood Metra station on the commuter railroad's Union Pacific/North Line.

History[edit]

The station before reconstruction

Damen Station opened in 1907 as part of Northwestern Elevated Railroad's Ravenswood line.[3] The station was originally named Robey for the original name of the street on which it is located.[3] During CTA's AB-Skip-Stop Service on the Brown Line, from 1949 to 1995, Damen was an "A" station.

Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project[edit]

The Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project aims to allow eight car trains on the Brown Line by the extension of the platforms at all stations. At the same time all Brown Line stations are being upgraded to meet ADA requirements. On November 26, 2007, Damen Station closed for twelve months to be rebuilt as part of this project. It retained many of its historic features during reconstruction, however,[4] and reopened on December 19, 2008.[5]

Bus and rail connections[edit]

CTA buses

  • #50 Damen

Metra trains

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New 'L' Line Operated". Chicago Daily Tribune. May 19, 1907. p. 11. 
  2. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report: December 2013". Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  3. ^ a b Damen. Chicago-L.org (URL accessed October 17, 2006).
  4. ^ Damen. CTA: Countdown to a New Brown website (URL accessed October 17, 2006).
  5. ^ "Mayor Daley, CTA Officials Commemorate the Reopening of the Irving Park and Damen Stations" (Press release). Chicago Transit Authority. December 6, 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 

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