Ashland Branch

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Ashland (Englewood) Branch
Ashland63 CTA.jpg
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Chicago 'L'
Status Operational
Locale Chicago, Illinois, USA
Termini Halsted
Ashland/63rd
Stations 2
Services      Green Line
Operation
Opening November 3, 1905
Operator(s) Chicago Transit Authority (1947-present)
Chicago Rapid Transit Company (1924-1947)
South Side Elevated Railroad (1905-1924)
Character Elevated
Rolling stock 5000-series
Technical
Line length 3.0 mi (4.8 km)
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Electrification Third rail, 600 V DC
Route map

The Ashland Branch (Englewood Branch) is a 3.0 mi (4.8 km) long branch currently operated by the Green Line 'L' of the Chicago Transit Authority, serving the Englewood and West Englewood neighborhoods of the city of Chicago, Illinois.

History[edit]

The first station on the Englewood branch, State Street, opened November 3, 1905. After an incremental series of expansions, service was extended to the branch's first terminal at Loomis on July 13, 1907. On May 6, 1969, the Ashland/63rd terminal was opened, replacing the old terminal at Loomis. On January 9, 1994, the Green Line closed for renovation. When the line reopened on May 12, 1996, the Englewood branch was renamed the Ashland branch.[1]

Station listing[edit]

Ashland (Englewood) Branch [2][3]
Station Location Points of interest and notes
State State Street and 59th Street Opened November 3, 1905, closed September 2, 1973
Wentworth 5913 S. Wentworth Avenue Opened December 10, 1905, closed February 9, 1992
Princeton Princeton Avenue and 61st Street Opened January 11, 1906, closed August 1, 1949
Harvard Harvard Avenue and 63rd Street Opened November 3, 1906, closed February 9, 1992. North-eastern terminus of Normal Park Branch; May 25, 1907 to January 29, 1954
Parnell Parnell Avenue near 63rd Street Opened December 24, 1906, closed July 31, 1949
Halsted Handicapped/disabled access 6321 S. Halsted Street Kennedy-King College, Englewood
Racine (Originally Center) 6314-16 S. Racine Avenue Opened February 25, 1907, closed January 9, 1994
Loomis Loomis Street and 63rd Street Opened July 13, 1907, closed 1969, replaced by Ashland/63rd
Ashland/63rd Handicapped/disabled access Aiga parking inv.svg 6315 S. Ashland Avenue West Englewood

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green Line:Ashland (Englewood) branch Chicago "L".org. Accessed August 17, 2013
  2. ^ Chicago Elevated Chicago Elevated Railways 1913. Accessed August 16, 2013
  3. ^ CTA Route Map Chicago Transit Authority. 1970. Accessed August 17, 2013