Garfield (CTA Red Line station)

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Garfield
Garfield station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 220 West Garfield Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60609
Coordinates 41°47′44″N 87°37′52″W / 41.79542°N 87.631157°W / 41.79542; -87.631157
Line(s)
Connections CTA bus
Structure type Surface Level
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened September 28, 1969
Rebuilt 2005–06 (renovation), 2013 (refurbished, new elevator installed)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 1,261,257 Decrease 2.7%
Services
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
Route map
Red Line
north to Howard
Garfield Blvd.
Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

Garfield is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Red Line. It is located in the Englewood neighborhood. This is the stop of choice on the Red Line for people trying to get to the University of Chicago or the Museum of Science and Industry.

History[edit]

Structure[edit]

Like the eight other stations on the Dan Ryan Branch, Garfield Station was built by the cabinet of architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill under a simple design. It opened its doors on September 28, 1969, before being entirely renovated from 2005 to 2006. The renovation will have allowed the embellishment of the station (very obsolete and impersonal) thanks to the installation of a work of art in the main entrance of the station. The only difference with respect to its colleagues of Dan Ryan Branch, it is that for technical reasons a canopy identical to the others could not be added. Garfield station thus contains its original canopy, and the covered zones before restoration were it thanks to the stowing of panels, installed in a different way with the bridge over the Dan Ryan Expressway.[1]

2013 renovation[edit]

In 2013, the station was renovated with a new elevator installed (along with 87th and 63rd) 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
  • #55 Garfield (Owl Service)
  • #59 59th/61st

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.chicago-l.org/stations/garfield-ryan.html
  2. ^ "CTA Red Line Dan Ryan Track Renewal". Chicago Transit Authority. transitchicago.com. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 

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