Granville (CTA station)

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Granville
Granvillectaredline.jpg
Station statistics
Address 1119 West Granville Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Coordinates 41°59′37″N 87°39′33″W / 41.993731°N 87.659148°W / 41.993731; -87.659148
Line(s)
Structure type Embankment
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 4
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened May 16, 1908
Rebuilt 1921, 1980, 2012
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Formerly North Edgewater Station
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 1,157,079 Decrease 10.6%
Services
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
Route map
Purple Line Express
north to Linden
Red Line
north to Howard
Granville Ave.
Purple Line Express
south to Loop
Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

Granville is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line, part of the Chicago 'L' metro system. It is located at 1119 West Granville Avenue in Chicago, Illinois (directional coordinates 6200 north, 1200 west). It is in the Edgewater neighborhood, close to the Rogers Park border. From Granville, trains take 36 minutes to reach the Chicago Loop.

History[edit]

Granville Station was opened as North Edgewater Station in 1908. The station was rebuilt in 1921, and the name was changed to Granville. The current station dates to 1980 when an escalator and elevator were added.

A police station, jointly administered by Loyola University Chicago, the Chicago Transit Authority, and the Chicago Police Department was opened outside the Granville station on March 13, 2006.[1]

2012 renovation[edit]

As part of an $86 million rehabilitation project on the Red Line, the Granville station closed on June 1, 2012 for renovation. The project lasted approximately one month. Other north side stations were renovated following Granville's completion.[2] The Granville station reopened at 10 p.m. on July 13, 2012.

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • #36 Broadway[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loyola University Chicago Unveils New Granville Police Office" (Press release). Loyola University. 2006-03-31. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  2. ^ "CTA to close seven North Side Red Line stops for repairs". Chicago Sun-Times. 2012-04-27. 
  3. ^ "Granville". Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Granville (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons

Granville CTA station sign