Irving Park (CTA Brown Line station)

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Irving Park
Irving Park CTA brown line station 20130216.jpg
Station statistics
Address 1816 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Coordinates 41°57′16″N 87°40′30″W / 41.954387°N 87.674956°W / 41.954387; -87.674956
Line(s)
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
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 968,440[2] Increase 4.7%
Services
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward Kimball
Brown Line
toward Belmont or The Loop
Route map
Brown Line
north to Kimball
Irving Park Road
Brown Line
south to Loop

Irving Park is an 'L' station on the CTA's Brown Line. It is an elevated station with two side platforms, located in Chicago's North Center neighborhood. The stations adjacent to Irving Park are Montrose, one half mile (0.8 km) to the north, and Addison, one half mile (0.8 km) to the south.

History[edit]

Irving Park prior to reconstruction

Irving Park station opened in 1907 as part of the Northwestern Elevated Railroad's Ravenswood line.[1] In CTA's skip-stop service on the Brown Line, instituted in 1949, Irving Park was an "AB" station.[3]

In 2006, the CTA began the Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project, which involved the renovation and reconstruction of Brown Line stations to allow eight car trains to run on the line and to ensure that all stations met Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Irving Park station was closed between December 3, 2007, and December 6, 2008, and was completely reconstructed.[4]

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • #80 Irving Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ Irving Park. Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed 2013-02-16).
  4. ^ "Montrose". Countdown to a New Brown. Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 

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