Irving Park (CTA Brown Line station)

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Irving Park
Irving Park CTA brown line station 20130216.jpg
Location 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
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Line(s)
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened May 18, 1907[1]
Rebuilt 2007–08
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 995,284[2]Increase 2.8%
Rank 73 out of 143[a]
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

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Due to possible double-counting of physically-connected stations, the CTA's official 2014 tally of stations was 145, but for ridership purposes reported having only 143 stations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New 'L' Line Operated". Chicago Daily Tribune. May 19, 1907. p. 11. 
  2. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2014" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. March 5, 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  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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