Jarvis (CTA station)

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Address 1523 West Jarvis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60626
Coordinates 42°00′57″N 87°40′09″W / 42.015876°N 87.669092°W / 42.015876; -87.669092
Structure type Embankment
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 4
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened May 16, 1908
Rebuilt 1921, 2012
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Formerly Birchwood
Passengers (2012) 469,321 Decrease 5.6%
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
Red Line
Route map
Purple Line Express
north to Linden
Red Line
north to Howard
Jarvis Ave.
Purple Line Express
south to Loop
Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

Jarvis is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, on the Red Line at 1523 W. Jarvis Avenue in Chicago, Illinois (directional coordinates 7400N, 1600W). The Rogers Park neighborhood, located in the far northeast corner of Chicago, has four 'L' stations (N to S): Howard, Jarvis, Morse, and Loyola.

The style of the station is typical for the intermediate red line stops between Howard and Belmont - a narrow platform in the middle of the tracks, with the Red Line stopping on the inner tracks, and the Purple Line running express on the outside tracks during weekday rush hours.

Closure for modernization project[edit]

Closure of Jarvis (along with Lawrence, and Thorndale on the Red Line and South Boulevard and Foster on the Purple Line) is proposed in of three of the CTA's six potential options for the renovation of the Purple Line and northern section of the Red Line.[1] Under these plans, the station would be replaced by a new auxiliary entrance to Howard at Rogers Avenue.[2]


  1. ^ Roberts, Bob (January 27, 2011). "CTA Riders Voice Their Opinions". CBS Chicago.com. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Environmental Impact Statement Scoping Information". North Red and Purple Modernization Project. Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 

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