Laramie (CTA Blue Line station)

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Laramie
Former Laramie CTA Pink Line Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 2130 South Laramie Avenue
Cicero, Illinois 60804
Coordinates 41°51′06″N 87°45′14″W / 41.8518°N 87.7538°W / 41.8518; -87.7538Coordinates: 41°51′06″N 87°45′14″W / 41.8518°N 87.7538°W / 41.8518; -87.7538
Line(s)
Structure type Street Level
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 16, 1910
February 25, 2002 (Reopened as temporary terminal)
Closed February 9, 1992 (Removed from service)
August 16, 2003 (Abandoned)
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Formerly 52nd Avenue

Laramie is a former station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system on the Douglas Branch while it was a branch of the Blue Line. It was closed on February 9, 1992 because of service cuts that resulted from budget problems.[1][2] It was temporarily put back into service on February 25, 2002 for the Douglas Rehabilitation Project while the terminal at 54th/Cermak was being rebuilt. It was again closed after the new station at 54th/Cermak opened on August 16, 2003. However, the station was never torn down because it was considered historic.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gillis, Michael (February 2, 1992). "Big bus, L cuts by CTA start next weekend". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 55. 
  2. ^ "CTA's Cuts Take Effect". Chicago Tribune. February 9, 1992. p. 2. 
  3. ^ Laramie. Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed 12 May 2009).

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