Linden (CTA station)

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Linden
20050513 17 CTA L @ Linden Ave..jpg
Location 349 Linden Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
Coordinates 42°04′26″N 87°41′26″W / 42.07379°N 87.69056°W / 42.07379; -87.69056
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Line(s)
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking Aiga parking inv.svg 328 Spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened April 2, 1912[1]
Rebuilt 1991–93
Previous names Linden-Wilmette (Station Sign)
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 291,913[2]Increase 1%
Rank 136 out of 143[a]
Services
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
Terminus Purple Line
toward Howard or The Loop
Linden Avenue Terminal
Linden Gerber 060801.jpg
The original Linden Station
Built 1912
Architect Arthur Gerber
Architectural style Prairie School
NRHP Reference # 84001002

Linden is an 'L' station and the northern terminus of CTA's Purple Line. It is the only 'L' stop in Wilmette, Illinois, and is located at 349 Linden Avenue (directional coordinates 500 north, 400 west).

History[edit]

Linden destination sign

The original station opened in 1912, with a station house designed by Arthur Gerber added in 1913.[3] In 1984, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[4] A new station was built close to the original station from October 1991 until September 1993; the original building has since been converted into a bank.

Location[edit]

The station is located at 349 Linden Avenue in Wilmette, Illinois. It is the northernmost 'L' station in the CTA system, and it is the only remaining station on the Purple Line at ground level after the line descends from the elevated embankment shortly after crossing the North Shore Channel and entering Wilmette. An older station, the Linden Avenue Terminal, remains; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The station is only a few blocks away from the Bahá'í House of Worship, and is about a mile from Metra's Wilmette commuter railroad station.

Station layout[edit]

M Mezzanine Fare control
P
Platform level
Southbound Purple Line toward The Loop weekday rush hours only, Howard at other times (Central)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Southbound Purple Line toward The Loop weekday rush hours only, Howard at other times (Central)
G Street level Entrance/Exit

Bus connections[edit]

Pace

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. ^ "Night Raid Puts "L" in Wilmette". Chicago Daily Tribune. April 3, 1912. p. 9. 
  2. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2014" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. March 5, 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Linden". Chicago-"L".org. Retrieved 2006-12-07. 
  4. ^ Cook County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places

External links[edit]

Media related to Linden (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons