Montrose (CTA Brown Line station)

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For other 'L' stations on the Chicago Transit Authority named Montrose, see Montrose (CTA).
Montrose
Montrose cta brown line.jpg
Station statistics
Address 1817 West Montrose Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Coordinates 41°57′42″N 87°40′31″W / 41.961650°N 87.675162°W / 41.961650; -87.675162
Line(s)
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened May 18, 1907[1]
Rebuilt 2006–07
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 884,356[2] Increase 6.1%
Services
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward Kimball
Brown Line
toward Belmont or The Loop
Route map
Brown Line
north to Kimball
Montrose Ave.
Brown Line
south to Loop

Montrose is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system. It is situated between the Damen and Irving Park stations on the Brown Line, which runs between Albany Park on Chicago's Northwest Side and downtown Chicago. It is an elevated station with two side platforms located at 1817 West Montrose Avenue in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago's Lincoln Square community area.

Location[edit]

Montrose is situated on W. Montrose Avenue, between its intersections with N. Damen Avenue and N. Ashland Avenue. The station is located in the Lincoln Square community area of Chicago; the area surrounding the station consists of a mixture commercial, residential and manufacturing areas.[3]

History[edit]

Montrose Station in 2006 a few months before it closed for reconstruction

Montrose 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, Montrose was originally an "AB" station, but it was changed to "B" station in 1973, and remained that way until the CTA discontinued skip-stop service in 1995.[4]

In 2006, the CTA began the Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project, which involved the renovation and reconstruction of all 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. Montrose Station was closed between December 2, 2006, and November 26, 2007, and was completely reconstructed.[5]

Services[edit]

Montrose is part of the CTA's Brown Line, which runs between Albany Park and downtown Chicago. It is the seventh inbound station and is situated between the Damen and Irving Park stations. Brown Line trains serve Montrose between 4:00 am and 1:30 am on weekdays and Saturdays, and between 6:30 am and 12:20 am on Sundays; trains operate roughly every 3 to 10 minutes during rush hour, with longer headways of up to 15 minutes at night.[6] 884,356 passengers boarded at Montrose in 2013.[7] The #78 Montrose CTA bus route also stops at the station.[8]

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. ^ Chicago Department of Zoning (2012). City of Chicago Zoning Map (Map).
  4. ^ Montrose. Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed October 17, 2006).
  5. ^ "Montrose". Countdown to a New Brown. Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  6. ^ "Montrose Station Timetable". Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  7. ^ "Annual Ridership Report: Calendar Year 2011" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Montrose". Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Montrose (CTA Brown Line) at Wikimedia Commons