Normal Park branch (CTA)
|Normal Park branch|
|Locale||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Opening||May 25, 1907|
|Closed||January 29, 1954|
|Operator(s)||Chicago Transit Authority (1947-1954)
Chicago Rapid Transit Company (1924-1947)
South Side Elevated Railroad (1907-1924)
|Line length||0.85 mi (1.37 km)|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Electrification||Third rail, 600 V DC|
The Normal Park branch was a rapid transit line which was part of the Chicago 'L' system from 1907 to 1954. The branch served the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago and consisted of four elevated stations. It opened on May 25, 1907 and closed on January 29, 1954.
The Normal Park branch was a 0.85-mile (1.37 km) elevated line which served four stations. The branch began at the Harvard station, which served a transfer point to the Englewood Branch, and ran southwestward toward the branch's terminal at 69th and Parnell. The branch generally ran only single car trains, although two car trains were occasionally run during weekday rush. The branch separated from the Englewood branch at Stewart Junction, west of the Harvard station.
|Harvard||Harvard Avenue and 63rd Street|
|65th Street||65th Street and Stewart Avenue|
|Marquette Road||Marquette Road and Stewart Avenue|
|69th Street||69th Street and Parnell Avenue|
- Normal Park branch Chicago "L".org. Accessed August 17, 2013
- South Side Elevated Railroad (1913). South Side Elevated R.R. (Map). http://www.chicago-l.org/maps/track/1913southside.pdf. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
- Chicago Rapid Transit Company (1946). Chicago Rapid Transit Map (Map). http://www.chicago-l.org/maps/route/maps/1946map.jpg. Retrieved 2013-08-17.