Roosevelt (CTA station)

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Roosevelt
Roosevelt Station on the Red Line.jpg
Roosevelt/State's Red Line subway platform
Station statistics
Address 1167 South State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Coordinates 41°52′03″N 87°37′39″W / 41.867368°N 87.627402°W / 41.867368; -87.627402
Line(s)
Connections at Museum Campus/11th Street station
Structure type Subway and elevated
Platforms 2 Island platforms (Elevated and subway)
Tracks 4
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened Elevated: June 6, 1892
Subway: October 17, 1943
Rebuilt Elevated: 1993
Subway: 1996
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by City of Chicago
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 3,811,521 Increase 4.6%
Services
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
toward Harlem/Lake
Green Line
One-way operation
Orange Line
toward Midway
toward The Loop

Roosevelt is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, located in between the Chicago Loop and the Near South Side in Chicago, Illinois. It is situated at 1167 S State Street, just north of Roosevelt Road, and serves the Red, Green and Orange lines. The station is also the closest 'L' station to the Museum Campus of Chicago and Soldier Field, which are about 12 mile (800 m) to the east. The Museum Campus/11th Street Metra station is also about 13 mile (500 m) to the east.

Station layout[edit]

2F
Platform level
Westbound Green Line toward Harlem/Lake (Adams/Wabash)
Orange Line toward The Loop (Harold Washington Library – State/Van Buren)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Green Line toward Ashland/63rd or Cottage Grove (35th–Bronzeville–IIT)
Green Line (under construction) toward Ashland/63rd or Cottage Grove (Cermak–McCormick Place)
Orange Line toward Midway (Halsted)
G Street level Entrance/Exit, station house
B1 Mezzanine Fare control
B2
Platform level
Northbound Red Line toward Howard (Harrison)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound Red Line toward 95th/Dan Ryan (Cermak–Chinatown)

History and structure[edit]

Elevated platform[edit]

An elevated station at Roosevelt Road opened on June 6, 1892 as part of the Chicago and South Side Rapid Transit Railroad, the first elevated rapid transit line in Chicago.[1] From 1919 to 1963 interurban trains of the North Shore Line also used the station. 'L' service through the station was discontinued in 1949 when CTA routed all trains from the Englewood and Jackson Park branches through the State Street Subway, using the 13th street portal, forming the North-South Route (a precursor of today's Red Line), and following the bankruptcy of the North Shore Line in 1963 the station was closed completely and demolished. 'L' service resumed passing the site of the original station in 1969 when the CTA began to route Dan Ryan trains into the Loop and a new elevated station was constructed in 1993 as part of the construction of the Orange Line.

Subway platform[edit]

The subway station at Roosevelt Road opened on October 17, 1943 as part of the State Street Subway.[2] In 1993, when the new elevated station was constructed it was intended that there should be a direct link to the subway, however, due to lack of money this was not initially built. In 2002, the stations were finally linked as a single facility through the Roosevelt transfer tunnel.

Bus connections[edit]

CTA Buses[3]

  • 12 Roosevelt
  • 18 16th/18th
  • 29 State
  • 62 Archer (Owl Service)
  • 130 Museum Campus
  • 146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express
  • 192 University of Chicago Hospitals Express

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ "Running on the "L."". Chicago Daily Tribune. June 7, 1892. p. 9. 
  2. ^ Shinnick, William (October 17, 1943). "Chicago Underground—A Subway at Last!". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. C1. 
  3. ^ "Roosevelt". Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 

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