Sedgwick (CTA station)
|Address||1536 North Sedgwick Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Purple Line weekday rush hours only
|Platforms||2 side platforms (formerly 2 island platforms)|
|Tracks||2 (formerly 4)|
|Opened||May 31, 1900|
|Owned by||Chicago Transit Authority|
|Passengers (2012)||1,301,294 7.7%|
Sedgwick is an 'L' station on the CTA's Brown Line, Purple Line Express trains also stop at the station during weekday rush hours. It is an elevated station with two side platforms, located in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood of the Near North Side community area. The adjacent stations are Armitage, which is located about one mile (1.6 km) to the northwest, and Chicago, located about one mile (1.6 km) to the south.
Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project
During 2007, the main station entrance was closed for extensive renovation and rebuilding as part of the CTA's Brown Line capacity expansion project. Throughout the renovation period, the station remained open on weekdays but experienced several weekend closures, with entrance to the station through a temporary entrance (which was later converted to an emergency exit) located one block west of the original entrance at Hudson Avenue. As the outside express tracks had not been in service since 1963 they were removed and island platforms widened, converting them to side platforms. The platforms were also extended to allow eight-car trains to berth, and elevators were added along with other upgrades to meet ADA requirements. The historical station house was restored, and an extension was added behind it.
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