Wellington (CTA station)

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Station statistics
Address 945 West Wellington Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Coordinates 41°56′10″N 87°39′12″W / 41.936203°N 87.653239°W / 41.936203; -87.653239
  Purple Line weekday rush hours only
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened May 31, 1900
Rebuilt 2008–09
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Passengers (2012) 897,070 Increase 6.7%
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward Kimball
Brown Line
toward The Loop
toward Linden
Purple Line
Route map
Brown Line and Purple Line Exp.
north to Kimball and Linden
Red Line
north to Howard
Nelson St.
Wellington Ave.
Brown Line and Purple Line Exp.
south to Loop
Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

Wellington is an Chicago 'L' station on the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Brown Line; Purple Line express trains also stop at the station during weekday rush hours. It is an elevated local station with four tracks and two side platforms, located at 945 West Wellington Avenue in the Lakeview neighborhood. Red Line trains pass through the station on the middle tracks, but do not stop. The station was closed for renovations from March 30, 2008 until July 30, 2009.


Wellington station opened in 1900 as a local station on the original Northwestern Elevated Railroad route from Lake and Wells in downtown to Wilson Station.[1] From the late 1940s Wellington became a station on the Ravenswood route (now the Brown Line). The original station house was demolished in the 1960s following a fire. Purple Line express trains began stopping at the station in 1998 as part of an effort to help alleviate congestion on the Brown Line.[2]

Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project[edit]

Wellington was scheduled for reconstruction/renovation as part of the Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project.[3] The new station has extended platforms capable of berthing eight car trains, and elevators to meet ADA accessibility requirements. The Wellington stop closed for renovations on March 30, 2008. The station reopened on July 30, 2009.


  1. ^ Wellington Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed October 8, 2006).
  2. ^ About The Brown Line. CTA Countdown To A New Brown website (URL accessed October 8, 2006).
  3. ^ Wellington. CTA Countdown To A New Brown website (URL accessed October 8, 2006).

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