|Location||220 West 63rd Street
Chicago, Illinois 60621
|Owned by||Chicago Transit Authority|
|Platforms||1 Island platform|
|Structure type||Expressway median|
|Opened||September 28, 1969|
|Rebuilt||2005–06 (renovation), 2013 (refurbished, new elevator installed)|
|Previous names||63rd/Wentworth (Station Sign)|
|Passengers (2015)||1,035,030 8.2%|
|Rank||70 out of 143[a]|
63rd is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Red Line. The station is located in the median of the Dan Ryan Expressway and serves the Englewood neighborhood. It is near the Englewood Union Station, formerly serving the Pennsylvania Railroad, New York Central, and Rock Island Lines. The former Pennsylvania Railroad tracks (now NS owned) pass over the station.
Like the eight other stations of the Dan Ryan Branch, 63rd was built by architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill under a simple design. The station opened on September 28, 1969, before being entirely renovated from 2005 to 2006.
In 2013, the station was renovated with a new elevator installed (along with Garfield and 87th) as part of the Red Line South Reconstruction project and made all the stations on the Dan Ryan branch accessible.
- 24 Wentworth
- 63 63rd (Owl Service)
Notes and references
- Due to possible double-counting of physically-connected stations, the CTA's official 2015 tally of stations was 146, but for ridership purposes reported having only 143 stations.
Media related to 63rd (CTA Red Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- Train schedule (PDF) at CTA official site
- 63rd/Dan Ryan Station Page at Chicago-L.org
- 63rd/Dan Ryan Station Page CTA official site
- 63rd Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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