Armitage station

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Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
Armitage Station.jpg
Location944 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Coordinates41°55′06″N 87°39′10″W / 41.918234°N 87.652659°W / 41.918234; -87.652659
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)North Side Main Line
Platforms2 Side platforms
Structure typeElevated
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
OpenedJune 9, 1900
Previous namesCenter Street
Passengers (2017)1,313,169[1]Decrease 2.2%
Rank50 out of 143
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
toward Kimball
Brown Line Sedgwick
Brown Line
Rush period special
toward Midway Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
toward Linden
Purple Line

Armitage is a Chicago Transit Authority 'L' elevated station with two side platforms in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, on the Brown Line; Purple Line express trains also stop at the station during weekday rush hours. Red Line trains pass through on the middle tracks, but do not stop. It is located near the Lincoln Park Zoo, and is accessible via the 73 Armitage bus route.


Armitage on May 29, 2007, under renovation

Armitage opened on June 9, 1900[2] as a local station on the original Northwestern Elevated Railroad route from Lake and Wells in downtown to Wilson Station.[3] An interlocking tower was added on the western platform following the construction of the State Street subway. From the late 1940s, Armitage became a station on the Ravenswood route (now the Brown Line). Purple Line express trains began stopping at the station in 1998 as part of an effort to help alleviate congestion on the Brown Line.[4]

Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project

Armitage was renovated as part of the Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project.[5] Many historic elements, including the station house, were preserved and renovated; the platforms were extended to enable eight-car trains; and elevators added to meet ADA accessibility requirements. The renovated station reopened on June 5, 2008.

Bus connections


  • 73 Armitage

Notes and references



  1. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – Calendar Year 2017" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Boys Meddle with "L" Track". Chicago Daily Tribune. June 7, 1900. p. 12.
  3. ^ Armitage Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed October 8, 2006).
  4. ^ About The Brown Line. CTA Countdown To A New Brown website (URL accessed October 8, 2006).
  5. ^ Armitage. CTA Countdown To A New Brown website (URL accessed October 8, 2006).

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