Armitage station

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Armitage Station.jpg
Location 944 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Coordinates 41°55′06″N 87°39′10″W / 41.918234°N 87.652659°W / 41.918234; -87.652659
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 4
Structure type Elevated
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Opened June 9, 1900
Rebuilt 2006–08
Previous names Center Street
Passengers (2015) 1,242,738[1]Decrease 6.6%
Rank 59 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
North Side Main Line
toward Kimball
Brown Line
Brown Line
Rush period special
(6-7 a.m.)
One-way operation
One-way operation
Brown Line
Rush period special
(7-9 a.m.)
toward Midway Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
toward Linden
Purple Line
Route map
Brown Line and Purple Line Exp.
north to Kimball and Linden
Red Line
north to Howard
Armitage Ave.
Brown Line and Purple Line Exp.
south to Loop
Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

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[edit]

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[edit]


  • 73 Armitage

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ 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.


  1. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2015" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 11, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2016. 
  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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