Belmont station (CTA Blue Line)

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Belmont
20150720 02 CTA Blue Line @ Belmont.jpg
Location 3355 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618
Coordinates 41°56′21″N 87°42′42″W / 41.939274°N 87.711684°W / 41.939274; -87.711684Coordinates: 41°56′21″N 87°42′42″W / 41.939274°N 87.711684°W / 41.939274; -87.711684
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Line(s)
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Subway
Depth 27 ft
Bicycle facilities Yes
History
Opened February 1, 1970
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,777,563[1]Increase 5.1% (CTA)
Rank 37 out of 143[a]
Services
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward O'Hare
Blue Line
toward Forest Park
Route map
Blue Line
north to O'Hare
Blue Line
south to Forest Park

Belmont (or Belmont/Kimball) is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Blue Line. The station is located at Belmont and Kimball Avenues in the Avondale neighborhood. From Belmont, trains run at intervals of 2–7 minutes during rush hours, and take 16 minutes to reach the Loop.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The station on opening day, February 1, 1970

Belmont station opened in 1970 as part of an extension of the West-Northwest route to Jefferson Park on the Kennedy Expressway. The station is similar in design as the previous station, Logan Square, as an underground, island platform station. Unlike Logan Square, Belmont has only one exit.

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • 77 Belmont (Owl Service)
  • 82 Kimball/Homan
Station house

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[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.

References[edit]

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

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