Belmont station (CTA Blue Line)

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Belmont
 
3200N
3400W
Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
20150720 02 CTA Blue Line @ Belmont.jpg
Location3355 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618
Coordinates41°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 byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)Kimball Subway (O'Hare Branch)
Platforms1 Island platform
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeSubway
Depth27 ft (8.2 m)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
History
OpenedFebruary 1, 1970
Rebuilt2018-19
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,729,843[1]Decrease 3.8% (CTA)
Rank33 out of 143
Services
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward O'Hare Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
Blue Line
toward Forest Park
Blue Line
Various Special Services
Route map
Blue Line
north to O'Hare Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
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.

Belmont Blue Gateway Project[edit]

The $17 million project began in May 2018 and was completed on March 29, 2019.[2][3][4]

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • 77 Belmont (Owl Service)
  • 82 Kimball/Homan
Former station house, March 2009

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – Calendar Year 2017" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  2. ^ https://chicago.curbed.com/2018/9/17/17869802/construction-belmont-station-gateway-blue-line
  3. ^ https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/3/29/18285924/belmont-gateway-blue-opens-transit
  4. ^ https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/03/29/new-belmont-blue-line-station-canopy/

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