Cicero station (CTA Blue Line)

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Cicero
Cicero Douglas.jpg
Location 720 South Cicero Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60644
Coordinates 41°52′18″N 87°44′43″W / 41.871574°N 87.745154°W / 41.871574; -87.745154
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Surface Level
History
Opened June 22, 1958
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 482,940[1]Increase 0.5% (CTA)
Rank 112 out of 143[a]
Services
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward O'Hare
Blue Line
toward Forest Park
Route map
Blue Line
east to O'Hare
Cicero Ave.
Laverne Ave.
Blue Line
west to Forest Park

Cicero is a station on the 'L' system, serving the Blue Line's Forest Park branch. It is located in the median of the Eisenhower Expressway and serving the Austin neighborhood. Originally Cicero had an additional entrance at Lavergne Avenue, but this was closed on May 16, 1977, by the CTA as a cost-cutting measure. The structure for this exit still stands but it is closed to the public.

This is the last station on the Forest Park branch within the Chicago city limits. It is located a short distance from the Town of Cicero.

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • 7 Harrison
  • 54 Cicero
  • 57 Laramie

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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