Clark/Division station

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Clark/Division
Clark and Division station 2015.jpg
Location 1200 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Coordinates 41°54′14″N 87°37′53″W / 41.90392°N 87.631412°W / 41.90392; -87.631412
Owned by City of Chicago
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks

2

Depth 26 ft
Construction
Structure type Subway
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened October 17, 1943
Rebuilt 2012–15 (station renovation)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 2,566,958[1]Decrease 0.7%
Rank 18 out of 143[a]
Services
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
Route map
Division St.
Red Line
west to Howard
LaSalle St.
Clark St.
Red Line
east to 95th/Dan Ryan
Location
Clark/Division station is located in Chicago
Clark/Division station

Clark/Division (read as Clark and Division) is an 'L' station on the CTA's Red Line. It is a subway station with one island platform, located at 1200 North Clark Street, in the Near North Side neighborhood of Chicago, between the Gold Coast and Old Town. Much of Chicago's North Loop nightlife, including the Rush St. district and many bars and nightclubs are located close to the station.

History[edit]

Clark and Division Red Line Stop.jpg

Structure[edit]

Clark/Division station is in the State Street subway, which opened on October 17, 1943. From Clark/Division northbound trains travel west along Division Street, turning northwest at Clybourn Avenue to North/Clybourn station, a distance of about 1 14 miles (2.0 km) to the northwest. Southbound trains turn south to follow State Street to Chicago station, about 12 mile (0.80 km) to the south.

Platform[edit]

Clark/Division is the only station in the State Street Subway north of the loop to have an island platform; all of the other stations in the subway north of the loop use side platforms. The station also still has its original illuminated type station signs, hanging from the center of the ceiling on the platform.

Renovation[edit]

On September 10, 2012, a renovation project began at the station and ended on September 29, 2015.[2] The renovation project made the station ADA accessible and provided new art features, bike racks, new signage, granite floors and stairs. The new LaSalle mezzanine and entrances opened at 5:00 a.m. on June 30, 2014. The station remained open during the project.[3] The renovation has a projected cost of 50 million dollars.[4] The renovation of the Clark mezzanine and entrances was completed on September 29, 2015.[5]

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • 22 Clark (Owl Service)
  • 36 Broadway
  • 70 Division

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. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – 2015" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 13, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.transitchicago.com/news/default.aspx?Month=&Year=&Category=2&ArticleId=3463
  3. ^ "Renovation of Clark/Division". Chicago Transit Authority. transitchicago.com. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ Hilkevitch, Jon (February 1, 2015). "Where are the Chicago-area construction projects in 2015?". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Mayor Emanuel Announces Completion of Clark/Division Red Line Station Renovation". City of Chicago. September 29, 2015. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Staircase entrance to the station, October 2009, prior to renovation