Garfield station (CTA Green Line)

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Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
20130608 16 CTA South Side L @ Garfield.jpg
Garfield Station in June 2013. Note this image depicts a Red Line train during the closure of the Dan Ryan Branch; the South Side Elevated is no longer served by Red Line trains.
Location320 East Garfield Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60615
Coordinates41°47′40″N 87°37′06″W / 41.79454°N 87.61835°W / 41.79454; -87.61835Coordinates: 41°47′40″N 87°37′06″W / 41.79454°N 87.61835°W / 41.79454; -87.61835
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)South Side Elevated
Platforms2 Side platforms
Tracks2 tracks
ConnectionsCTA bus
Structure typeElevated
ParkingAiga parking inv.svg 117 Spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
OpenedOctober 12, 1892
Rebuilt2000–01, 2018–19
Previous names55th Street
Passengers (2017)421,681[1]Decrease 2.5%
Rank115 out of 143
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Harlem/Lake
Green Line
One-way operation
Green Line
toward Ashland/63rd
Former services
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Harlem/Lake
Green Line
toward Ashland or University

Garfield is one of two stations on Garfield Boulevard in Chicago. It serves the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system's Green Line. It is situated at 320 E. Garfield Boulevard in the Washington Park neighborhood. It opened on October 12, 1892.[2][3] This station is the southernmost Green Line station served by both of the Green Line's branches: south of Garfield, the Green Line splits into two branches, one terminating at Ashland/63rd, and one at Cottage Grove.

Another station on Garfield Boulevard, in the median of the Dan Ryan Expressway, serves the Red Line. During the closure of the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line from May through October 2013, Garfield station served as the terminus of several temporary bus routes in order to mitigate the effects of the closure. Each of the bus routes transferred passengers from the sites of closed Red Line stations south of 69th street to Garfield station, where fares were waived while the Red Line remained closed.[4][5]

This 'L' stop is close to the University of Chicago and is the closest 'L' station to the Museum of Science and Industry, although the museum is more than two miles away from the station. People looking to go to either of these destinations can take the 55 bus.

One station entrance is the oldest entrance on the CTA system. The entrance closed in 2000 and was filled in with cement in 2013. The front of the entrance remains. In June 2017, the University of Chicago announced plans to renovate the interior and reopen the former station entrance as a part of their Arts Block complex.[6]

Garfield Gateway Project

The $43 million project began on June 15, 2018 and was completed on January 10, 2019.[7][8]

Bus connections


  • 55 Garfield (Owl Service)

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Notes and references



  1. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – Calendar Year 2017" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Buy Walking Shoes". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 11, 1892. p. 2.
  3. ^ "South Side Alley Elevated Road". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 13, 1892. p. 9.
  4. ^ "Alternative Service Information". Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  5. ^ Cox, Ted (21 February 2013). "Red Line Construction Will Mean Free Rides for Some CTA Riders". Archived from the original on 24 November 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  6. ^ "University of Chicago to renovate, reopen historic CTA Green Line station". UChicago News. June 14, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
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