Garfield station (CTA Green Line)
|Location||320 East Garfield Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60615
|Owned by||Chicago Transit Authority|
|Platforms||2 Side platforms|
|Opened||October 12, 1892|
|Previous names||55th Street|
|Passengers (2015)||473,620 2.1%|
|Rank||114 out of 143[a]|
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. 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.
This 'L' stop is close to the University of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry, although still more than two miles away from the Museum. 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.
Garfield Gateway Project
The project began on June 15, 2018 and will be completed by the end of 2018.
- 55 Garfield (Owl Service)
Notes and references
- 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.
- "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2015" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 11, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
- "Buy Walking Shoes". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 11, 1892. p. 2.
- "South Side Alley Elevated Road". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 13, 1892. p. 9.
- "Alternative Service Information". Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
- Cox, Ted (21 February 2013). "Red Line Construction Will Mean Free Rides for Some CTA Riders". DNAinfo.com. Archived from the original on 24 November 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
- "University of Chicago to renovate, reopen historic CTA Green Line station". UChicago News. June 14, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2017.