Garfield station (CTA Red Line)

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Garfield
Garfield Boulevard Station.jpg
Location 220 West Garfield Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60609
Coordinates 41°47′44″N 87°37′52″W / 41.79542°N 87.631157°W / 41.79542; -87.631157
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Line(s)
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Connections CTA bus
Construction
Structure type Surface Level
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened September 28, 1969
Rebuilt 2005–06 (renovation), 2013 (refurbished, new elevator installed)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,252,813[1]Increase 3.1%
Rank 57 out of 143[a]
Services
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
Route map
Red Line
north to Howard
Garfield Boulevard
Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

Garfield is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Red Line. It is located in the Fuller Park neighborhood. This is the stop of choice on the Red Line for people trying to get to the University of Chicago or the Museum of Science and Industry.

History[edit]

Structure[edit]

Like the eight other stations on the Dan Ryan Branch, Garfield Station was built by architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill under a simple design. The station opened on September 28, 1969, before being entirely renovated from 2005 to 2006. The renovation will have allowed the embellishment of the station, thanks to the installation of a work of art in the main entrance of the station. The only difference with respect to its colleagues of Dan Ryan Branch, it is that for technical reasons a canopy identical to the others could not be added. Garfield station thus contains its original canopy, and the covered zones before restoration were it thanks to the stowing of panels, installed in a different way with the bridge over the Dan Ryan Expressway.[2]

2013 renovation[edit]

In 2013, the station was renovated with a new elevator installed (along with 87th and 63rd) as part of the Red Line South Reconstruction project and made all the stations on the Dan Ryan branch accessible.[3]

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • 24 Wentworth
  • 55 Garfield (Owl Service)
  • 59 59th/61st

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.chicago-l.org/stations/garfield-ryan.html
  3. ^ "CTA Red Line Dan Ryan Track Renewal". Chicago Transit Authority. transitchicago.com. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 

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