Granville station (CTA)

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Granville
Granvillectaredline.jpg
Location 1119 West Granville Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Coordinates 41°59′37″N 87°39′33″W / 41.993731°N 87.659148°W / 41.993731; -87.659148
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Embankment
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened May 16, 1908
Rebuilt 1921, 1980, 2012
Previous names North Edgewater
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,405,376[1]Decrease 1%
Rank 51 out of 143[a]
Services
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
Route map
Purple Line Express
north to Linden
Red Line
north to Howard
Granville Ave.
Purple Line Express
south to Loop
Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

Granville is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line, part of the Chicago 'L' rapid transit system. It is located at 1119 West Granville Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. It is in the Edgewater neighborhood, close to the Rogers Park border. From Granville, trains take 36 minutes to reach the Chicago Loop.

History[edit]

Granville Station was opened as North Edgewater in 1908. The station was rebuilt in 1921, and the name was changed to Granville. The current station dates to 1980 when an escalator and elevator were added.

A police station, jointly administered by Loyola University Chicago, the Chicago Transit Authority, and the Chicago Police Department was opened outside the Granville station on March 13, 2006.[2]

2012 renovation[edit]

As part of an $86 million rehabilitation project on the Red Line, the Granville station closed on June 1, 2012 for renovation. The project lasted approximately one month. Other north side stations were renovated following Granville's completion.[3] The Granville station reopened at 10 p.m. on July 13, 2012.

Bus connections[edit]

CTA

  • 36 Broadway[4]

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. ^ "Loyola University Chicago Unveils New Granville Police Office" (Press release). Loyola University. 2006-03-31. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  3. ^ "CTA to close seven North Side Red Line stops for repairs". Chicago Sun-Times. 2012-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Granville". Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Granville (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons

Station sign on the 95th/Dan Ryan-bound side