Irving Park station (CTA Brown Line)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Irving Park (CTA Brown Line))
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Irving Park
 
4000N
1800W
Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
Irving Park CTA brown line station 20130216.jpg
Location1816 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Coordinates41°57′16″N 87°40′30″W / 41.954387°N 87.674956°W / 41.954387; -87.674956
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)Ravenswood Branch
Platforms2 Side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedMay 18, 1907[1]
Rebuilt2007–08
Traffic
Passengers (2018)986,446[2]Increase 0.3%
Rank71 out of 143
Services
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
Montrose
toward Kimball
Brown Line Addison
Brown Line
Shuttle
Addison
toward Belmont
Brown Line
Rush period special
Addison
toward Midway Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
Track layout
Brown Line
north to Kimball
Irving Park Road
Brown Line
south to Loop

Irving Park is an 'L' station on the CTA's Brown Line. It is an elevated station with two side platforms, located in Chicago's North Center neighborhood. The stations adjacent to Irving Park are Montrose, one half mile (0.8 km) to the north, and Addison, one half mile (0.8 km) to the south.

History

Irving Park prior to reconstruction, September 2005

Irving Park station opened in 1907 as part of the Northwestern Elevated Railroad's Ravenswood line.[1] In CTA's skip-stop service on the Brown Line, instituted in 1949, Irving Park was an "AB" station.[3]

In 2006, the CTA began the Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project, which involved the renovation and reconstruction of Brown Line stations to allow eight car trains to run on the line and to ensure that all stations met Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Irving Park station closed between December 3, 2007, and December 6, 2008, and was completely rebuilt.[4]

Bus connections

CTA

  • 80 Irving Park

Notes and references

Notes

References

  1. ^ a b "New 'L' Line Operated". Chicago Daily Tribune. May 19, 1907. p. 11.
  2. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – Calendar Year 2018" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 22, 2019. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Irving Park. Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed 2013-02-16).
  4. ^ "Montrose". Countdown to a New Brown. Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved 2013-02-16.


External links