Irving Park station (CTA Brown Line)

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Irving Park
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; -87.674956Coordinates: 41°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
Structure typeElevated
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
OpenedMay 18, 1907[1]
2019947,338[2]Decrease 4%
Rank69 out of 143
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
toward Kimball
Brown Line Addison
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.


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


  • 80 Irving Park

Notes and references



  1. ^ a b "New 'L' Line Operated". Chicago Daily Tribune. May 19, 1907. p. 11.
  2. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2019" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 13, 2020. Retrieved March 19, 2020.
  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.

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