Linden station (CTA)
|Location||349 Linden Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
|Owned by||Chicago Transit Authority|
|Platforms||1 Island platform|
|Opened||April 2, 1912|
|Previous names||Linden-Wilmette (Station Sign)|
|Passengers (2015)||321,298 10.1%|
|Rank||133 out of 143[a]|
Linden Avenue Terminal
The original Linden Station
|Architectural style||Prairie School|
|NRHP Reference #||84001002|
|Added to NRHP||1984|
The original station opened in 1912, with a station house designed by Arthur Gerber added in 1913. In 1984, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. A new station was built close to the original station from October 1991 until September 1993; the original station house has since been converted into a bank.
The station is located at 349 Linden Avenue in Wilmette, Illinois. It is the northernmost 'L' station in the CTA system, and it is the only remaining station on the Purple Line at ground level after the line descends from the elevated embankment shortly after crossing the North Shore Channel and entering Wilmette. An older station, the Linden Avenue Terminal, remains; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The station is only a few blocks away from the Bahá'í House of Worship, and is about a mile from Metra's Wilmette commuter railroad station.
- 421: Wilmette Avenue
- 422: Linden CTA/Glenview/Northbrook Court
- 423: Linden CTA-The Glen-Harlem CTA
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.
- "Night Raid Puts "L" in Wilmette". Chicago Daily Tribune. April 3, 1912. p. 9.
- "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2015" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 11, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
- "Linden". Chicago-"L".org. Retrieved 2006-12-07.
- Cook County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places
Media related to Linden (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons
- Linden Station Page at Chicago-L.Org
- PDF (172 KiB)