Main station (CTA)

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Main
 
900N
732W
Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
CTA Main 20120714.jpg
Location836 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202
Coordinates42°02′00″N 87°40′45″W / 42.03333°N 87.67925°W / 42.03333; -87.67925
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)Evanston Branch
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsCTA and Pace buses,
Construction
Structure typeElevated
History
OpenedMay 16, 1908
Rebuilt1909
Traffic
Passengers (2017)385,064[1]Decrease 1.7% (CTA)
Rank119 out of 143
Services
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Linden
Purple Line
toward Howard
Purple Line
Express
Route map
Purple Line
north to Linden
Main St.
Washington St.
Purple Line
south to Howard or Loop

Main is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, on the Purple Line at 836 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, Illinois (directional coordinates 900 north, 732 west). It is near the Main Street stop of Metra's Union Pacific/North Line.

The current station has been in place since 1908, with only little renovation to the station since then, most notably a 90-foot extension of the platform in 1997 so that a motorman in the front car could see all doors stopped at the station (the platform had curved at one end previously). Main is one of the stations on the CTA's 2004-2008 Capital Improvement Plan.

Bus and rail connections[edit]

CTA

  • 206 Evanston Circulator (school days only)


Pace

  • 213 Green Bay Road (Monday–Saturday only)


Metra

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – Calendar Year 2017" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.

External links[edit]

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