Normal Park branch

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Normal Park branch
Type Rapid transit
System Chicago 'L'
Status Closed
Locale Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Termini Harvard
Stations 4
Opened May 25, 1907
Closed January 29, 1954
Operator(s) Chicago Transit Authority (1947-1954)
Chicago Rapid Transit Company (1924-1947)
South Side Elevated Railroad (1907-1924)
Character Elevated
Line length 0.85 mi (1.37 km)
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Electrification Third rail, 600 V DC
Route map

The Normal Park branch was a rapid transit line which was part of the Chicago 'L' system from 1907 to 1954. The branch served the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago and consisted of four elevated stations. It opened on May 25, 1907, and closed on January 29, 1954.


The Normal Park branch was a 0.85-mile (1.37 km) elevated line which served four stations. The branch began at the Harvard station, which served a transfer point to the Englewood Branch, and ran southwestward toward the branch's terminal at 69th and Parnell. The branch generally ran only single car trains, although two car trains were occasionally run during weekday rush hours.[1] The branch separated from the Englewood branch at Stewart Junction, west of the Harvard station.[2]

Station listing[edit]

Normal Park branch stations [3]
Station Location
Harvard Harvard Avenue and 63rd Street
65th Street 65th Street and Stewart Avenue
Marquette Road Marquette Road and Stewart Avenue
69th Street 69th Street and Parnell Avenue

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Normal Park branch". Chicago "L".org. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ South Side Elevated R.R. (PDF) (Map). South Side Elevated Railroad. 1913. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ Chicago Rapid Transit Map (Map). Chicago Rapid Transit Company. 1946. Retrieved August 17, 2013.