|Chicago 'L' rapid transit station|
|Location||3410 North Lincoln Avenue|
Chicago, Illinois 60657
|Owned by||Chicago Transit Authority|
|Platforms||2 Side platforms|
|Opened||May 18, 1907|
|Closed||Sept. 2, 1973 – October 17, 1973, December 30th 2020 (Due to Refurbishment)|
|Previous names||Paulina/Lincoln (Station Sign)|
|Rank||81 out of 143|
Paulina is an 'L' station on the Chicago Transit Authority's Brown Line. It is an elevated station with two side platforms, located at 3410 North Lincoln Avenue (3400 N; 1700 W), in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, close to Roscoe Village. The stations that are adjacent to Paulina are Addison, about three eighths of a mile (0.6 km) to the northwest and Southport, about three eighths of a mile (0.6 km) to the east.
Paulina Station opened in 1907 as part of the Northwestern Elevated Railroad's Ravenswood branch. The station closed on September 2, 1973, but reopened on October 17 of the same year. Upon reopening, the station was only open on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM. On November 29, 1987, the station returned to full operational status and was open at all times the Ravenswood Line operated.
Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project
The Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project aims to allow eight car trains on the Brown Line by the extension of the platforms at all stations. This was due to the fact that there was not enough physical space in the smaller car trains for people to fit in them during the morning rush hour, causing people to wait for another train, sometimes two. At the same time all Brown Line stations are being rebuilt to meet ADA requirements. As part of this project, Paulina Station closed on March 30, 2008 for demolition and replacement with a new station. The new station opened on April 3, 2009.
Notes and references
- "New 'L' Line Operated". Chicago Daily Tribune. May 19, 1907. p. 11.
- "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2019" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 13, 2020. Retrieved March 19, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Paulina. Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed October 17, 2006).
- Paulina CTA: Countdown to a New Brown website (URL accessed October 17, 2006).
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