Ravenswood station

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Location 4800 North Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60640
Coordinates 41°58′06″N 87°40′27″W / 41.9684°N 87.6743°W / 41.9684; -87.6743Coordinates: 41°58′06″N 87°40′27″W / 41.9684°N 87.6743°W / 41.9684; -87.6743
Owned by Metra
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections CTA "L" Lines:
  Brown Line at Damen-3 blocks West
Local Transit CTA Buses
Other information
Fare zone B
Opened 1910[citation needed]
Rebuilt 1970, 2012–current[1]
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Kenosha
Union Pacific North
toward Ogilvie

Ravenswood is a railroad station on the North Side of Chicago serving Metra's Union Pacific/North Line. It is located at 4800 North Ravenswood Avenue, just south of West Lawrence Avenue. The Ravenswood Station used to be located at Wilson Avenue, but was relocated at its current location to be opposite the Chicago & North Western Railway's Ravenswood Accounting Office & Carload Tracing Bureau, which were housed in a building at 4801 North Ravenswood Avenue.[citation needed] In Metra's zone-based fare system, Ravenswood is in zone B. Ravenswood station is near the eastern edge of the Chicago neighborhood also known as Ravenswood and the western edge of Uptown.

The station consists of two side platforms, and does not contain a ticket agent booth. Northbound trains stop on the west platform and southbound trains stop on the east platform. Many express trains skip Ravenswood during rush hours; however, all weekend passenger trains stop at the station. Trains go south to Ogilvie Transportation Center and as far north as Kenosha, Wisconsin. It is the busiest station on the UP/North Line and will be rebuilt starting in the fall of 2010 as part of a project that includes replacing 12 bridges along this line.[2] The new station was expected to be completed by May 2014,[3] but construction is still ongoing.

The Damen 'L' station on CTA's Brown Line is three blocks to the west, while the closest Red Line station is Lawrence, located about 0.8 miles (1.3 km) east of Ravenswood station.

Bus and rail connections[edit]

CTA Brown Line


  • 81 Lawrence (Owl Service)


  1. ^ "Metra breaks ground on new station in Ravenswood". Chicago Sun-Times. September 5, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ Wronski, Richard (July 16, 2010). "Bridge rebuilding will mean changes for Metra commuters". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ Patty Wetli (January 15, 2014). "Metra Aiming for May Opening of New Ravenswood Station". DNAInfo Chicago. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 

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