Sheridan station (CTA)

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Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
Local tracks at Sheridan.jpg
Location3940 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Coordinates41°57′14″N 87°39′19″W / 41.953883°N 87.655269°W / 41.953883; -87.655269
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)North Side Main Line
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks4 [1]
Structure typeElevated
OpenedMay 31, 1900
Rebuilt1916, 1930
Passengers (2017)1,726,236[2]Decrease 7.3%
Rank35 out of 143
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
toward Howard
Red Line Addison
Track layout
Purple Line Express
west to Linden
Red Line
west to Howard
Sheridan Road
Purple Line Express
east to Loop
Red Line
east to 95th/Dan Ryan

Sheridan is an 'L' station on the CTA's Red Line. It is an elevated station with two island platforms, located at 3940 North Sheridan Road, in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago's Lakeview community area. Sheridan is the closest 'L' stop to Graceland Cemetery, which is about one-half mile to the west on Irving Park Road. The Sheridan station is one of only two remaining 'L' stations that were built on S-curves; Indiana on the Green Line is the other.


Purple Line connections[edit]

Beginning spring 2007 and lasting through 2009, northbound and southbound Purple Line Express trains stop at Sheridan before Chicago Cubs weekday night games in order to provide more service to Wrigley Field, less than a mile from the station. Previously, trains had stopped at the Addison station to the south but that station does not have platform access to the express tracks as Sheridan does, which required Purple Line trains to cross over to the Red Line tracks. In order to prevent this from adding to delays caused by the Brown Line reconstruction, the stop was moved to Sheridan.[3]

Sheridan also sees frequent use by Red Line passengers traveling to and from Wrigley Field, since Addison is often jammed after Cubs games.

Red & Purple Modernization Project[edit]

As part of the Red & Purple Modernization Project, the Sheridan station was proposed to be replaced with a new Irving Park station if the CTA decides not to go with the "no action" alternative.[4]

From March 6, 2015 until October 23, 2017, all Loop-bound Purple Line express trains shared tracks with 95th-bound Red Line trains (and stopped during AM rush hours), due to the Wilson station reconstruction.[1]

Bus connections[edit]


  • X9 Ashland Express (weekday rush hours only)
  • 80 Irving Park
  • 151 Sheridan

Station layout[edit]

The station has two island platforms—potentially giving access to all four tracks that run through the station. Red Line trains stop on the inner tracks at all times, and southbound Purple Line Expresses stop here ONLY during weekday afternoon rush hours, when Chicago Cubs evening games are scheduled later that day. Otherwise, southbound Purple Line Expresses don't stop here, and northbound Purple trains don't stop here at any time.

Notes and references[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-27. Retrieved 2015-05-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – Calendar Year 2017" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  3. ^ CTA Provides Service to Wrigley Field This Baseball Season. Chicago Transit Authority. 2007-04-05. Retrieved on 2007-05-21.
  4. ^ "Red & Purple Line Modernization Alternatives Being Considered". Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved October 30, 2013.

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