Sheridan station (CTA)

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Location 3940 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Coordinates 41°57′14″N 87°39′19″W / 41.953883°N 87.655269°W / 41.953883; -87.655269
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
  Purple Line (Cubs game days/AM rush southbound only)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4 (only 3 in use)[1]
Structure type Elevated
Opened May 31, 1900
Rebuilt 1916, 1930
Passengers (2015) 1,846,676[2]Increase 1.3%
Rank 35 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
toward Linden
Purple Line
Cubs games and AM southbound trains only
toward The Loop
Route map
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 nearby Wrigley Field. 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] Recently, Inbound Express Purple Line has begun stopping at Sheridan as well as Wilson and Addison during the morning rush hour.

Red & Purple Modernization Project[edit]

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

Until 2017, AM Loop-bound Purple Line express trains will share 95th-bound Red Line tracks, due to the Wilson station reconstruction.[5]

Bus connections[edit]


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

Station layout[edit]

Although the station has two island platforms—potentially giving access to all four tracks that run through the station—normally only the Red Line, which runs on the inner tracks, stops at the station. The outside tracks are used during weekday rush hours by Purple Line Express trains, which typically pass through the station without stopping on the express leg of their route between Howard and the Loop.

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ Due to possible double-counting of physically-connected stations, the CTA's official 2015 tally of stations was 146, but for ridership purposes reported having only 143 stations.


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  2. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – 2015" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 13, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  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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