University station (CTA)

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19920628 21 CTA South Side L 63rd & University.jpg
University station in June 1992
Location 1200 East 63rd Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2 tracks
Structure type Elevated
Opened April 23, 1893
Closed January 9, 1994
Previous names Lexington Avenue
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Harlem/Lake
Green Line Terminus

University was a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's Green Line; The station was located at 1200 E. 63rd Street in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago. University opened on April 23, 1893.[1] From December 12, 1982,[2] until January 9, 1994, University served as the terminal of the Jackson Park Branch. The station closed on January 9, 1994, when the entire Green Line closed for a renovation and rehabilitation project. University did not reopen with the rest of the Green Line on May 12, 1996. University was scheduled to be replaced by a new terminal at Dorchester. Instead the line was cut back to its current terminal at Cottage Grove.[3] The University station was demolished in September 1997 when the City of Chicago demolished the rest of the Jackson Park branch east of Cottage Grove.


  1. ^ "Run Trains to Madison Avenue". Chicago Daily Tribune. April 23, 1893. p. 2. 
  2. ^ "3 Jackson 'L' stations open again", by R. Bruce Dold (Tribune Transportation Writer); Chicago Tribune, December 13, 1982 (via Chicago "L".org)
  3. ^ Garfield, Graham. "University". Retrieved April 7, 2010.