Wellington station (CTA)

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Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
Wellington cta station.jpg
Location945 West Wellington Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Coordinates41°56′10″N 87°39′12″W / 41.936203°N 87.653239°W / 41.936203; -87.653239
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)North Side Main Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Structure typeElevated
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
OpenedMay 31, 1900
Passengers (2017)929,861[1]Decrease 1.3%
Rank74 out of 143
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
toward Kimball
Brown Line Diversey
Brown Line
Rush period special
toward Midway Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
toward Linden
Purple Line

Wellington is a Chicago 'L' station on the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Brown Line; Purple Line express trains also stop at the station during weekday rush hours. It is an elevated station with four tracks and two side platforms, located at 945 West Wellington Avenue in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Red Line trains pass through the station on the middle tracks, but do not stop. The station closed for renovations from March 30, 2008, until July 30, 2009.


Wellington station opened in 1900 as a local station on the original Northwestern Elevated Railroad route from Lake and Wells in downtown to Wilson Station.[2] From the late 1940s Wellington became a station on the Ravenswood route (now the Brown Line). The original station house was demolished in the 1960s following a fire. Purple Line express trains began stopping at the station in 1998 as part of an effort to help alleviate congestion on the Brown Line.[3]

Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project

Wellington station prior to reconstruction, September 2007. The red station signs are indicative of the station's former designation as an "A" station during the period of skip-stop service

Wellington was reconstructed and renovated as part of the Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project.[4] The new station has extended platforms capable of berthing eight car trains, and elevators to meet ADA accessibility requirements. The Wellington station closed for renovations on March 30, 2008. The station reopened on July 30, 2009.

Notes and references



  1. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – Calendar Year 2017" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Wellington Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed October 8, 2006).
  3. ^ About The Brown Line. CTA Countdown To A New Brown website (URL accessed October 8, 2006).
  4. ^ Wellington. CTA Countdown To A New Brown website (URL accessed October 8, 2006).

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