Wellington (CTA station)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Wellington cta station.jpg
Location 945 West Wellington Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Coordinates 41°56′10″N 87°39′12″W / 41.936203°N 87.653239°W / 41.936203; -87.653239
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
  Purple Line weekday rush hours only
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Structure type Elevated
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Opened May 31, 1900
Rebuilt 2008–09
Passengers (2015) 908,573[1]Decrease 3%
Rank 80 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Kimball
Brown Line
toward The Loop
toward Linden
Purple Line
Route map
Brown Line and Purple Line Exp.
north to Kimball and Linden
Red Line
north to Howard
Nelson St.
Wellington Ave.
Brown Line and Purple Line Exp.
south to Loop
Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

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 was 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[edit]

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 stop closed for renovations on March 30, 2008. The station reopened on July 30, 2009.

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.


  1. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2015" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 11, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2016. 
  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).

External links[edit]