Garfield station (CTA Green Line)

Last updated
Garfield
 
5500S
320E
Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
20130608 16 CTA South Side L @ Garfield.jpg
Garfield Station in June 2013. Note this image depicts a Red Line train during the closure of the Dan Ryan Branch; the South Side Elevated is no longer served by Red Line trains.
Location320 East Garfield Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60615
Coordinates 41°47′40″N87°37′06″W / 41.79454°N 87.61835°W / 41.79454; -87.61835 Coordinates: 41°47′40″N87°37′06″W / 41.79454°N 87.61835°W / 41.79454; -87.61835
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Line(s) South Side Elevated
Platforms2 Side platforms
Tracks2 tracks
Connections CTA bus
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Parking Aiga parking inv.svg 117 Spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedOctober 12, 1892
Rebuilt200001, 201819
Previous names55th Street
Traffic
Passengers (2019)323,197 [1] Decrease2.svg 7.2%
Rank125 out of 143
Services
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
51st
toward Harlem/Lake
Green Line Cottage Grove
Terminus
King Drive
One-way operation
Green Line Halsted
toward Ashland/63rd
Former services
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
51st
toward Harlem/Lake
Green Line
58th
Closed 1994
toward Ashland or University

Garfield is an 'L' station on the CTA's Green Line. It is situated at 320 E. Garfield Boulevard in the Washington Park neighborhood. It opened on October 12, 1892. [2] [3] This station is the southernmost Green Line station served by both of the Green Line's branches: south of Garfield, the Green Line splits into two branches, one terminating at Ashland/63rd, and one at Cottage Grove.

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Another Garfield on Garfield Boulevard, in the median of the Dan Ryan Expressway, serves the Red Line. During the closure of the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line from May through October 2013, Garfield station served as the terminus of several temporary bus routes in order to mitigate the effects of the closure. Each of the bus routes transferred passengers from the sites of closed Red Line stations south of 69th street to Garfield station, where fares were waived while the Red Line remained closed. [4] [5]

The station is close to the University of Chicago and is the closest 'L' station to the Museum of Science and Industry, although the museum is more than two miles away from the station. Customers looking to go to either of these destinations can take the 24/7 55 Garfield bus.

One station entrance is the oldest entrance on the CTA system. The entrance closed in 2000 and was filled in with cement in 2013. The front of the entrance remains. In June 2017, the University of Chicago announced plans to renovate the interior and reopen the former station entrance as a part of their Arts Block complex. [6]

Garfield Gateway Project

The $43 million project began on June 15, 2018 and was completed on January 10, 2019. [7] [8]

Bus connections

CTA

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