Thorndale station (CTA)

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Thorndale
 
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Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
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General information
Location1118 West Thorndale Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Coordinates 41°59′24″N87°39′33″W / 41.990133°N 87.659082°W / 41.990133; -87.659082 Coordinates: 41°59′24″N87°39′33″W / 41.990133°N 87.659082°W / 41.990133; -87.659082
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Line(s) North Side Main Line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks4
Construction
Structure type Embankment
Bicycle facilitiesYes
History
OpenedFebruary 14, 1915;107 years ago (1915-02-14) [1]
Rebuilt1921, 2012
Passengers
2021340,467 [2] Increase2.svg 10.6%
Rank72 out of 143
Services
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
Granville
toward Howard
Red Line Bryn Mawr
      Purple Line does not stop here
Track layout
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Red Line
north to Howard
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Thorndale Ave.
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Purple Line Express
south to Loop
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Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

Thorndale is an 'L' station on the CTA's Red Line. It is located at 1118 West Thorndale Avenue in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The adjacent stations are Granville, located about one quarter mile to the north, and Bryn Mawr, about one half mile to the south. Four tracks pass through the station, but there is only a single island platform in the center of the tracks; Purple Line weekday rush hour express service use the outside tracks but do not stop at this station.

Contents

History

A temporary station opened at Thorndale in 1915. This was replaced with a permanent station built to a design by architect Charles P. Rawson in 1921 as part of a project by the Northwestern Elevated Railroad to raise the tracks between Wilson and Howard onto an embankment. [3]

Modernization

Closure of the Thorndale station (along with Lawrence, and Jarvis on the Red Line and South Boulevard and Foster on the Purple Line) was proposed in of three of the CTA's six potential options for the renovation of the Purple Line and northern section of the Red Line. [4] In two plans, the station would be replaced by new auxiliary entrances at Glenlake from Granville and Hollywood from Bryn Mawr. In the third, replacement would be by auxiliary entrances at Elmdale from a new subterranean station at Glenlake and at Hollywood from a new station at Bryn Mawr. [5]

Bus connections

CTA

Notes and references

Notes

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    References

    1. "New "L" Station Opened". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 15, 1915. p. 15.
    2. "Annual Ridership Report Calendar Year 2021" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 24, 2022. Retrieved June 3, 2022.
    3. Garfield, Graham. "Thorndale". Chicago "L".org. Retrieved 2008-08-22.
    4. Roberts, Bob (January 27, 2011). "CTA Riders Voice Their Opinions". CBS Chicago.com. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
    5. "Environmental Impact Statement Scoping Information" (PDF). North Red and Purple Modernization Project. Chicago Transit Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 24, 2011. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
    6. "36 Broadway (Bus Route Info)".