Ashland/63rd station

Ashland/63rd is an 'L' station and the terminal of the CTA Green Line's Ashland branch, located in the West Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Situating at 6315 S. Ashland Avenue, the station contains a Park 'n' ride lot with 235 spaces as well as a Kiss 'n' Ride lane. This is one of two stations on the Green Line to be named Ashland. The other station is on the Lake Street branch and is shared between the Green and Pink Lines. The Red Line served this station from May 19, 2013 to October 20, 2013, April 3, 2017 to November 22, 2017, and July 30, 2018 to April 26, 2019.

Ashland/63rd
 
6300S
1600W
Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
Ashland63 CTA.jpg
General information
Location6315 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60636
Coordinates41°46′46″N 87°39′50″W / 41.77943°N 87.66393°W / 41.77943; -87.66393Coordinates: 41°46′46″N 87°39′50″W / 41.77943°N 87.66393°W / 41.77943; -87.66393
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)Ashland Branch
Platforms1 Island Platform
Tracks2 tracks
ConnectionsCTA bus
Construction
Structure typeElevated
ParkingAiga parking inv.svg 235 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedMay 6, 1969[1]
Previous namesAshland
Passengers
2020150,810[2]Decrease 50%
Rank122 out of 143
Services
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
Terminus Green Line Halsted
Former services
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
Terminus Green Line Racine
Closed 1994
Location

HistoryEdit

LoomisEdit

 
Former Loomis station prior to 1969 closure

Loomis was a station on the Englewood branch of the Chicago "L". Although other stations on the Englewood branch opened in stages, the station opened on July 13, 1907, concluding overall construction of the branch.[3] Despite improvements to the station, it was closed in 1969 when the new Ashland/63rd station opened two blocks west.[4]

Ashland/63rdEdit

The Ashland/63rd station opened on May 6, 1969 to replace the Loomis station. Though the station itself was not rebuilt during the course of the Green Line renovation in 1994-96, an elevator was added to the station to make it ADA accessible.[5]

Bus connectionsEdit

 
Ashland/63rd destination sign

CTA

  • 9 Ashland (Owl Service)
  • X9 Ashland Express (Weekday Rush Hours only)
  • 63 63rd (Owl Service)

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Notes and referencesEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ashland Terminal to Open". Chicago Tribune. May 5, 1969. p. 3.
  2. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – Calendar Year 2020" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 19, 2021. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  3. ^ Chicago Securities - Volume 18, p. 183, at Google Books
  4. ^ "Chicago L.org: Stations - Loomis Terminal". www.chicago-l.org.
  5. ^ "Chicago L.org: Stations - Ashland/63rd". www.chicago-l.org.

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