Garfield station (CTA Green Line)
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. 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.
|Chicago 'L' rapid transit station|
|Location||320 East Garfield Boulevard|
Chicago, Illinois 60615
|Coordinates||41°47′40″N 87°37′06″W / 41.79454°N 87.61835°WCoordinates: 41°47′40″N 87°37′06″W / 41.79454°N 87.61835°W|
|Owned by||Chicago Transit Authority|
|Line(s)||South Side Elevated|
|Platforms||2 Side platforms|
|Opened||October 12, 1892|
|Previous names||55th Street|
|Rank||125 out of 143|
Another Garfield station, 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.
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.
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.
Garfield Gateway ProjectEdit
The $43 million project began on June 15, 2018 and was completed on January 10, 2019.
- 55 Garfield (Owl Service)
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- ^ "South Side Alley Elevated Road". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 13, 1892. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.
- ^ "Alternative Service Information". Chicago Transit Authority. Archived from the original on April 18, 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
- ^ Cox, Ted (21 February 2013). "Red Line Construction Will Mean Free Rides for Some CTA Riders". DNAinfo.com. Archived from the original on 24 November 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
- ^ "University of Chicago to renovate, reopen historic CTA Green Line station". UChicago News. June 14, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
- ^ Dudek, Mitch (January 10, 2019). "Garfield Green Line station facelift completed". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on January 10, 2019.
- ^ Koziarz, Jay (January 10, 2019). "CTA completes $43M overhaul of Garfield Green Line stop in Washington Park". Curbed Chicago.