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.[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.

Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
Southbound platform at Garfield (Green), looking north (51287949338).jpg
Southbound platform at Garfield station in July 2021.
General information
Location320 East Garfield Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60615
Coordinates41°47′40″N 87°37′06″W / 41.79454°N 87.61835°W / 41.79454; -87.61835Coordinates: 41°47′40″N 87°37′06″W / 41.79454°N 87.61835°W / 41.79454; -87.61835
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)South Side Elevated
Platforms2 Side platforms
Tracks2 tracks
ConnectionsCTA bus
Structure typeElevated
ParkingAiga parking inv.svg 117 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
OpenedOctober 12, 1892
Rebuilt2000–01, 2018–19
Previous names55th Street
2020146,905[1]Decrease 54.5%
Rank125 out of 143
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
51st Green Line King Drive
Green Line Halsted
Former services
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
51st Green Line
Closed 1994

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.[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.

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 ProjectEdit

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

Bus connectionsEdit


  • 55 Garfield (Owl Service)

Image galleryEdit


  1. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – Calendar Year 2020" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 19, 2021. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  2. ^ "Buy Walking Shoes". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 11, 1892. p. 2 – via  
  3. ^ "South Side Alley Elevated Road". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 13, 1892. p. 9 – via  
  4. ^ "Alternative Service Information". Chicago Transit Authority. Archived from the original on April 18, 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  5. ^ Cox, Ted (21 February 2013). "Red Line Construction Will Mean Free Rides for Some CTA Riders". Archived from the original on 24 November 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  6. ^ "University of Chicago to renovate, reopen historic CTA Green Line station". UChicago News. June 14, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  7. ^ Dudek, Mitch (January 10, 2019). "Garfield Green Line station facelift completed". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on January 10, 2019.
  8. ^ Koziarz, Jay (January 10, 2019). "CTA completes $43M overhaul of Garfield Green Line stop in Washington Park". Curbed Chicago.

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