University station (CTA)

University was a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's Green Line; The station was located at 1200 East 63rd Street in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago. University opened on April 23, 1893.[1] From December 12, 1982,[2] until January 9, 1994, University served as the terminal of the Jackson Park Branch. The station closed on January 9, 1994, when the entire Green Line closed for a renovation project. University did not reopen with the rest of the Green Line on May 12, 1996. University was scheduled to be replaced by a new terminal at Dorchester. Instead the line was cut back to its current terminal at Cottage Grove.[3] The University station was demolished in September 1997 when the City of Chicago demolished the rest of the Jackson Park branch east of Cottage Grove.

University
 
6300S
1200E
Former Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
19920628 21 CTA South Side L 63rd & University.jpg
University station in June 1992
General information
Location1200 East 63rd Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Coordinates41°46′50″N 87°35′46″W / 41.78052°N 87.59622°W / 41.78052; -87.59622Coordinates: 41°46′50″N 87°35′46″W / 41.78052°N 87.59622°W / 41.78052; -87.59622
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)Jackson Park Branch
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2 tracks
Construction
Structure typeElevated
History
OpenedApril 23, 1893
ClosedJanuary 9, 1994
Previous namesLexington Avenue
Former services
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
Closed as part of the Green Line (from 1993)
Cottage Grove
toward 58th
Jackson Park branch Dorchester
Closed 1973

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Run Trains to Madison Avenue". Chicago Daily Tribune. April 23, 1893. p. 2.
  2. ^ "3 Jackson 'L' stations open again", by R. Bruce Dold (Tribune Transportation Writer); Chicago Tribune, December 13, 1982 (via Chicago "L".org)
  3. ^ Garfield, Graham. "University". Chicago-L.org. Retrieved April 7, 2010.