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Sheridan
CTA Sheridan 060723.jpg
Station statistics
Address 3940 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Coordinates 4000 N, 1000 W
Lines      Red Line      Purple Line (Cubs game days only)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened June 1, 1900
Rebuilt 1924
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Traffic
Passengers (2008) 1,602,522[1] 10.2%

Sheridan is an 'L' station on the CTA's Red Line. It is an elevated station with two island platforms, located at 3940 North Sheridan Road, in the of Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago's Lakeview community area. Sheridan is the closest 'L' stop to Graceland Cemetery, which is about one-half mile to the west on Irving Park Road. The Sheridan station is one of only two stations on the 'L' that is built on an S-curve, with Indiana on the Green Line being the other.

Although the station has two island platforms—potentially giving access to all four tracks that run through the station—normally only the Red Line, which runs on the inner tracks, stops at the station. The outside tracks are used during peak times by Purple Line trains, which typically pass through the station without stopping on the 'express' leg of their route between Howard and the Loop. Beginning spring 2007 and lasting through at least 2009, northbound and southbound Purple Line Express trains stop at Sheridan before Chicago Cubs weekday night games in order to provide more service to nearby Wrigley Field. Previously, trains had stopped at the Addison station to the south but that station does not have platform access to the express tracks as Sheridan does, which required Purple Line trains to cross over to the Red Line tracks. In order to prevent this from adding to delays caused by Brown Line construction, the stop was moved to Sheridan.[2]

The Purple Line stop at Sheridan may become permanent in order to provide additional rail capacity after bus service cuts which may be implemented if the CTA does not receive additional funding for operations.[3][4]

Bus connections

CTA

  • #X9 Ashland Express
  • #80 Irving Park
  • #X80 Irving Park Express
  • #151 Sheridan (Owl Service)

External links

Coordinates: 41°57′14″N 87°39′19″W / 41.953883°N 87.655269°W / 41.953883; -87.655269

References

  1. ^ "Rail Ridership by Branch and Entrance: December 2008" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority. http://www.transitchicago.com/assets/1/ridership_reports/2008-12.pdf. Retrieved 2009-04-06.  
  2. ^ CTA Provides Service to Wrigley Field This Baseball Season. Chicago Transit Authority. 2007-04-05. Retrieved on 2007-05-21.
  3. ^ Service Reductions and Fare Increases Effective September 16, 2007. Chicago Transit Authority. 2007-09-03 Retrieved on 2007-09-15.
  4. ^ CTA Statement on Postponing Service Reductions and Fare Increases. Chicago Transit Authority. 2007-09-14 Retrieved on 2007-09-15.
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
    Cubs game days only    
toward Linden
Purple Line
toward The Loop
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