Brown Line (CTA)

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Brown Line
Chicago Transit Authority Brown Line train.jpg
A Brown Line train of 3200 series cars.
LocaleChicago, Illinois, United States
The Loop, Belmont
TypeRapid transit
SystemChicago "L"
Operator(s)Chicago Transit Authority
Rolling stock3200-series
Daily ridership101,881 (avg. weekday in 2011)[1]
OpenedAugust 1, 1949 (Current operation)
Line length11.4 mi (18.3 km)
CharacterElevated and Street Level
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Minimum radius90 feet (27 m)
ElectrificationThird rail, 600 V DC

The Brown Line (or the Ravenswood Line) of the Chicago "L" system, is an 11.4-mile (18.3 km) route with 27 stations between Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood and downtown Chicago. It runs completely above ground and is almost entirely grade-separated. It is the third busiest 'L' route, with an average of 101,881 passengers boarding each weekday in 2011.[1]

The Brown Line operates to the Loop weekdays and Saturdays from 4:00 am to 1:30 am and on Sundays from 5:00 am to 1:30 am. The Brown Line Shuttle service, running only between Kimball and Belmont, runs from 4:00 am to 2:20 am on weekdays and Saturdays, and 5:00 am to 2:00 am on Sundays. At Belmont, southbound riders can transfer to the 24-hour Red Line.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Annual Ridership Report: Calendar Year 2011" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved 2012-05-31.

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