Pink Line (CTA)

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Pink Line
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A Pink Line train of 5000-series cars.
LocaleChicago and Cicero, Illinois, United States
The Loop
TypeRapid transit
SystemChicago "L"
Operator(s)Chicago Transit Authority
Rolling stock5000-series
Daily ridership33,737
(avg. weekday September 2012)
OpenedJune 25, 2006
Line length11.2 mi (18.0 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 Pink Line is an 11.2 mi (18.0 km) rapid transit line in Chicago, run by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) as part of the Chicago "L" system.

It is CTA's newest rail line and began operation for a 180-day trial period on June 25, 2006,[1] running between 54th/Cermak Station in Cicero, Illinois and the Loop in downtown Chicago. The route to the Loop follows tracks shared with Green Line trains on Lake Street, connected by the previously non-revenue Paulina Connector. In September 2012, the average weekday boardings on the Pink Line was 33,737. The Pink Line does not make any 'L' train transfers on the Douglas Branch.

The Pink Line operates between 54th/Cermak and the Loop, weekdays from 4:05 a.m. to 1:25 a.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 5:05 a.m. to 1:25 a.m.

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  1. "5 years of the CTA Pink Line". Chicago Tribune. Jun 29, 2011. Retrieved Aug 27, 2017.