Pink Line (CTA)
|Locale||Chicago and Cicero, Illinois, United States|
|Operator(s)||Chicago Transit Authority|
(avg. weekday September 2012)
|Opened||June 25, 2006|
|Line length||11.2 mi (18.0 km)|
|Character||Elevated and Street Level|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Minimum radius||90 feet (27 m)|
|Electrification||Third 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, 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.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Pink Line at CTA official site
- CTA Selects Winning Essay of Name the Line Contest Archived 2006-11-15 at the Wayback Machine - CTA Press Release on the Pink line
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "5 years of the CTA Pink Line". Chicago Tribune. Jun 29, 2011. Retrieved Aug 27, 2017.