Purple Line (CTA)

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Purple Line
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A Purple Line train of 5000-series cars.
TypeRapid transit
SystemChicago "L"
LocaleChicago, Evanston and Wilmette, Illinois, United States
The Loop (weekday rush hours only)
Stations25 (weekday rush hours)
11 (all other times)
Daily ridership10,187 (avg. weekday 2016)
OpenedJuly 31, 1949 (Current operation)
Operator(s)Chicago Transit Authority
CharacterElevated and Grade Level
Rolling stock5000-series
Line length15 mi (24 km)
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Minimum radius90 feet (27 m)
ElectrificationThird rail, 600 V DC

The Purple Line (or the Evanston Line) of the Chicago Transit Authority is a 3.9-mile (6.3 km) route on the northernmost section of the Chicago "L" rapid transit system. Normally, it extends south from Linden Avenue in Wilmette, passing through Evanston to Howard Street, on Chicago's north side. In 2016, the average weekday boardings on the Purple Line was 10,187.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Annual Ridership Report 2016" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved 22 May 2017.

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