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Green Line (CTA)

rapid transit line, part of the Chicago 'L' system

The Green Line is a rapid transit line on the Chicago Transit Authority's "L" system. It is the only completely elevated route in the entire system.[1] It utilizes the system's oldest segments (dating back to 1892), extending 20.695 miles (33.305 km) with 30 stops between Forest Park and Oak Park (Harlem/Lake), through Chicago's West Side to the Loop, and then to the South Side and Englewood (Ashland/63rd) and Woodlawn (Cottage Grove/63rd).

Green Line
Green Line at 51st Street.jpg
A Green Line train of 5000-series cars.
Overview
TypeRapid transit
SystemChicago "L"
StatusOperational
LocaleChicago, Oak Park and Forest Park, Illinois, United States
TerminiHarlem
Ashland/63rd, Cottage Grove
Stations30
Daily ridership70,554
(avg. weekday September 2012)
WebsiteCTA Green Line
Operation
OpenedFebruary 21, 1993 (Current operation)
Operator(s)Chicago Transit Authority
CharacterElevated
Rolling stock5000-series
Technical
Line length20.695 mi (33.305 km)
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Minimum radius90 feet (27 m)
ElectrificationThird rail, 600 V DC
Route map
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As of September 2012, the average number weekday boardings on the Green Line is 70,554. The Green Line operates between Harlem/Lake and Cottage Grove, weekdays from 4:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., and between Harlem/Lake and Ashland/63rd, weekdays from 3:50 a.m. to 1:05 a.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 4:50 a.m. to 1:05 a.m.

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