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Pink Line (CTA)

rapid transit line in Chicago, Illinois

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.

Pink Line
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A Pink Line train of 5000-series cars.
Overview
TypeRapid transit
SystemChicago "L"
StatusOperational
LocaleChicago and Cicero, Illinois, United States
Termini54th/Cermak
The Loop
Stations22
Daily ridership33,737
(avg. weekday September 2012)
Operation
OpenedJune 25, 2006
Operator(s)Chicago Transit Authority
CharacterElevated and Street Level
Rolling stock5000-series
Technical
Line length11.2 mi (18.0 km)
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Minimum radius90 feet (27 m)
ElectrificationThird rail, 600 V DC

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.