Purple Line (CTA)
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.
A Purple Line train of 5000-series cars.
|Locale||Chicago, Evanston and Wilmette, Illinois, United States|
The Loop (weekday rush hours only)
|Stations||25 (weekday rush hours) |
11 (all other times)
|Daily ridership||10,187 (avg. weekday 2016)|
|Opened||July 31, 1949 (Current operation)|
|Operator(s)||Chicago Transit Authority|
|Character||Elevated and Grade Level|
|Line length||15 mi (24 km)|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Minimum radius||90 feet (27 m)|
|Electrification||Third rail, 600 V DC|