Purple Line (CTA)
Rapid transit line run by the Chicago Transit Authority
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.
|Locale||Chicago, Evanston and Wilmette, Illinois, United States|
The Loop (weekday rush hours only)
|Stations||25 (weekday rush hours) |
11 (all other times)
|Operator(s)||Chicago Transit Authority|
|Daily ridership||10,187 (avg. weekday 2016)|
|Opened||July 31, 1949 (Current operation)|
|Line length||15 mi (24 km)|
|Character||Elevated and Grade Level|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Minimum radius||90 feet (27 m)|
|Electrification||Third rail, 600 V DC|
- ↑ "Annual Ridership Report 2016" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2017.