Sheridan (CTA station)

Sheridan (CTA station)

Location 3940 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
  Red Line
  Purple Line (Cubs game days/AM rush southbound only )
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4 (only 3 in use, 2015-2016)[1]
Structure type Elevated
Opened May 31, 1900
Rebuilt 1916, 1930
Passengers (2014) 1,823,423[2] 1.5%
Rank 37 out of 143[1]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
toward 95th/Dan Ryan
toward Linden
Purple Line
Cubs games and AM southbound trains only
toward The Loop
Route map
Purple Line Express
west to Linden
Red Line
west to Howard
Sheridan Road
Purple Line Express
east to Loop
Red Line
east to 95th/Dan Ryan

Sheridan is an 'L' station on the CTA's Red Line. It is an elevated station with two island platforms, located at 3940 North Sheridan Road, in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago's Lakeview community area. Sheridan is the closest 'L' stop to Graceland Cemetery, which is about one-half mile to the west on Irving Park Road. The Sheridan station is one of only two stations on the 'L' that is built on an S-curve, with Indiana on the Green Line being the other.


  • History 1
    • Purple Line connections 1.1
    • Red & Purple Modernization Project 1.2
  • Bus connections 2
  • Station layout 3
  • Notes and references 4
    • Notes 4.1
    • References 4.2
  • External links 5


Purple Line connections

Beginning spring 2007 and lasting through 2009, northbound and southbound Purple Line Express trains stop at Sheridan before Chicago Cubs weekday night games in order to provide more service to nearby Wrigley Field. Previously, trains had stopped at the Addison station to the south but that station does not have platform access to the express tracks as Sheridan does, which required Purple Line trains to cross over to the Red Line tracks. In order to prevent this from adding to delays caused by the Brown Line reconstruction, the stop was moved to Sheridan.[3] Recently, Inbound Express Purple Line has begun stopping at Sheridan as well as Wilson and Addison during Morning Rush Hour.

Red & Purple Modernization Project

As part of the recommended Red & Purple Modernization Project, the Sheridan station will potentially be replaced with a new Irving Park station if the CTA decides not to go with the "no action" alternative.[4]

Until 2016, AM Loop-bound Purple Line express will share 95th/Dan Ryan-bound Red Line Tracks, due to the Wilson station reconstruction.[5]

Bus connections


  • #80 Irving Park
  • #151 Sheridan

Station layout

Although the station has two island platforms—potentially giving access to all four tracks that run through the station—normally only the Red Line, which runs on the inner tracks, stops at the station. The outside tracks are used during weekday rush hours by Purple Line Express trains, which typically pass through the station without stopping on the express leg of their route between Howard and the Loop.

Notes and references


  1. ^ Due to possible double-counting of physically-connected stations, the CTA's official 2014 tally of stations was 145, but for ridership purposes reported having only 143 stations.


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2014" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. March 5, 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  3. ^ CTA Provides Service to Wrigley Field This Baseball Season. Chicago Transit Authority. 2007-04-05. Retrieved on 2007-05-21.
  4. ^ "Red & Purple Line Modernization Alternatives Being Considered".  
  5. ^

External links

  • Sheridan Station Page at Chicago-'L'.org
  • Train schedule (PDF) at CTA official site
  • Sheridan Station Page CTA official site
  • Sheridan Road entrance from Google Maps Street View