Rockwell station (CTA)

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Rockwell CTA 060820.jpg
Location 4648 North Rockwell Street
Chicago, Illinois 60625
Coordinates 41°57′58″N 87°41′41″W / 41.966208°N 87.694720°W / 41.966208; -87.694720
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Yes
Opened December 14, 1907
Rebuilt 2006
Passengers (2017) 561,690[1]Decrease 2.9%
Rank 101 out of 143
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
Ravenswood Branch
toward Kimball
Brown Line
Brown Line
toward Belmont
Brown Line
Rush period special
(6-7 a.m.)
One-way operation
One-way operation
Brown Line
Rush period special
(7-9 a.m.)
toward Midway Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
Route map

Brown Line
west to Kimball
Rockwell St.
Brown Line
east to Loop

Rockwell is an 'L' station on the CTA's Brown Line. It is an at-grade station with a single island platform, located in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood. The adjacent stations are Francisco, which is located across the Chicago River about three eighths of a mile (0.6 km) to the west, and Western, located about a one-and-a-quarter-mile (2.0 km) to the east. Rockwell is the last station on the surface section of the Brown Line; between Rockwell and Western the line ascends and runs on elevated tracks for the rest of the route.


Rockwell is a surface level station with a single entrance/exit situated at 4648 North Rockwell Street between Leland Avenue and Eastwood Avenue in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago.[2] The area surrounding the station consists of mostly residential single family homes or two-flats, with a small neighborhood shopping district flanking the station entrance on Rockwell Street.[3]


Rockwell opened December 14, 1907 as part of Northwestern Elevated Railroad's Ravenswood branch.[4] The design of the original station house and platform canopy were similar to those that still exist at the neighboring Francisco Station. As part of the CTA's Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project the station was closed on February 20, 2006,[5] demolished and rebuilt. The new, ADA compliant, Rockwell station opened on August 16, 2006.[6]

Notes and references[edit]



  1. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – Calendar Year 2017" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Rockwell Station". CTA website. Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  3. ^ City of Chicago Zoning Map (Map). Chicago Department of Zoning. 2010. 
  4. ^ Borzo, Greg (2007). The Chicago "L". Arcadia Publishing. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-7385-5100-5. 
  5. ^ "Rockwell, Kedzie stations close today". Chicago Tribune: RedEye Edition. 2006-02-20. 
  6. ^ "Brown Line stops to reopen". Chicago Tribune: RedEye Edition. 2006-08-16. 

External links[edit]

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The original Rockwell Station in 2005