Sheridan station (CTA)

Location 3940 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Coordinates 41°57′14″N 87°39′19″W / 41.953883°N 87.655269°W / 41.953883; -87.655269
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
  Purple Line Express
(Cubs rush only)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4 (only 3 in use)[1]
Structure type Elevated
Opened May 31, 1900
Rebuilt 1916, 1930
Passengers (2017) 1,726,236[2] 7.3%
Rank 35 out of 143
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
North Side Main Line
toward Howard
Red Line
Red Line
Rush period special
toward Ashland/63rd
One-way operation
Purple Line
Cubs Express
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 Lakeview 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 remaining 'L' stations that were built on S-curves; Indiana on the Green Line is the other.


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]

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]

From March 6, 2015 until October 23, 2017, all Loop-bound Purple Line express trains shared tracks with 95th-bound Red Line trains (and stopped during AM rush hours), due to the Wilson station reconstruction.[1]

Bus connections


  • X9 Ashland Express (weekday rush hours only)
  • 80 Irving Park
  • 151 Sheridan

Station layout

The station has two island platforms—potentially giving access to all four tracks that run through the station—only the Red Line, which runs on the inner tracks, stops at the station.

Notes and references



    1. 1 2
    2. "Annual Ridership Report Calendar Year 2017" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
    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". Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
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