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Armitage Station
944-46 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Station Status:

Main Entrance to Armitage Station
Reopened June 5

Armitage entrance
Armitage station main entrance

The Armitage main station entrance reopened Thursday, June 5, 2008. The newly renovated station is now accessible to customers with disabilities. The temporary station located on the south side of Armitage will close and be demolished over the next few weeks.

The Armitage station is the 10th station out of 18 to be renovated as part of the Brown Line capacity expansion project. Major improvements include longer platforms to accommodate eight-car trains, elevators and accessible turnstiles, wider stairways to improve platform access, more turnstiles to ease congestion, and additional exits and entrances to improve the flow of customer traffic.

The temporary entrance has been in place since July 2007, while CTA continued work to rebuild the Armitage station and extend platforms.

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Armitage turnstiles
Turnstiles at renovated main entrance at Armitage station

Armitage Brown Line Station Entrance Temporarily Relocated

On Monday, July 23, 2007, the Chicago Transit Authority temporarily relocated the entrance to the Armitage station on the Brown Line. The new temporary entrance is on the south side of Armitage - across the street from the previous entrance. The turnstiles, farecard vending machines and temporary customer assistant kiosk have been moved to the new temporary station entrance as well.

The temporary entrance is expected to be in place until early 2008 while CTA continues work to rebuild the Armitage station and extend platforms.

CTA’s #73 Armitage bus, which provides direct service to the Armitage station, is not affected.

The Renovated Armitage Station
Click image for rendering illustrating the renovated Armitage station.
The renovated Armitage station will benefit all Brown Line customers with:
Longer platforms that accommodate longer trains
Eight-car trains (two additional cars) means more customers can board.
Accessibility for everyone
Elevators and accessible turnstiles meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
Modern and convenient features
Wider stairways to improve platform access, more turnstiles to ease congestion and additional exits/entrances to improve the flow of customer traffic.

Support Armitage Businesses

Your favorite neighborhood businesses will remain open during any temporary closures of the Armitage station. It’s important to support these businesses during construction periods.

Armitage Station area businesses
As of
kimball brownline complete
kedzie brownline complete
Francisco complete
Rockwell complete
Western complete
Damen closure
Montrose complete
Irving Park closure
Addison complete
Paulina paulina status
Southport closure
belmont belmont status
Wellington blank
Diversey closure
Fullerton blank
Armitage blank
sedgwick complete
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