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Diversey Station
943 W. Diversey Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60657
Station Status:

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New Diversey Stationhouse Opened
August 4

Major Renovations Completed at Diversey Brown Line Station

The new Diversey station entrance opened on Monday, August 4, 2008. The new stationhouse, located on the south side of the street, is across the street from the old historic stationhouse.

Elevators at the new stationhouse make Diversey station newly accessible to customers with disabilities.  Diversey is the eleventh of 18 stations to be completed as part of the Brown Line capacity expansion project. With the reopening of the new Diversey stationhouse, a total of 84 out of 144 CTA 'L' stations are accessible.

The new stationhouse includes these customer-convenient features:

  • Longer platforms to accommodate eight-car trains
  • Elevators and accessible turnstiles
  • Brighter lighting
  • Tactile edging on the platform
  • Refurbished canopies and new benches
  • New signage including Braille signs
  • Bike rack

CTA opened a temporary station at Diversey on March 30, 2008. Using a temporary station made it possible to reopen for service nearly three months earlier than originally planned.

Temporary Station Opened at Diversey on March 30

On March 30, 2008, the CTA opened a temporary station at Diversey and reopened the Southport station. Both stations had been closed for construction and are now able to accommodate eight-car trains.

Using a temporary station at Diversey will make it possible to reopen for service nearly three months earlier than originally planned. Work to install elevators and complete the stationhouse at Diversey will continue throughout the spring.

Read more about eight-car trains.

Diversey Station Temporarily Closed on June 25  for Renovation
On Monday, June 25, 2007, the Diversey station on the Brown Line temporarily closed for 12 months while construction crews work to upgrade and extend platforms, rebuild the station house and make the station accessible to customers with disabilities.

The adjacent stations Wellington and Fullerton remain open during the temporary closure of the Diversey station so customers may continue to use them to access Brown Line service.

Improvements to the Diversey station will include a new stationhouse, elevator access to each platform, a wheelchair accessible turnstile, longer platforms to accommodate eight-car trains instead of the current six-car trains, security cameras, brighter lighting, tactile edging on the platforms and an upgraded public address system.

The Diversey station is located in an area where existing CTA service is plentiful. In addition to nearby rail stations, there are six existing CTA bus routes that provide service near Diversey station on weekdays and weekends:

  • #8 Halsted
  • #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick
  • #22 Clark
  • #36 Broadway
  • #74 Fullerton
  • #76 Diversey

Complete news release

Alternate service options - PDF

The Renovated Diversey Station
Click image for concept sketch illustrating the renovated Diversey station.


The renovated Diversey 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.
Southport, Diversey, Wellington and Paulina Stations
Meet the Contractor presentation and project outline (PDF)

Support Diversey Businesses

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

Diversey 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 complete
sedgwick complete
Chicago blank
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