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Francisco Station
4648 N. Francisco Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
Station Status: closure

The Francisco station on the Brown Line reopened to rail service at 4 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2007.

Francisco is the fourth newly renovated station to reopen as part of the Brown Line capacity expansion project. Kimball station, which also closed with Francisco on September 15, reopened for service in January 2007. In August 2006, the Kedzie and Rockwell stations reopened for service following a six-month temporary closure.

A major portion of the reconstruction has been completed at Francisco including the complete rebuild of the historic station house and installation of a ramp which now makes the station accessible.  Along with a wheelchair accessible turnstile and tactile edging on the platform, additional customer amenities include brighter lighting, windbreaks, security cameras, benches and a new public address system.

Construction crews continue to work to complete construction even after the station opens for service. Additional work includes installing permanent station signs, original artwork, windows and continuing work to build a new auxiliary entrance at Sacramento on the west end of the station. (read more)

The Renovated Francisco Station
Exterior detail.

Click image for design presentation illustrating the renovated Francisco station.
The renovated Francisco station benefits 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
Ramps and accessible turnstiles meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
Modern and convenient features
More turnstiles to ease congestion and additional exits/entrances to improve the flow of customer traffic.
Support Francisco Businesses
Your favorite neighborhood businesses remained open during temporary closures of the Francisco station.


Francisco 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
Chicago blank
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