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Chicago and 26th

Chicago & 26th Street Station

Chicago & 26th Street - Station Plan PDF
Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Chicago & 26th Street
Platform location

Southbound: Farside of 26th Street, southwest corner

Northbound: Farside of 26th Street, northeast corner

In both directions, farside has adequate platform length available and is preferred to maximize transit signal priority potential.

*Final conditions to be developed during the engineering/design process.

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Chicago and 26th Street Station. Northbound far side 26th Street on Chicago Avenue. Southbound far side 26th Street on Chicago Avenue.

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Station spacing

Southbound: About 0.4 mi to Chicago-Lake Transit Center
Shorter station spacing than guidelines due to high-ridership segment.

Northbound: About 0.25 mi to Chicago & 24th Street
Shorter station spacing than guidelines due to high-ridership segment.

Existing ridership within
a block, or about 1/8 mile
(Fall 2016)

About 660 boardings per weekday

Platform location compared
to existing bus stop
Southbound and northbound: At opposite corner of existing bus stop
Connecting service Routes 27 and 39
Parking changes

Southbound: Reduction of about 3-5 parking spaces, due to the relocation and expansion of existing bus stop zone. Existing nearside bus stop zone cannot be converted to curbside parking due to right turn lane.

Northbound: Potential increase of about 3-5 parking spaces, due to the relocation of existing bus stop zone. Planned farside platform location is currently a no parking zone. Potential for existing nearside bus stop zone to be converted to curbside parking.

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Curb configuration

Southbound and northbound: Bumpout

Bumpouts will maximize operational efficiency and pedestrian space.

Platform length

Southbound and northbound: 60’ platform

Platforms will be designed to accommodate a 60’ BRT vehicle.

Other station locations considered: Chicago & 27th Street

The 2012 Arterial Transitway Corridor Study (ATCS) included a conceptual Chicago & 27th Street station. This station plan does not include a D Line station at Chicago and 27th Street.

Pedestrian access is blocked east of the intersection of Chicago Avenue and 27th Street by the Abbott Northwestern hospital campus. As an alternate option, 26th Street offers better connectivity to the street grid and more typical rapid bus operations at a signalized intersection.