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Chicago & 52nd Street Station

Chicago & 52nd Street - Station Plan PDF
Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Intersection 
location
Chicago & 52nd Street
Platform location

Southbound: Farside of 52nd Street on southwest corner

Northbound: Farside of 52nd Street on northeast corner

Farside locations have adequate platform length available. Compared to nearside, farside location improves sightlines at 2-way stop controlled intersection.

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

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Chicago and 52nd Street Station. Northbound far side 52nd Street on Chicago Avenue. Southbound far side 52nd Street on Chicago Avenue.

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Station spacing

Southbound: About 0.5 mi to Chicago & 56th Street
Within guidelines of about half-mile average station spacing.

Northbound: About 0.5 mi to Chicago & 48th Street
Within guidelines of about half-mile average station spacing.

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

About 35 boardings per weekday

Platform location compared
to existing bus stop

Southbound: At opposite corner of existing bus stop

Northbound: At existing bus stop

Connecting service No connecting transit service
Parking changes

Southbound: Reduction of about 2-3 parking spaces, due to the relocation and expansion of existing bus stop zone
Potential for existing nearside bus stop zone to be converted to curbside parking.

Northbound: Reduction of about 1-2 parking spaces, due to the expansion of existing bus stop zone

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 & 54th Street

The 2012 Arterial Transitway Corridor Study (ATCS) included a conceptual Chicago & 54th Street station. This station plan does not include a D Line station at Chicago & 54th Street.

Constructability

  • Driveway access substantially limits available platform length at three out of four corners at Chicago and 54th Street. As a result, a station at this location is not feasible.

Ridership

  • In addition, ridership is substantially lower at 54th Street (about 20 total daily weekday boardings) compared to 56th Street (about 70).

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