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Linden
 
500N
400W
Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
Linden station.jpg
Location 349 Linden Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
Coordinates 42°04′26″N 87°41′26″W / 42.07379°N 87.69056°W / 42.07379; -87.69056Coordinates: 42°04′26″N 87°41′26″W / 42.07379°N 87.69056°W / 42.07379; -87.69056
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Line(s) Evanston Branch
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking Aiga parking inv.svg 328 Spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened April 2, 1912
Rebuilt 1991–93
Previous names Linden-Wilmette (Station Sign)
Traffic
Passengers (2019) 296,321 Decrease 2.6%
Rank 130 out of 143
Services
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
Terminus Purple Line Central
toward Howard
Purple Line
Express
Central
toward Loop
(Clark/Lake)
Former services
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
Terminus Evanston Line Isabella
Closed 1973
toward Howard
Linden Avenue Terminal
Linden Gerber 060801.jpg
The original Linden station
Built 1912
Architect Arthur Gerber
Architectural style Prairie School
NRHP reference No. 84001002
Added to NRHP 1984
Track layout
to Linden Yard
to Linden Yard
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Linden is an 'L' station and the northern terminus of CTA's Purple Line. It is the only 'L' stop in Wilmette, Illinois, and is located at 349 Linden Avenue.

History

Linden
Linden destination sign

The original station opened in 1912, with a station house designed by Arthur Gerber added in 1913. In 1984, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. A new station was built close to the original station from October 1991 until September 1993; the original station house has since been converted into retail space.

Location

The station is located at 349 Linden Avenue in Wilmette, Illinois. It is the northernmost 'L' station in the CTA system, and it is the only remaining station on the Purple Line at ground level after the line descends from the elevated embankment shortly after crossing the North Shore Channel and entering Wilmette. An older station, the Linden Avenue Terminal, remains; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The station is only a few blocks west of the Baháʼí House of Worship, and is about a mile east of Metra's Wilmette station.

Bus connections

Pace

  • 421 Wilmette Avenue (weekday rush hours only)
  • 422 Linden CTA/Glenview/Northbrook Court (weekdays only)
  • 423 Linden CTA/The Glen/Harlem CTA (weekdays only)

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