|Chicago 'L' rapid transit station|
|Location||15 West 95th Street|
Chicago, Illinois 60620
|Owned by||Chicago Transit Authority|
|Line(s)||Dan Ryan Branch|
|Platforms||1 Island platform|
|Connections||CTA Buses |
|Structure type||Expressway median|
|Opened||September 28, 1969|
|Rebuilt||2000–01 (elevator added, minor renovations), 2003 (bus terminal renovations), 2014–19 (station expansion and reconstruction)|
|Previous names||95th, 95th/State (Station Sign)|
|Passengers (2017)||3,261,146 6%|
|Rank||12 out of 143|
95th/Dan Ryan (or 95th in station announcements) is a rapid transit station on the Chicago "L" system in the median of the Dan Ryan Expressway and serving Chicago's Roseland neighborhood. Currently, it serves as the southern terminus of the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line, and is the southernmost CTA station. This station was the system's twelfth busiest in 2017. Trains take approximately 30 minutes to travel to the Loop, and 60 minutes to reach Howard.
It is the only CTA rail terminal located in an expressway (except for UIC-Halsted, which is the terminal for Blue Line trains during weekday rush hours), and also one of the only terminals with no park-and-ride lot. Like Howard, this station has a bus terminal and connects to CTA and Pace buses, but unlike Howard, it also connects to Greyhound buses.
Though the station is named 95th/Dan Ryan, no CTA train announcement says it that way. Before the CTA changed the name of 95th/Dan Ryan to simply 95th, the destination signs, the station signs, and other signs labeled it as 95/Dan Ryan. This is because of the old CTA maps labeling it as "95".
Approximately 50,000 people go through the terminal every day. Many commuters from the far south side or south suburbs connect to 95th Street via the CTA and Pace bus systems. 95th/Dan Ryan is the southernmost stop in the CTA system.
95th/Dan Ryan Terminal Improvement Project
After the Red Line South Reconstruction project was completed in October 2013, The CTA did an improvement project that costed $280 million, and expanded, improved and rebuilt the entire 95th/Dan Ryan terminal; the station remained open during the project, the project began on September 22, 2014. The entire project was completed on April 27, 2019, with the reopening of the Red Line train platform under the South Terminal building, which became a walkway, the new and expanded terminal has a pedestrian bridge that connects the North and South Terminal buildings, four customer assistant booths, two on the outside of the station, one in the North Terminal and one in the South Terminal, six station entrances, four at the North Terminal and two at the South Terminal, additional escalators, elevators and stairs, additional turnstiles and Ventra card machines, additional bike racks, security cameras, and more bus boarding areas than the old station.
Since the 1970s, the city of Chicago has been vowing to extend the CTA Red Line south of 95th/Dan Ryan. And for a good reason: 95th/Dan Ryan has become overcrowded, with the station filled to capacity during weekday rush hours. Riders have complained about the inconveniences associated with bus-to-train transfers: long waits, long rides, and crowded conditions. On January 26, 2018, the final alignment for the extension was announced. The extension would run west of the existing Union Pacific Railroad tracks from I-57 to 109th Street, then cross over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and run east of the tracks until crossing the Metra Electric tracks near 119th Street, and continuing at-grade to 130th Street, three new stations would be built at 103rd, 111th, and Michigan, a new yard and shop would be built at 120th Street, and a new terminal station would be built at 130th. if the CTA can get the funding for the $2.3 billion extension, construction on the extension would begin in 2022 and would be completed in 2026.
- N5 South Shore Night Bus (Owl Service)
- N9 Ashland Night Bus (Owl Service)
- 29 State
- 34 South Michigan (Owl Service)
- 95 95th
- 100 Jeffery Manor Express (Weekday Rush Hours only)
- 103 West 103rd
- 106 East 103rd
- 108 Halsted/95th (Weekdays only)
- 111 111th/King Drive
- 112 Vincennes/111th
- 115 Pullman/115th
- 119 Michigan/119th
- 352 Halsted
- 353 95th/River Oaks/Homewood
- 359 Robbins/South Kedzie Avenue
- 381 95th Street
- 395 95th/Dan Ryan CTA Station/UPS Hodgkins (Weekday UPS shifts only)
- 772 Brookfield Zoo Express/CTA Red Line (Memorial Day through Labor Day on weekends only)
Notes and references
- "Annual Ridership Report – Calendar Year 2017" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
- "Red Line Trains" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority.
- "Greyhound.com Locations: Chicago 95th & Dan Ryan, Illinois". Greyhound. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
- 95th/Dan Ryan Station Page at Chicago-'L'.org
- Train schedule (PDF) at CTA official site
- 95th/Dan Ryan Station Page CTA official site
- Greyhound Chicago 95th & Dan Ryan Station
- State Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Lafayette Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
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