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Loyola is an station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, served by the Red Line. It is located at 1200 West Loyola Avenue (directional coordinates 6550 north, 1200 west) in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The station sees heavy use by students from its nearby namesake, the Lakeshore Campus of Loyola University Chicago. The Red Line right-of-way runs directly through the southwest corner of the campus. [[image:Madrid-metro-1. ... Quincy L Station serving the Brown Line, Purple Line and Orange Line The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), founded on October 1, 1947, provides bus and rail mass transit services to the citizens of Chicago and several of the citys inner suburbs. ... The Chicago Elevated is the principal urban heavy rail and metro serving Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ... The Red Line (Howard-Dan Ryan) is a heavy rail line in Chicago, run by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) as part of the Chicago L system. ... Rogers Park or East Rogers Park is the northernmost neighborhood community of Chicago, Illinois, USA, bordering the City of Evanston and Howard Street to the north, Ridge Boulevard to the west, Lake Michigan to the east, and Devon Avenue to the south. ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... A right-of-way is an easement or strip of land granted to a railroad company upon which to build a railroad. ...

This is the third station at this location; the original opened in 1908 and was rebuilt in 1921, the current station was built in 1982. The entrance to the original station was on Loyola Avenue, but the new station's entrance is technically on the west side of Sheridan Road, ideally situated across the street from a heavily-used Loyola campus entrance. On Loyola Avenue, there is still a passageway leading to the turnstiles as well as an exit-only rotorgate. The station is accessible to those with disabilities. Turnstiles at Alewife subway station in Cambridge, Massachusetts A turnstile is a form of gate which allows movement of people into a building or venue, but not out. ... Easy Access is a term that describes among other things, the design of buildings, or transport so that anybody regardless of whether they are elderly, pushing a pram, or are disabled can use them. ...

The current platform is elevated on a fill embankment and an island between the southbound Red Line tracks to the west and the northbound Red Line tracks to the east. There is no platform access to the outside express tracks used by Purple Line Express trains. The platform is exceptionally long and narrow, over 1,000 feet (approximately 300 meters) in length. It is also somewhat curved to the northwest. The platform is split in half by an elevator shaft. Southbound trains stop at the north portion of the platform while northbound trains stop at the south portion, although these locations were reversed prior to August 1998. Both halves of the platform can handle eight-car trains, the typical car length in use on the Red Line. A viaduct carries a portion of the southern platform over Sheridan Road. The Purple Line (Evanston Service) of the Chicago Transit Authority is a 3. ... A set of elevators or lifts, in the lower level of a train station. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Torontos Bloor Street Viaduct bridges the Don valley; road traffic uses the upper deck, rail traffic uses the lower deck. ...

The station house itself is also fairly large and boasts a great deal of concession space. As of 2006, the Loyola station is home to a McDonald's restaurant, a Dunkin' Donuts, and a privately-owned newsstand. The latter two businesses are open twenty-four hours a day. 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants. ... Dunkin Donuts is an international doughnut purveyor founded in 1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts by William Rosenberg. ... A typical newsstand in New York City. ...

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