CHICAGO — CTA’s Pink Line recently celebrated 10 years of operation.
The line began service on June 25, 2006. Trains run between the 54th/Cermak station in Cicero, Ill., and the Chicago Loop downtown.
Before the launch on Pink Line service, trains served 54th/Cermak as part of the Blue Line. In launching Pink Line service, the CTA restored a section of track known as the Paulina Connector.
“Ten years ago we launched Pink Line service with the goal of providing more access to rail service to customers on the city’s West Side,” CTA President Dorval R. Carter Jr. said in a news release. “Since then, the Pink Line has provided 50 million rides and we are proud of the important role it has served in connecting people, jobs and communities.”
CTA says the service has been popular among riders. Ridership on the Pink Line has increased by 35 percent on the 54th/Cermak branch since 2006.