Re: Logan Square subway stop - Why so long?
Date: October 20, 2012 01:10PM
Please bear with me while I try to explain this! This why the CTA changed A-B trains.
If I remember correctly, when they built the Logan Square subway station, they had two train stops there. The CTA use to use the system of A or B trains. Some stops were A stops, some were B stops, Then they had A-B stops were both trains would stop at these stations. Logan Square subway was a A-B stop, but the A-train would stop at a different location than the B-train. One further down the platform. When the CTA did away with these A-B trains and stops around 1995 and the trains would stop at every station instead of skipping a station, they still use to stop twice in the Logan Subway Station. Then they changed it only to one stop at Logan Square around 1997. I heard that it took to long to stop there because of the two stops in the station.
For the life of me, I know the walk that you are talking about. I use to get off at Logan Square some times to visit my friend and make that walk.
For info on CTA AB trains you can read more at:
When I lived in Logan Square in the 1960's, the train would end at Logan Square and then you would have walk downstairs from the platform and get on a bus to go further up Milwaukee Avenue or catch another bus line. That was a major CTA hub back then with the buses and the terminal there.
I hope that this help a little.