CTA BUS ASSIGNMENTS - 1983-1991

General description of types of buses assigned to each garage during this period. Prior to 1983, nearly all garages had some Flxible and General Motors buses built in the 1960's. The arrival of the 7100's, 9800's, and 1600's in 1983 resulted in the retirement of all buses built prior to the 3700's. And the arrival of the 4000's in 1985 resulted in the retirement of all buses built prior to the 1970's, except for the narrow 3700's required for use on the Lake Street route.

In 1984, the new Kedzie Garage opened. And Lawndale Garage, which had been temporarily reopened to allow for the Kedzie Garage replacement, was closed. Lawndale Garage was reopened in 1986, when North Avenue Garage was closed.

In 1988, 103rd St. Garage opened, and Beverly Garage was closed. Some shifting of buses was done at that time, also involving 77th St. Garage.


ARCHER GARAGE

1000's (GM-1972)
7400's (GM-1973)
9600's (GM-1977)
7100's (M.A.N.-1983-articulated)


BEVERLY GARAGE (closed 1988)

7400's (GM-1973)
9800's (Flyer-1983)


FOREST GLEN GARAGE

1000's (GM-1972)
9000's (GM-1975)
9600's (GM-1977)
9800's (Flyer-1983)
1600's (Flyer-1983)
3700's (Flxible-1968, retired 1985)


KEDZIE GARAGE (opened 1984)

3700's (Flxible-1969-narrow)
4000's (M.A.N.-1985)
9000's (GM-1975)


LAWNDALE GARAGE (closed 1984/reopened 1986)

9000's (GM-1975)


LIMITS GARAGE

9000's (GM-1975)


NORTH AVENUE GARAGE (closed 1986)

1000's (GM-1972)
9000's (GM-1975)
9800's (Flyer-1983)
3700's (Flxible-1969-narrow, to Kedzie 1984)


NORTH PARK GARAGE

7400's (GM-1973)
9600's (GM-1977)
4000's (M.A.N.-1985)
7000's (M.A.N.-1979-articulated)
7100's (M.A.N.-1983-articulated)
3700's (Flxible-1968, retired 1985)


103RD GARAGE (opened 1988)

7400's (GM-1973)
7100's (M.A.N.-1983-articulated)
4000's (M.A.N.-1985)


69TH GARAGE

7400's (GM-1973)
9000's (GM-1975)
4000's (M.A.N.-1985)


77TH GARAGE

1000's (GM-1972)
7400's (GM-1973)
9600's (GM-1977)
4000's (M.A.N.-1985, to 103rd 1988)
7100's (M.A.N.-1983-articulated, to 103rd 1988)
9800's (Flyer-1983, from Beverly 1988)