79th (CTA station)

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Station statistics
Address 15 West 79th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60620
Coordinates 41°45′02″N 87°37′30″W / 41.750419°N 87.625112°W / 41.750419; -87.625112
Connections CTA bus
Structure type Surface Level
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened September 28, 1969
Rebuilt 1977–80 (new entrance, elevator added), 2005–06 (renovation), 2013 (refurbished)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Formerly 79th/State (Station Sign)
Passengers (2012) 2,477,794 Decrease 2.2%
Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
Route map
Red Line
north to Howard
79th St.
Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

79th is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line. It was the first station on the Dan Ryan branch to feature an elevator for accessibility. The station's location is between the Greater Grand Crossing and Chatham neighborhoods.

Bus connections[edit]


  • #24 Wentworth
  • #29 State
  • #75 74th-75th
  • #79 79th (Owl Service)


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