Kostner (CTA Pink Line station)

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For the abandoned Congress Line station, see Kostner (CTA Congress Line station).
Kostner CTA Pink Line.jpg
Location 2019 South Kostner Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60623
Coordinates 41°51′14″N 87°44′00″W / 41.853751°N 87.733258°W / 41.853751; -87.733258
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access True
Opened May 22, 1907 (as Kildare Station)
Rebuilt 2002–03 (renamed Kostner Station)
Previous names Kildare
Passengers (2014) 173,759[1]Increase 11.8%
Rank 143 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward 54th/Cermak
Pink Line
toward The Loop
Route map
Pink Line
east to Loop
Kildare Ave.
Kostner Ave.
Pink Line
west to 54/Cermak

Kostner is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Pink Line. It is located in the K-Town neighborhood of the North Lawndale community area, often just referred to as Lawndale. Kostner station was originally opened as Kildare Station. During reconstruction in 2003, the station was renamed Kostner because the primary entrance was moved one block west to Kostner Avenue and the Kildare entrance became an auxiliary entrance.

Kostner has the lowest ridership of any station on the L, serving only 500 people on an average weekday.

Bus connections[edit]


  • #21 Cermak


  • #392 Little Village-United Parcel Service

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ Due to possible double-counting of physically-connected stations, the CTA's official 2014 tally of stations was 145, but for ridership purposes reported having only 143 stations.


  1. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2014" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. March 5, 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kostner (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons

Kostner CTA Station Exterior