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
Station statistics
Address 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
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened May 22, 1907 (as Kildare Station)
Rebuilt 2002–03 (renamed Kostner Station)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Formerly Kildare
Passengers (2012) 141,187 Increase 4.8%
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


External links[edit]

Media related to Kostner (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons

Kostner CTA Station Exterior