35th–Bronzeville–IIT station

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20110327 33 CTA Green Line L @ 35th Bronzeville IIT.jpg
View northwest from the station, toward IIT's State Street Village.
Location 16 East 35th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Coordinates 41°49′54″N 87°37′33″W / 41.831677°N 87.625826°W / 41.831677; -87.625826
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2 tracks
Connections CTA buses
Structure type Elevated
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Opened June 6, 1892
Rebuilt 1965, 1996
Previous names 35th Street, Tech-35th
Passengers (2015) 666,184[1]Decrease 5.2%
Rank 95 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
South Side Elevated
toward Harlem/Lake
Green Line

35th–Bronzeville–IIT (formerly Tech–35th) is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, located in the Chicago, Illinois neighborhood of Douglas and serving the Green Line. It is situated at 16 E 35th Street, just east of State Street.

The station opened on June 6, 1892.[2] In October 1962, the station, then known as "Tech-35th", caught fire. The northbound platform was destroyed, and service between the adjacent Cermak and Indiana stations was suspended for four days.[3] The station operated using temporary platforms until its renovation in 1965.

Currently, the station serves the historic neighborhood of Bronzeville as well as the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, including Shimer College, which is located immediately across State Street from the station. The station also serves Guaranteed Rate Field, though the Red Line station of Sox–35th is closer. In April 2011, a new Metra station opened between the two CTA stations, providing a convenient transfer point for those traveling to and from the suburbs.

The station features a farecard-only entrance at 3400S, on what would normally be 34th Street.

Walt Disney worked here as a guard and gate man as a teenager in 1918.[4][5][6]


Bus connections[edit]


  • 29 State
  • 31 31st
  • 35 31st/35th

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ Due to possible double-counting of physically-connected stations, the CTA's official 2015 tally of stations was 146, but for ridership purposes reported having only 143 stations.


  1. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2015" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 11, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Running on the "L."". Chicago Daily Tribune. June 7, 1892. p. 9. 
  3. ^ "35th St.-Bronzeville-IIT". April 2018. 
  4. ^ Jim Korkis (2013-05-22). "Chicago Walt". MousePlanet. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  5. ^ Patrick T. Reardon (2006-11-21). "Disney in Chicagoland". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  6. ^ Werner Weiss (2008-12-05). "Walt Disney in Chicago". Yesterland. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 

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