79th station

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79th cta red line.jpg
Location 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
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Connections CTA bus
Structure type Surface Level
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Opened September 28, 1969
Rebuilt 1977–80 (new entrance, elevator added), 2005–06 (renovation), 2013 (refurbished)
Previous names 79th/State (Station Sign)
Passengers (2015) 2,507,871[1]Increase 3.7%
Rank 19 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
Dan Ryan Branch
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.

79th was closed from May 2013 to October 2013 for the Red Line South Reconstruction Project.[2]

Bus connections[edit]


  • 8A South Halsted
  • 24 Wentworth
  • 29 State
  • 75 74th/75th
  • 79 79th (Owl Service)

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. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – 2015" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 13, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.transitchicago.com/dr-track/

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