87th station

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CTA's 87th Street Red Line Station.jpg
The station in 2009
Location 15 West 87th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60620
Coordinates 41°44′07″N 87°37′29″W / 41.735372°N 87.624717°W / 41.735372; -87.624717
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Connections CTA bus
Structure type Surface Level
Disabled access Yes
Opened September 28, 1969
Rebuilt 2005–06 (renovation), 2013 (refurbished, new elevator installed)
Previous names 87th/State (Station Sign)
Passengers (2012) 1,506,362[1]Increase 95.5%
Rank 47 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
Route map
Red Line
north to Howard
87th St.
Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

87th is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Red Line. The station is located in the median of the Dan Ryan Expressway and serves the Chatham neighborhood. There are two entrances to the station, one on the south side of the 87th Street overpass which served as the only entrance from 1969 until 2006 and one on the north side of the overpass which was opened as part of the Dan Ryan Red Line Rehabilitation Project.


2013 renovation[edit]

The station in 2013

In 2013, the station was renovated with a new elevator installed (along with Garfield and 63rd) as part of the Red Line South Reconstruction project and made all the stations on the Dan Ryan branch accessible.[2]

Bus connections[edit]


  • #29 State
  • #87 87th (Owl 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 May 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ "CTA Red Line Dan Ryan Track Renewal". Chicago Transit Authority. transitchicago.com. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 

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