Addison station (CTA Brown Line)

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Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
Addison CTA Brown 071230.jpg
Location1818 West Addison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Coordinates41°56′49″N 87°40′29″W / 41.946972°N 87.674728°W / 41.946972; -87.674728Coordinates: 41°56′49″N 87°40′29″W / 41.946972°N 87.674728°W / 41.946972; -87.674728
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)Ravenswood Branch
Platforms2 Side platforms
Structure typeElevated
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
OpenedMay 18, 1907[1]
Previous namesAddison/Lincoln (Station Sign)
2019724,269[2]Decrease 0.4%
Rank90 out of 143
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
Irving Park
toward Kimball
Brown Line Paulina
Track layout
Brown Line
north to Kimball
Lincoln Ave.
Addison St.
Brown Line
south to Loop

Addison is an 'L' station on the CTA's Brown Line. It is an elevated station with two side platforms, located at 1818–20 West Addison Street in Chicago's North Center neighborhood. The stations that are adjacent to Addison are Irving Park, one-half mile (0.80 km) to the north, and Paulina, about three-eighths mile (0.60 km) to the southeast.


Addison station in July 2006, before reconstruction

Addison Station opened in 1907 as part of the Northwestern Elevated Railroad's Ravenswood branch.[3]

Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project

The Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project aims to allow eight car trains on the Brown Line by the extension of the platforms at all stations. At the same time all Brown Line stations are being upgraded to meet ADA requirements. On December 2, 2006, Addison Station closed for 12 months to be rebuilt as part of this project.[4] The station reopened on December 3, 2007, the same day which the Irving Park station closed for renovations.

Bus connections


  • 152 Addison

Notes and references



  1. ^ "New 'L' Line Operated". Chicago Daily Tribune. May 19, 1907. p. 11.
  2. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2019" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 13, 2020. Retrieved March 19, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Addison. Chicago-"L".org (URL accessed October 17, 2006).
  4. ^ Montrose and Addison Brown Line Stations to Temporarily Close on December 2 for Renovation. CTA Press Release (URL accessed November 3, 2006).

External links

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