Addison station (CTA Blue Line)

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This article is about the Addison station on the CTA Blue Line. For other uses, see Addison#Transit.
Addison Blue Line.jpg
Location 3622 West Addison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60618
Coordinates 41°56′51″N 87°43′09″W / 41.94738°N 87.71906°W / 41.94738; -87.71906Coordinates: 41°56′51″N 87°43′09″W / 41.94738°N 87.71906°W / 41.94738; -87.71906
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Structure type Surface Level
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Opened February 1, 1970
Rebuilt 2016
Passengers (2015) 949,756[1]Increase 8.4% (CTA)
Rank 77 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward O'Hare
Blue Line
toward Forest Park
Route map
Kennedy Expressway
Reversible lanes
Blue Line
northwest to O'Hare
Addison St.
Blue Line
southeast to Forest Park

Addison is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Blue Line. It is also the only station whose coordinates are equal (3600 N/3600 W). It is the first station in the median of the Kennedy Expressway located between the Avondale neighborhood and Irving Park neighborhood. The Villa District is accessible by this station.


Addison station opened in 1970 as part of an extension of the West-Northwest route to Jefferson Park in the median of the Kennedy Expressway, similar to that of Montrose Station. During rush hour, trains bound for O'Hare Airport run every 4-10 minutes while trains headed for the Loop and Forest Park run every 3-10 minutes. From Addison Station, trains take about 20 minutes to travel to the Loop. [2]

Station Renovation[edit]

As Of 2016, The Station Was Renovated, & The Elevator was added.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 152 Addison

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 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ "CTA Train Schedule" Archived October 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Select "Weekday" as the day, "Addison" as departing station, and "Clark" as arriving station (first blue line station in the loop). RTA. Retrieved 2 August 2011

External links[edit]

Media related to Addison (CTA Blue Line) at Wikimedia Commons