Addison station (CTA Brown Line)

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Addison CTA Brown 071230.jpg
Location 1818 West Addison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Coordinates 41°56′49″N 87°40′29″W / 41.946972°N 87.674728°W / 41.946972; -87.674728
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 2 Side platforms
Tracks 2
Structure type Elevated
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Opened May 18, 1907[1]
Rebuilt 2006–07
Previous names Addison/Lincoln (Station Sign)
Passengers (2015) 736,046[2]Decrease 3.3%
Rank 92 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
Ravenswood Branch
toward Kimball
Brown Line
Brown Line
toward Belmont
Brown Line
Rush period special
(5-7 a.m.)
One-way operation
One-way operation
Brown Line
Rush period special
(7-9 a.m.)
toward Midway Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
Route map
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 (0.8 km) to the north, and Paulina, about three eighths of a mile (0.6 km) to the southeast.


Addison station in 2006 before reconstruction

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

Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project[edit]

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] It reopened on December 3, 2007, the same day which Irving Park Station closed for renovations.

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. ^ "New 'L' Line Operated". Chicago Daily Tribune. May 19, 1907. p. 11. 
  2. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2015" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 11, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2016. 
  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.[permanent dead link] CTA Press Release (URL accessed November 3, 2006).

External links[edit]

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