Dempster station (CTA Purple Line)

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For the station on the Yellow Line in Skokie, see Dempster–Skokie station.
Dempster CTA Work 1.jpg
Location 1316 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Coordinates 42°02′31″N 87°40′57″W / 42.04187°N 87.68237°W / 42.04187; -87.68237
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections CTA bus
Structure type Elevated
Opened May 16, 1908
Rebuilt 1909
Passengers (2015) 299,417[1]Decrease 1.4%
Rank 134 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Linden
Purple Line
toward Howard or The Loop
Route map
Purple Line
north to Linden
Dempster St.
Purple Line
south to Howard or Loop

Dempster is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, on the Purple Line at 1316 Sherman Avenue in Evanston, Illinois (directional coordinates 1300 north, 800 west).

The current station has been in place since 1910. A 1991 CTA budget crisis almost precipitated the station's closure, but the CTA decided to keep it open. Dempster is now one of the stations on the CTA's 2004-2008 Capital Improvement Plan.

Bus connections[edit]


  • 205 Chicago/Golf

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 23, 2016. 

External links[edit]

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