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Addison
Gerald Farinas Addison CTA.jpg
Addison "L" stop, with historic Wrigley Field in the background.
Station statistics
Address 940 West Addison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Coordinates 3600 N, 940 W
Lines      Red Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 4
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened June 1, 1900
Rebuilt 1994
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Traffic
Passengers (2008) 2,603,455[1] 0.4%

Addison is a Chicago, Illinois station of the Chicago Transit Authority elevated train line popularly called the Chicago 'L'. It is located in the Wrigleyville enclave of the Lakeview neighborhood at 940 West Addison Street with city block coordinates at 3600 North at 940 West. Addison directly serves the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, the city's north side Major League Baseball team and its stadium. The station is served by the Red Line. The station is also called Cubs-Addison and Addison-Lakeview-Wrigley, as the station is within the shadow of the historic baseball stadium.

Prior to 2007, southbound afternoon Purple Line Express trains stopped at the station before weekday evening Cubs games, to speed travel times for customers from Evanston, Skokie and Wilmette. In an effort to prevent delays due to Brown Line construction just south of the station, Purple Line Express trains now stop at the nearby Sheridan station instead.[2]

Following Cubs games, this station can become overcrowded and jammed with people trying to get on the trains.

Bus Connections

CTA

  • #22 Clark (Owl Service)
  • #152 Addison
  • #154 Wrigley Field Express

Pace

  • #282 Schaumburg-Wrigley Field Express
  • #779 Yorktown-Wrigley Field Express

References

External links

Coordinates: 41°56′51″N 87°39′13″W / 41.947462°N 87.653636°W / 41.947462; -87.653636

Preceding station   Chicago 'L'   Following station
toward Howard
Red Line
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