Addison station (CTA Red Line)

Addison station in 2010
Location 940 West Addison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Coordinates 41°56′51″N 87°39′13″W / 41.947462°N 87.653636°W / 41.947462; -87.653636
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 4
Structure type Elevated
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Opened June 6, 1900[1]
Rebuilt 1994
Passengers (2017) 2,971,892[2] 6%
Rank 14 out of 143
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
North Side Main Line
toward Howard
Red Line
Red Line
Rush period special
toward Ashland/63rd
Route map

Purple Line Express
north to Linden
Red Line
north to Howard
Addison St.
Purple Line Express
south to Loop
Red Line
south to 95th/Dan Ryan

Addison is a Chicago "L" station on the Chicago Transit Authority Red line. It is located in the Wrigleyville area of the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, 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 within the shadow of the historic baseball stadium.

Transit art

Chicago artist Steve Musgrave has several murals featuring Cubs legends on display at the Addison station, which he adopted as part of the CTA's Adopt-A-Station program in 1998. Four large murals feature Cubs legends Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins, "Mr. Cub," Ernie Banks and Ryne Sandberg.[3] A smaller painting of Harry Caray was added later.

Since 1998, Musgrave has also designed posters commemorating the annual Cubs–Sox crosstown series.[4] Beginning in 2003, the CTA has also issued farecards featuring the poster design.[5]


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.[6]

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

From March 5, 2015 to March 21, 2016, AM Loop-bound Purple Line express trains shared 95th-bound Red Line tracks and stopped at Addison. This was due to the first phase of the Wilson station reconstruction.[7]

Bus connections


  • 22 Clark (Owl Service)
  • 152 Addison


  • 282 Schaumburg–Wrigley Field Express
  • 779 Yorktown–Wrigley Field Express

Notes and references



    1. "Boys Meddle with "L" Track". Chicago Daily Tribune. June 7, 1900. p. 12.
    2. "Annual Ridership Report Calendar Year 2017" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
    3. Red Line Customers Score a Commemorative Poster at Cubs–Sox Crosstown Series. Chicago Transit Authority. 2003-06-19. Retrieved on 2010-07-03.
    4. Cubs–Sox Crosstown Series – CTA Connections – June 2010 – Chicago Transit Authority. Chicago Transit Authority. 2010-06-01. Retrieved on 2010-07-03.
    5. CTA to Issue Commemorative Fare Card For Cubs–Sox Crosstown Series. Chicago Transit Authority. 2003-06-02. Retrieved on 2010-07-03.
    6. CTA Provides Service to Wrigley Field This Baseball Season. Chicago Transit Authority. 2007-04-05. Retrieved on 2007-05-21.
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