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Addison Station
1818-20 W. Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60613
Station Status:
Addison station reopened December 3

The Addison Brown Line station reopened December 3, 2007 following work to lengthen platforms, rebuild the stationhouse and make the station accessible.

Two newly installed elevators are now in operation making the station accessible to all CTA customers. With the completion of the renovations, Addison is the 80th of CTA’s 144 rail stations to become accessible. In addition to the new elevators, accessible features also include: an accessible turnstile, tactile platform edging, gap fillers, TTY telephones and Braille signs. watch video

Also new to the station are two auxiliary exits, one serving the northbound platform and one serving the southbound platform. Other upgrades include wider stairways, additional turnstiles, a new platform canopy, customer assistant call buttons, an information kiosk, heaters, benches, brighter lighting, windbreaks and improved station and directional signs.  

Irving Park station closed temporarily on December 3. While the Irving Park station is closed, customers may board the Brown Line at the adjacent, newly-renovated Montrose or Addison stations.


The Renovated Addison Station watch video
Click image for concept sketch illustrating the renovated Addison station.
The renovated Addison station benefits all Brown Line customers with:
Longer platforms that accommodate longer trains
Eight-car trains (two additional cars) means more customers can board.
Accessibility for everyone
Elevators and accessible turnstiles meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
Modern and convenient features
Wider stairways to improve platform access, more turnstiles to ease congestion and additional exits/entrances to improve the flow of customer traffic.

Support Addison Businesses

Your favorite neighborhood businesses remained open during the temporary closure of the Addison station. It’s important to support these businesses during construction periods.

Addison Station area businesses
As of
kimball brownline complete
kedzie brownline complete
Francisco complete
Rockwell complete
Western complete
Damen closure
Montrose complete
Irving Park closure
Addison complete
Paulina paulina status
Southport closure
belmont belmont status
Wellington blank
Diversey closure
Fullerton blank
Armitage blank
sedgwick complete
Chicago blank
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