Kostner station (CTA Pink Line)

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Kostner CTA Pink Line.jpg
Location 2019 South Kostner Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60623
Coordinates 41°51′14″N 87°44′00″W / 41.853751°N 87.733258°W / 41.853751; -87.733258
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Yes
Opened May 22, 1907 (as Kildare Station)
Rebuilt 2002–03 (renamed Kostner Station)
Previous names Kildare
Passengers (2015) 174,320[1]Increase 0.3%
Rank 142 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
Cermak Branch
toward 54th/Cermak
Pink Line
Route map
Pink Line
east to Loop
Kildare Ave.
Kostner Ave.
Pink Line
west to 54/Cermak

Kostner, formerly known as Kildare, is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Pink Line. It is located in the K-Town neighborhood of the North Lawndale community area, often just referred to as Lawndale. Kostner station was originally opened as Kildare, during reconstruction in 2003, its primary entrance was moved one block west to Kostner Avenue and the Kildare entrance became an auxiliary entrance.

This is the first station outbound on the Pink Line to be located at ground level.

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]

Media related to Kostner (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons

  • CTA - Train schedule: Pink
Kostner CTA Station Exterior