|Chicago 'L' rapid transit station|
|Location||15 West 69th Street|
Chicago, Illinois 60621
|Owned by||Chicago Transit Authority|
|Line(s)||Dan Ryan Branch|
|Platforms||1 Island platform|
|Structure type||Expressway median|
|Opened||September 28, 1969|
|Rebuilt||2005–06 (renovation), 2013 (refurbished)|
|Previous names||69th/State (Station Sign)|
|Passengers (2017)||1,665,318 6.4%|
|Rank||39 out of 143|
69th station is a metro station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Red Line. The station is located within the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. This station connects with the second most bus routes (first is 95th/Dan Ryan) on the Dan Ryan Branch, and is one of the terminals for the N5 South Shore Night Bus (the other is 95th/Dan Ryan). This makes it an important connection for buses, especially Night Owl connections.
69th was closed from May to October 2013 as part of the Red Line South Reconstruction project.
The Normal Park Branch, built by the South Side Elevated Railroad, ran as a short shuttle service from Harvard station to Parnell and 69th Street, a half mile west from the Dan Ryan. This service had very low ridership and the line was demolished by 1954.
69th was built in a modern, International style featuring large amounts of steel and glass and very little amenities, to complement the design of the brand new stainless-steel 2200 series trains that ran on the brand-new line.
- N5 South Shore Night Bus (Owl Service)
- 29 State
- 30 South Chicago (Monday–Saturday only)
- 67 67th/69th/71st
- 71 71st/South Shore
- 169 69th/UPS Express (Weekday UPS shifts only)
Notes and references
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- Train schedule (PDF) at CTA official site
- 69th/Dan Ryan Station Page at Chicago-L.org
- 69th/Dan Ryan Station Page CTA official site
- 69th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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