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35th–Bronzeville–IIT (formerly Tech–35th) is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, located in the Chicago, Illinois neighborhood of Douglas and serving the Green Line. It is situated at 16 E 35th Street, just east of State Street.

Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
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View northwest from the station, toward IIT's State Street Village.
Location16 East 35th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Coordinates41°49′54″N 87°37′33″W / 41.831677°N 87.625826°W / 41.831677; -87.625826
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)South Side Elevated
Platforms1 Island platform
Tracks2 tracks
ConnectionsCTA buses
Structure typeElevated
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
OpenedJune 6, 1892
Rebuilt1965, 1996
Previous names35th Street, Tech-35th
Passengers (2017)542,408[1]Decrease 6.5%
Rank102 out of 143
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
toward Harlem/Lake
Green Line

The station opened on June 6, 1892.[2] In October 1962, the station, then known as "Tech-35th", caught fire. The northbound platform was destroyed, and service between the adjacent Cermak and Indiana stations was suspended for four days.[3] The station operated using temporary platforms until its renovation in 1965.

Currently, the station serves the historic neighborhood of Bronzeville as well as the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, including Shimer College, which is located immediately across State Street from the station. The station also serves Guaranteed Rate Field, though the Red Line station of Sox–35th is closer. In April 2011, a new Metra station opened between the two CTA stations, providing a convenient transfer point for those traveling to and from the suburbs.

The station features a farecard-only entrance at 3400S, on what would normally be 34th Street.

Walt Disney worked here as a guard and gate man as a teenager in 1918.[4][5][6]


Bus connectionsEdit


  • 29 State
  • 31 31st (Weekdays only)
  • 35 31st/35th

Notes and referencesEdit



  1. ^ "Annual Ridership Report – Calendar Year 2017" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority, Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Running on the "L."". Chicago Daily Tribune. June 7, 1892. p. 9.
  3. ^ "35th St.-Bronzeville-IIT". April 2018.
  4. ^ Jim Korkis (2013-05-22). "Chicago Walt". MousePlanet. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  5. ^ Patrick T. Reardon (2006-11-21). "Disney in Chicagoland". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  6. ^ Werner Weiss (2008-12-05). "Walt Disney in Chicago". Yesterland. Retrieved 2013-12-21.

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