Foster Station

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Not accessible No Public restroom   City: Evanston 

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This station is served by the Purple Line. Entrance is located on the south side of Foster Street.

A CTA ticket machine is available at the station house by the south end of the platform, which sells reloadable Ventra card, single-ride, or 1 day ticket. All riders must pass through the turnstile with a valid Ventra card, ticket, contactless bank card, or mobile device with Apple/Samsung/Android Pay.

This elevated station features a center platform.

South to Howard, the Loop North to Linden
Real time departures:
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Next Station: Davis St. Evanston Next Station: Noyes

Real time data provided by CTA

CTA service advisory
  • planned: Red and Purple Line Trains Share Track between Thorndale and Belmont (Updated)Red and Purple line trains share tracks btwn Thorndale and Belmont. Purple Line Express trains continue to make only express stops between Howard and Belmont. [1]
  • planned: Boarding Change at BelmontAt Belmont station, Kimball-bound Brown Line trains resume stopping on outer track; Linden-bound Purple Line Exp trains continue to board/exit on inner track. [2]
  • planned: Boarding Change at BelmontBoard/exit Loop-bound Purple Line Express trains on the Red Line side of the 95th- and Loop-bound platform at the Belmont station. [3]
  • special-note: Boarding Change at WilsonWest platform at Wilson is temporarily closed. Board/exit all trains on the east platform. [4]
  • normal: Service for 2024 Cubs Weekday Night Games and Wrigley Field ConcertsLoop-bound Purple Line Express trains will stop at Addison for all weekday Cubs night games and Wrigley Field concerts. [5]
  • special-note: Elevator at Davis Temporarily Out-of-ServiceThe Howard- and Loop-bound platform elevator at Davis (Purple Line) is temporarily out-of-service. [6]
  • special-note: Elevator at Wilson Temporarily Out-of-ServiceThe Howard-and- Linden-bound platform elevator at Wilson (Red, Purple Lines) is temporarily out-of-service due to elevator upgrades. [7]