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CTA to Rehab Seven Red Line Stations

Posted by Alan Follett on Sat Apr 28 15:47:47 2012

The Chicago Transit Authority announced yesterday that between June and November it will undertake a $86M renovation of seven stations on the north end of the Red (Howard Street) line. Each station will be closed for about six weeks.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/7-CTA-Red-Line-Stations-Getting-Overhauled-Rahm-149245395.html

The timing of this seems a bit odd, since CTA is considering replacement or total rebuilding of the Red Line north of Belmont, including options for a subway or a modern concrete elevated structure which would require replacement of all the existing stations. The station renovation project probably reflects an acknowledgement that the Red Line reconstruction, which is not yet funded, is still many years in the future.

Alan Follett
Hercules, CA

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Re: CTA to Rehab Seven Red Line Stations

Posted by Jackson Park B Train on Sat Apr 28 15:54:53 2012, in response to CTA to Rehab Seven Red Line Stations, posted by Alan Follett on Sat Apr 28 15:47:47 2012.

and dire need to do the rehab

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Re: CTA to Rehab Seven Red Line Stations

Posted by Joe V on Sat Apr 28 17:44:57 2012, in response to CTA to Rehab Seven Red Line Stations, posted by Alan Follett on Sat Apr 28 15:47:47 2012.

The whole thing will crumble to the ground before they ever do a total rebuilding. The Purple Line Express runs at an underwhelming 30MPH most of the way.

Bryn Mawr is a rather disgusting station, which is good for getting to the beach, but is not even on the list. I got off a 210 PACE bus at Berwyn about 5 years ago. That station is a urine-soaked mess.

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