Red Line Extension
Connecting 95th Street Terminal to 130th Street
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is proposing to extend the Red Line from the existing 95th Street Terminal to the vicinity of 130th Street, subject to the availability of funding. The proposed 5.3-mile extension would include four new stations near 103rd Street, 111th Street, Michigan Avenue, and 130th Street. Each new station would include bus and parking facilities. This project is one part of the Red Ahead Program to extend and enhance the entire Red Line.
Learn more about this project.
In August 2014, we announced that list of extension alternatives have been narrowed to one “preferred alternative” with two variations:
The proposed alignment of the rapid transit line would be the same for the two East and West options north of 99th Street and south of 118th Street.
The CTA arrived at these options based on environmental analysis and comments received at Public Open House meetings in May 2014 and additional comments submitted and throughout the summer.
A description of all alternatives which were considered can be found here.
In addition to the selection of the “preferred alternative”, the CTA has also announced $5 million of bond funds to move forward on the required federal planning process for the rail line extension.
Mayor Emanuel, CTA Announce Next Steps in Modernizing the Red Line, CTA’s busiest rail line (4/17/2014)
CTA Provides Update on Proposed Red Line Extension from 95th to 130th Street (8/11/2014)
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the CTA and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are preparing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). An EIS compares the positive and negative environmental impacts of the various project alternatives. Additional public meetings will be held in 2015.
Get Involved and Stay Informed
Public and agency input is important. This website will keep you informed about the proposed project, the planning process, and opportunities for public input and participation.
If you have any questions related to the Chicago Transit Authority’s proposed Red Line Extension, or would like to be added to the project mailing list for future updates, please contact us at:
Chicago Transit Authority
Strategic Planning & Policy, 10th Floor
Attn: Red Line Extension
567 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60661-1465