Armitage Brown Line Station’s Newly Renovated Main Entrance Reopens to Customers June 5th

May 30, 2008

Renovations to the Armitage Brown Line station are complete and the newly renovated main station entrance will open to customers on Thursday, June 5. The station will be newly accessible to customers with disabilities. The temporary station located on the south side of Armitage will be closed and demolished over the next few weeks.

Construction crews will continue to work in the weeks ahead to complete construction even after the main station entrance opens for service. Additional work includes landscaping and adding rotogates to the auxiliary exits at platform level.

The Armitage station is the 10th station out of 18 to be renovated as part of the Brown Line Capacity Expansion project. Major improvements include longer platforms to accommodate eight-car trains, elevators and accessible turnstiles, wider stairways to improve platform access, more turnstiles to ease congestion, and additional exits and entrances to improve the flow of customer traffic.

Armitage station remained open to rail customers during construction.

Work has been completed at Kimball, Kedzie, Rockwell, Francisco, Western, Sedgwick, Montrose, Addison, Southport and Armitage. A temporary station is open at Diversey and work continues at other stations.


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