Armitage Brown Line Station Entrance to Temporarily Relocate

July 18, 2007

The entrance to the Armitage Brown Line station will be temporarily relocated across the street from the existing entrance, on the south side of Armitage Avenue at 5 a.m. Monday, July 23 as CTA continues work to rebuild the Armitage station and extend platforms as part of the Brown Line capacity expansion project.

Customers will use new stairways to the elevated platforms at the temporary entrance to access Purple Line Express and Brown Line trains. The temporary entrance is expected to be in place through early 2008.

CTA's #73 Armitage buses?which provide direct service to the Armitage station?will not be affected.

Plans for renovating Armitage station include refurbishing the existing historic stationhouse which will be included as part of the new accessible stationhouse.

Eighteen stations on the Brown Line are being renovated as part of the capacity expansion project. Platforms are being lengthened to accommodate eight-car trains instead of the six-car trains currently in use to allow many more customers to board. In addition, stations will be made accessible to customers with disabilities by installing ramps or elevators and accessible turnstiles. The stations will be rebuilt, with wider stairways, additional turnstiles and improved entrances and exits to allow for a better flow of customer traffic.

Information on scheduled service impacts are provided through Customer Alerts in rail stations, on CTA buses and trains, provided to media through press releases and posted on CTA's Brown Line web site at www.ctabrownline.com, as well as CTA's web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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