Chicago Avenue Brown Line Stationhouse to Open Sunday, September 21

September 19, 2008

Beginning at 7 a.m. Sunday, September 21, the renovated Chicago Brown Line stationhouse will open to customers. The renovated stationhouse is located at platform level at 301 W. Chicago Avenue, and can be accessed at street level by stairs or a newly-installed elevator.

Two elevators have been installed allowing access to the northbound and southbound platforms, making the station newly accessible to customers with disabilities. Chicago is the twelfth of 18 stations to be completed as part of the Brown Line capacity expansion project. With the reopening of the new Chicago stationhouse, a total of 85 out of 144 CTA rail stations are accessible.

The renovated Chicago Brown Line station has two auxiliary entrances/exits for added customer convenience located approximately one block south of the main entrance. These entrances/exits, which served as the temporary entrances during construction, will be closed on Sunday, September 21 as crews relocate equipment. The entrances/exits will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, September 22.

CTA reconfigured the inbound and outbound platforms to make them wider, and relocated the platform which is now south of the curve. Other amenities include accessible turnstiles, brighter lighting, new signs including Braille signs and two bike racks.


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