CTA Announces Name of New Green Line Station Currently Under Construction

June 25, 2024

The Chicago Transit Board today approved an ordinance officially naming the City of Chicago’s newest rail station, which is currently under construction along the Green Line at the intersection of Lake Street and Damen Avenue. The new station, which is expected to open in coming weeks, will officially be known as the “Damen” Green Line station.

“Few realize there is process involved in determining the appropriate name for our stations, which ultimately is intended to help our riders understand where they are on the system or help them navigate to their destination a little easier,” said CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. “The new Damen Green Line station will proudly serve as a community anchor to Chicago’s West Side community, as well as those traveling to and from Malcolm X College and events at the nearby United Center.”

The strikingly modern design of the new Damen Green Line station will be fully accessible to those who use mobility devices and will fill a gap between existing stations on the Green Line, providing convenient connections to those living and working near the developing Kinzie Industrial Corridor.

Construction of the station is being led by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), and was designed by Perkins & Will, a Chicago-based global architecture and design firm known for innovative transit station projects from British Columbia to Chongqing City, China. The expected cost of the project is $80 million and is funded by the Kinzie Industrial Corridor Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District.



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