Harrison Red Line Polk Street Entrance Renovations Begin

September 2, 2008

Construction has begun to renovate an additional Harrison Red Line entrance, a stairwell located at the southwest corner of Polk and State Streets. The Polk Street stairwell was closed in June of 1968.

The entrance is being renovated to increase convenience for CTA customers in this South Loop neighborhood that has seen residential and business growth in the time since the exit closed.

"We constantly seek opportunities to improve the quality and convenience of service we provide to customers," said CTA President Ron Huberman. "With Columbia College nearby, the development of local businesses and residences in the area all point to the potential for increased ridership at the Harrison Red Line station. The additional entrance and exit make traveling the CTA easier and more accessible in this community."

The entrance is scheduled to open by the end of the year, featuring improved customer amenities such as a street-entry kiosk, brighter lighting, a new staircase and new signage.

Funding for the renovations is provided through federal capital funds.


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