Newly Rehabbed Granville Red Line Station to Reopen Friday Night

July 11, 2012
Effective at 10 p.m. Friday, July 13, a cleaner, brighter and more welcoming Granville Red Line station will reopen after a six-week temporary closure as part of the $86 million Red Line North Interim Improvement project.
Stations along the north Red Line are some of the oldest on the system, with most being built in the early 1900s and in need of being rebuilt from the ground up. Granville is the first of seven stations to be temporarily closed while crews perform much-needed capital maintenance work.
The interim repairs will not only improve the quality and experience for riders and neighbors, they also will provide a life-extension that will last for many years until a more comprehensive reconstruction plan is approved and fully funded.
Upon its reopening, customers and neighbors of the Granville station can expect to see enhancements including:
  • Concrete repairs, painting and sealing/coating of the viaduct
  • Upgraded lighting under the viaduct
  • Masonry repairs and new tuckpointing on the station house exterior
  • New windows, doors and exterior lighting on the station house
  • New station house interior finishes (i.e. walls, flooring, ceiling), lighting and signage
  • Improved station house interior layout/circulation
  • Sidewalk repairs and new bike racks outside of the station house
  • Refurbished platform foundations, decking, fixtures and furnishings
  • Refurbished canopy structure
The work is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Building a New Chicago program, which is updating infrastructure that's critical to the city -- and includes improvements that will help ensure that CTA continues to serve customers as effectively as possible.

Weekend Project Work Affecting Red Line Service

Customers planning to travel along the north branch of the Red Line or to use the Granville station this weekend are encouraged to plan ahead and visit the ‘L’ Train Service Alerts web page for details on changes in service due to project work.
For more information on the Red Line North Interim Improvement project or to see photos of the work underway, visit transitchicago.com/rednorth.

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