refresh & renew

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide you with a safe and comfortable ride, more than $6.5 million in improvements and repairs are planned for rail stations in 2024 through the Refresh & Renew program.

This summer through Labor Day weekend, crews will focus on 14 rail stations across seven lines, as well as improvements at six bus turnarounds. The stations receiving improvements during the Refresh & Renew fall program will be announced at a later date. Refresh & Renew work will conclude in November.

The scope of work being performed will vary by location, but can include:

  • Deep clean power washing of all surfaces (all locations)
  • Painting (all locations)
  • Lighting upgrades
  • Improved platform amenities
  • Renewal of finishes and fixtures
  • Utility and plumbing line repairs
  • Removal of outdated fixtures and equipment
  • Permanent repair work
  • Updating of old/damaged signage
  • And more!


  • Red Line: 87th
  • Blue Line: Oak Park, Western (Congress)
  • Green Line: Clinton
  • Brown Line: Southport, Paulina, Sedgwick
  • Orange Line: Pulaski*
  • Pink Line: Kostner, Cicero, Clinton, Kedzie
  • Purple Line: Davis
  • Loop Elevated: Clark/Lake (SOIC)
  • Bus Turnarounds: Cicero/Penascola, Diversey/Neva, 87th/Racine, Grand/Streeter (Navy Pier), 47th/Lake Park

*Work at the Pulaski Orange Line station has already commenced and is slated to be completed in early June.


The following are before/after photos of some of the stations that have been refreshed and renewed:

System status snapshot
‘L’ route status
Red Line
Normal Service
Blue Line
Normal Service
Brown Line
Normal Service
Green Line
Normal Service
Orange Line
Normal Service
Pink Line
Normal Service
Purple Line
Normal Service
Yellow Line
Normal Service
Bus routes w/alerts
Elevator alerts