refresh & renew

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide you with a safe and comfortable ride, an estimated $6.5 million in improvements and repairs are planned for 13 rail stations across five lines as well as improvements at three bus turnarounds as part of the Spring 2024 Refresh & Renew (R&R) program.

Through the end of May, crews will be working to improve the customer experience at our stations, ensuring our customers a safe and clean ride as part of the Spring program. The stations that will receive improvements during the Summer and Fall programs of Refresh & Renew will be announced at later dates. Crews will be completing Refresh & Renew work through 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  • Removal of outdated fixtures and equipment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: Sox-35th, Addison, Thorndale, Granville, Howard
  • Blue Line: Chicago,
  • Green Line: 35th/Bronzeville, Ashland, Conservatory, King Drive
  • Brown Line: Armitage
  • Orange Line: Pulaski, Ashland
  • Bus Turnarounds: 95th/Ashland, Milwaukee/Imlay, Addison/Pontiac


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

System status snapshot
‘L’ route status
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