Temporary Station Entrance to Open at Chicago Avenue Brown Line Station on October 15

October 4, 2007

The entrance to the Chicago Avenue Brown Line station will be temporarily relocated one block south of the existing entrance at Superior and Franklin at 5 a.m. Monday, October 15 as CTA continues work to rebuild the Chicago Avenue station and extend platforms as part of the Brown Line capacity expansion project.

Customers will use new stairways to the elevated platforms at the temporary entrance to access Purple Line Express and Brown Line trains. The temporary entrance will provide the same amenities as the existing entrance, including farecard vending machines. The temporary entrance is expected to be in place through spring 2008.

Plans for renovating Chicago Avenue station include restoring the existing historic stationhouse which will serve as an operations support room and relocating the main entrance to the station to the south side of Chicago and Franklin.

Information on scheduled service impacts are provided through Customer Alerts in rail stations, on CTA buses and trains, provided to media through press releases and posted on CTA's Brown Line web site at www.ctabrownline.com, as well as CTA's web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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