Chicago Transit Authority to Begin Construction on New Red Line Stations

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has announced plans to begin the final major phase of the Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Modernisation project by constructing four new, fully accessible Red Line stations at Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr.

In addition, the CTA will also begin rebuilding the southbound Red and Purple tracks.

Rendering of the new Argyle station
The new stations will improve accessibility of Chicago’s Red Line, which runs 24/7

This is part of the agency’s 2.1 billion USD Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project which aims to provide customers with a more reliable rail service in Chicago, along with fully accessible Red Line stations.

A rendering of the entrance to the new Lawrence station
A rendering of the entrance to the new Lawrence station
CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. said:

“We continue to work hard to improve the Red Line, from rebuilding century-old infrastructure to extending the Red Line on the Far South Side to expand access to transit. The RPM project is an important part of our commitment to making the entire CTA rail system fully accessible. I look forward to opening the new Red Line stations with elevators and escalators for our customers.”

CTA is also set to reach an additional project milestone for this project by completing the new northbound Red and Purple Line tracks this summer.

This upgrade will enable trains to use the new, quieter and smoother tracks between Wilson station and just south of Thorndale station.

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