Emanuel, CTA Open New Wilson Stationhouse

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Business

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. opened the new main stationhouse as part of the $203 million reconstruction of the Wilson Red Line station and adjacent tracks. The opening marks a major milestone in the transformational project for the Uptown community and is a significant investment in enhancing rail service for customers. New enhancements at Wilson for CTA customers include:

  • The new main stationhouse, located on the south side of Wilson Avenue, is equipped with two elevators, two escalators, wider stairwells and additional turnstiles, making the station fully accessible to customers with disabilities as well as providing more convenient and comfortable service
  • A second new, modern station entrance is now open on the north side of Wilson.
  • Purple Line Express service at the new station, which allows riders to easily transfer between Red and Purple Line trains for the first time
  • New art in the main stationhouse by world-renowned engineer, architect and artist Cecil Balmond
  • The opening of a second new, much larger platform from which to board northbound trains
  • Relocated track columns at street and sidewalk level to greatly improve visibility for pedestrians as well as vehicular and bicycle traffic.

For more information about the Wilson project, visit transitchicago.com/wilson.

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