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11/28/2007



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CTA opens another renovated Brown Line station



Yesterday, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) reopened the Montrose Brown Line station, which had been closed the past year during construction.

CTA lengthened platforms to accommodate eight-car trains, rebuilt the stationhouse and completed ADA-accessibility improvements. The facility now features two new elevators, wider stairways, additional turnstiles, a new platform canopy, customer assistance call buttons, an information kiosk, heaters, benches, brighter lighting and improved signage.

The station renovation is part of the Brown Line capacity expansion project, which calls for upgrading and lengthening platforms at 18 stations, and upgrading or replacing traction power, signal and communication equipment. The $530 million project is scheduled to be complete by 2009’s end.





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