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7/17/2012



Rail News: Passenger Rail

CTA completes Granville Station rehab project


The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has reopened the Granville Red Line Station following a six-week rehabilitation project that was part of the $86 million Red Line North Interim Improvement initiative.

Stations along the Red Line are some of the oldest on the CTA’s system, with most built in the early 1900s. Granville is the first of seven stations to be temporarily closed while crews complete capital maintenance work, CTA officials said in a prepared statement.

Improvements to the Granville Station included concrete repairs, painting and sealing of the viaduct; upgraded viaduct lighting, exterior masonry repair and new tuckpointing ; new windows, doors and exterior lights; new interior finishes; improved station interior layout and circulation; sidewalk repairs and new bike racks installed outdoors; refurbished platform foundations, decking, fixtures and furnishings; and a refurbished canopy structure.

The work also is part of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s “Building a New Chicago” infrastructure improvement program.


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