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9/28/2018



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CTA starts Jefferson Park station rehab project


The $25 million project includes new bus and rail station canopies, along with new LED lighting and additional security cameras.
Photo – transitchicago.com

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Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Dorval Carter Jr. yesterday announced the start of construction to modernize the nearly 50-year-old Jefferson Park Blue Line Transit Center Terminal.

The $25 million rehabilitation project includes new bus and rail station canopies, new LED lighting and additional security cameras. Crews also will repair and refinish all station and platform surfaces, CTA officials said in a press release.

Located on Chicago's northwest side, the Jefferson Park Transit Center provides connections to 12 CTA and Pace bus routes, as well as Metra's Union Pacific Northwest Line.

The center is the fourth busiest station along the Blue Line's O'Hare branch. In 2017, the station logged more than 2.1 million rides.

"This station is a vital transit link for the northwest side and this project will allow us to provide our customers with a much-improved travel experience," Carter said.

The renovation project is part of CTA's $492 million "Your New Blue" effort, which is aimed at modernizing stations and tracks along the Blue Line O'Hare branch.



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