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CTA to install movie, video game kiosks at stations


As part of an effort to provide more amenities to riders, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced yesterday it has begun installing Redbox® kiosks so that riders can pick up new-release movies and video games at select rail stations.

The first two of 11 Redbox kiosks have been installed at the Wellington Station on the Brown Line and UIC-Halsted station on the Blue Line, CTA officials said in a prepared statement.

In the coming weeks, kiosks will be added to several stations on the Pink, Blue and Red lines, as well as stations that serve some Brown and Purple lines.

The idea for the kiosks came from members of the public after Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel solicited public input during preparation of the 2012 budget.

“Many Chicagoans asked for Redbox kiosks,” said CTA President Forrest Claypool. “It has been a goal of my administration to have an open conversation with our riders to help improve service throughout the system.”

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