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CTA wrapped up $300 million worth of station projects in 2017

Projects included the new $75 million Washington/Wabash Station.
Photo – CTA's Flickr account (shared under Creative Commons)

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) in 2017 completed more than $300 million worth of train station projects.

The work included a $203 million upgrade of the Wilson Red/Purple Line Station and other infrastructure. The agency also renovated the Illinois Medial District Station's Damen Avenue entrance and opened the new $75 million Washington/Wabash Station, which marked the first new downtown "L" station in two decades.

The CTA also continued construction of the new 95th Street Terminal and secured funding for the first phase of the Red and Purple Line modernization project, agency officials wrote in a year-end summary.

Also in 2017, the CTA marked its 70th anniversary, along with the 125th anniversary of the "L" rail system.

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