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Mr Downtown Apr 14, 2014 8:05 PM

^I think you mean Wells & Lake, and I agree it's nice.

http://www.ktransit.com/transit/NAme...-090111-01.jpg

Randomguy34 Apr 14, 2014 10:22 PM

Well I meant more of the interior of the station before they fixed the place a bit. It originally looked like the stereotypical grimy, shady subway station.

Mr Downtown Apr 15, 2014 1:00 PM

OK, now I'm confused. What subway station are you talking about?

Randomguy34 Apr 15, 2014 2:01 PM

I was talking about the Lasalle Blue Line station. I don't know what the Wells/Lake entrance looks like on the inside, maybe it is more shady than Lasalle and I just didn't know it. Sorry for confusing you there.

Via Chicago Apr 15, 2014 3:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wierdaaron (Post 6539132)
Re the Harrison station rehab: http://www.transitchicago.com/harrisonrehab/
.

http://www.transitchicago.com/assets...sonent_tt2.jpg

weird place to put the LED as youre going to have people pausing on the stairs to get updates. seems it would make more sense to place it outside the entrance.

Mr Downtown Apr 15, 2014 7:59 PM

The display is big enough to read while in motion—and all that glass means you don't even have to be head-on. The benefit is to all the people who can avoid running down the stairs fearing they'll miss the train.

wierdaaron Apr 15, 2014 9:16 PM

The other subway stations they've added screens to, there's screens on both sides -- so you could see the approaching times as you come toward the stairs from either direction.

ardecila Apr 15, 2014 10:22 PM

Yeah, that's probably what will happen here. I really hope these screens don't display ads, or people WILL pause on the stairs

Rizzo Apr 15, 2014 11:52 PM

People stand around on the stairs at Chicago Av RL for no reason. The nightmare has come true!

wierdaaron Apr 16, 2014 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hayward (Post 6541285)
People stand around on the stairs at Chicago Av RL for no reason. The nightmare has come true!

Oh they have a reason, it just isn't mass transit.

CTA Gray Line Apr 16, 2014 7:42 AM

CTA narrows possible routes for proposed CTA Red Line expansion
 
http://www.suntimes.com/26869554-418...l#.U04zAVVdX9Q

BY FRAN SPIELMAN AND ROSALIND ROSSI Staff Reporters April 15, 2014 10:04PM

The 95th Street station is now the end of the Red Line. That station is due for a major renovation,
and the CTA is looking at routes to extend the Red Line to 130th Street.....

Randomguy34 Apr 16, 2014 2:32 PM

I still wish that the Gold Line on Transit Future featured to branches to show how redundant it is for the Red Line to extend alongside the Bishop Ford. I would much rather prefer it to extend alongside Halsted.

UPChicago Apr 16, 2014 2:35 PM

$2 billion for 5 miles? why not just build it as a subway down Halsted?

Chi-Sky21 Apr 16, 2014 2:58 PM

I would rather spend 2 billion on an Ashland subway or circle line.!

orulz Apr 16, 2014 3:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UPChicago (Post 6541992)
$2 billion for 5 miles? why not just build it as a subway down Halsted?

No kidding. $2 billion for a 5 mile elevated extension of an existing hline? In an existing right-of-way? That's exorbitant. Everything involving transit in this country has such incomprehensibly bloated costs.

CTA Gray Line Apr 16, 2014 3:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by orulz (Post 6542058)
No kidding. $2 billion for a 5 mile elevated extension of an existing hline? In an existing right-of-way? That's exorbitant. Everything involving transit in this country has such incomprehensibly bloated costs.

NO "Everything" doesn't -- The same thing could be accomplished for a fraction of the cost, and I'm tired of trying.

Y O U All Elect them, and YOU'RE getting just what YOU deserve.......

ChickeNES Apr 16, 2014 7:44 PM

CTA to redo 4 North Side Red Line stations

Jon Hilkevitch - Tribune - April 16, 2014

Quote:

The CTA will move ahead as early as 2017 with the total reconstruction of four stations and the replacement of deteriorating track and elevated structure on the Red Line north branch, at an estimated cost of $1.13 billion, transit officials announced Wednesday.

The stations, part of an overall plan to renew the north Red Line and Purple Line, are at Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr. All four stations will be equipped with elevators.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,6118418.story

Chi-Sky21 Apr 16, 2014 7:50 PM

^^^^^^ Awesome news! I just wonder why they never want to somewhat enclose these platforms...its not like we live in a warm weather city, some sort of wind break would be nice! Albeit i am only going off the renders.

BVictor1 Apr 16, 2014 8:24 PM

Time to re-extend the green line to Stony Island.

the urban politician Apr 16, 2014 8:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 6542654)
Time to re-extend the green line to Stony Island.

^ Good idea, lets spend $40 million and 5 years planning that


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