We recently had the pleasure of attending an informative meeting with the CTA on the Red Line Modernization project. This project will have an impact on several areas on the north side of the city, primarily from the Lawrence Red Line Station in Uptown to the Bryn Mawr Red Line Station in Edgewater.
It’s time to rebuild a 100-year old system. The CTA has been working on this modernization project for 10 years, which will be all brand new construction, not a rebuild.
The current station platforms at Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn, and Bryn Mawr are 12 feet wide and once the new stations are complete the platforms will be 22 feet wide. The stations and platforms will include new lighting, safer conditions, and will all be ADA accessible with new elevators and escalators. The new stations will incorporate historical districts and architecture!
Scheduling is as follows:
2019-2020: Pre-Stage and Preparations
2020-2021: Stage A (East Side)
2022-2024: Stage B (West Side)
The Lawerence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations will be closed in 2021 and re-open in 2024. There will be temporary stations open at Argyle and Bryn Mawr when the stations close.
The immediate impact will be the closure of the Thorndale station for 4 weeks starting on July 18, 2020. This impact includes:
July 18 & July 19: Stations closed
July 20 – July 31: No Howard bound stops
August 1 & August 2: Stations closed
August 3 – August 14: No 95th bound stops
August 15 – August 18: Stations closed
Stations closed are Granville, Thorndale, and Bryn Mawr. There will be a bus shuttle service provided.
This will be a 24/7 construction for the 4 weeks. The aggressive schedule allows the work to be completed faster and fewer weekend work required. There will be increased time on the Purple Line as it will share the Red Line. Be prepared for additional noise, nighttime work/lights, dust, street and alley closures during this phase.
For more information and general information, email: RPM@transitchicago.com