Construction Completed on Howard St CTA Station
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 23, 2009 7:00PM
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Last June, CTA opened a new station house at the south end of Paulina Street, which provides a convenient, accessible path between the station platforms and the multi-story parking garage and bus terminal on the west side of the station. The station remained open for service throughout construction.
The overall renovation project included: renovating the stationhouse and platform areas, installation of four elevators, escalators, brighter lighting, benches, new wind breaks and canopies to protect customers during inclement weather and bike racks.
The construction project also called for the rehabilitation of the existing Howard Street viaduct and the retail space on the north side of Howard Street.
The CTA plans to add a few pieces of artwork to the station in the near future. The station had a total ridership of 1,929,004 in 2008. Next up for the CTA? Next week's alleged reopening of the Paulina Brown Line station. [via CBS 2]