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New CTA Stop Coming To West Loop

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 30, 2009 3:40PM

2009_09_30_CTA.jpg The CTA has firmed up construction information regarding the long-awaited West Loop CTA stop that's going in at Lake & Morgan as part of the Green and Pink lines. The total cost for the station is between $35 and $40 million with at least $8 million coming from federal funding and the rest from TIFs. The CTA is aiming to begin construction on the new stop later this year with the station opening in 2011. The new station will be located between the Ashland and Clinton stops which are separated by more than a mile. We're curious to see if Oprah will ride the train to her Harpo, Inc. studios.

In other CTA news, there's still time to get in on meetings regarding developments of the CTA's Circle Line plan both tonight and tomorrow (details here).