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CTA May Close Up To Five Red/Purple Line Stations

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 27, 2011 4:05PM

It's no secret the Red line needs a lot of work beyond the improvements to the Belmont and Fullerton stations. Track repair and modernizing stations for wheelchair access is slated to cost CTA $4.2 billion. In their efforts to modernize the century-old, nearly 10-mile stretch of the Red and Purple Line routes that run from Belmont to Linden in Evanston, CTA is proposing to close five stops on that stretch: Lawrence, Foster, Thorndale, Jarvis and South Boulevard in Evanston. Maybe some of the money saved in closing those stations can go to more frequent bleachings of the perpetually piss-soaked Wilson station.

If you live near any of the affected stations and want to make your opinion heard, CTA has organized a public meetig for you to raise your objections (or support) of the proposal tonight at 6 p.m. at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center (1655 Foster Street, Evanston). You can also e-mail your comments on the proposed closings here.