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CTA on Red/Purple Line Closures: Calm Down

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 31, 2011 9:20PM

The news last week that CTA was looking at closing five Red and Purple Line stations as part of proposed modernization projects for the northern end of the rail lines caused a lot of riders of the lines to break out the metaphorical torches and pitchforks. As some readers pointed out, CTA is only in the talking stages of this and nowhere near ready to close any stations they think are unnecessary.

Last week's public meetings were intended to lay out the six proposed plans to renovate and modernize the Red and Purple lines to comply with ADA standards and guidelines (see the plans here). As Tribune transportation reporter John Hilkevitch points out, no alderman is going to allow station closures to happen, at least in their wards.

You can still make your voice heard on the matter.