CTA finishes first phase of upgrades to Medical District station

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CHICAGO — Chicago’s Medical District Blue Line station’s Damen Avenue entrance has reopened after the first phase of $23 million in renovations, the agency recently announced. Crews spent several months upgrading the entrance with new lighting, more cameras, better accessibility, and new train tracking displays. The Damen entrance has also be rehabilitated with new floors, stainless steel wall finishes, accessible platforms, and other improvements.

The station modernizations are part of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $8-billion project to build a 21 century world-class transit system in the Chicago region.

With the Damen Avenue entrance reopening, the agency plans to close the Ogden and Paulina entrances later this month for similar renovations.

The Medical District station is the fourth busiest transit facility on the Blue Line Forest Park Branch. It averages more than 940,000 riders annually.

See the news release online.

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