New Brown Line station shown off

August 15, 2009 7:53:59 AM PDT
The CTA showed off its new Brown Line Wellington station Friday.The station reopened to commuters July 30, following a 16-month closure for construction as part of the Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project.

Two new elevators have been added, making the station accessible for commuters with disabilities. Other new features include eight-car train accommodations, brighter lighting and bike racks.

Now, the station also includes access to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

"The renovation of Brown Line stations stimulates not only Advocate Illinois Masonic, but also hundreds of local business to reinvest in our neighborhood and create new jobs for our community," said Ald. Tom Tunney of the 44th Ward.

The Wellington Station was 16 of 18 Brown Line stations undergoing renovation, but all are now open for service.


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