Clark-Division Red Line stop renovation complete

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- We have a first look at the renovated Clark and Division Red Line station.

It includes new elevators, escalators and improved security and customer assistance features.

The Clark/Division renovation is one of several CTA capital improvement projects that are a part of Mayor Emanuel's comprehensive $7.3 billion infrastructure renewal program.

The project, which is the station's first complete renovation since 1943, added a new entrance and fully-renovated and modernized the station. A new entrance to the station at La Salle Street and Division was opened last summer, but work on the project continued with reconstruction of the platform and the original 1940's mezzanine that is accessed from Clark Street.

The city also built an entirely new mezzanine and entrance at LaSalle Street and Division to increase the entering/exiting capacity of the station by adding stairs, fare turnstiles, elevators and escalators. The station previously had no elevators.