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CTA may close several stations on the Red and Purple Lines

The CTA’s Red and Purple Modernization Project could threaten several stations including Jarvis, Thorndale and Lawrence on the Red Line, and South Boulevard and Foster on the Purple Line. The CTA is unveiling these options at public scoping meetings this week. Some options include train station closures while others focus on maintenance and modernization of existing stops.

The project is in its very early stages and now is the time to have your voice heard. While funding and construction are years away, the public feedback and comments about the six proposals being presented this week will shape what happens to stations on the Red and Purple Lines.

Attend one of the public scoping meetings and make sure the CTA hears your voice loud and clear.

Rogers Park
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
New Field Primary School
1707 W. Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

Thursday, January 27, 2011
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center
1655 Foster St.
Evanston, IL 60201

The CTA is also accepting written comments. Please write to the CTA and tell them you oppose the closing of the stations and instead you want to see the stations fully renovated. Comments may be submitted by mail, e-mail or fax, with attention to:

Steve Hands
Strategic Planning & Policy
Chicago Transit Authority
P.O. Box 7602
Chicago, IL 60680-7602
Fax: (312) 681-4195