Quincy & Wells CTA Station Gets Renovation
The Quincy “L” station opened in 1897, making it almost 120 years old. It is one of the busiest stations on the CTA system, providing more than 2.2 million rides annually on the Brown, Orange, Pink and Purple lines. The station also serves as a major-modal transfer point for 10 bus routes, and it is a connection for both Union Station and the LaSalle Street Metra Station.
Throughout the years, the station has seen many changes including platform extensions and the addition of digital signs. Due to careful restoration and historic preservation acts, the station still looks similar to how it looked during the early 20th Century. The most recent restoration took place during the 1980s, but it has been announced that an $18.2 million renovation will take place later this year.
The renovation will include stair replacement and painting and lighting improvements, as well as preserving the appearance of the station. A large part of the renovation is the accessibility improvements that will be implemented in order to make the station accessible to customers with disabilities. According to Transit Chicago, they have a CTA Strategic Accessibility Program that was announced in January 2016. The goal is to reach 100 percent accessibility across the "L" system.
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