Thursday, July 12, 2012

CTA to open newly rehabbed Granville Red Line Station Friday night

Workers surfacing the station platform. Workers surfacing the station platform. CTA

A cleaner, brighter and more welcoming Granville Red Line station will reopen Friday, July 13, after a six-week temporary closure as part of the $86 million Red Line North Interim Improvement project.

Stations along the north Red Line are some of the oldest on the system, with most being built in the early 1900s and in need of being rebuilt from the ground up. Granville is the first of seven stations to be temporarily closed while crews perform capital maintenance work.

The interim repairs are said to improve the quality and experience for riders and neighbors, they also are expected to provide a life-extension that will last for many years until a more comprehensive reconstruction plan is approved and fully funded.

Upon its reopening, customers and neighbors of the Granville station can expect to see enhancements including:

• Concrete repairs, painting and sealing/coating of the viaduct

• Upgraded lighting under the viaduct

• Masonry repairs and new tuckpointing on the station house exterior

• New windows, doors and exterior lighting on the station house

• New station house interior finishes (i.e. walls, flooring, ceiling), lighting and signage

• Improved station house interior layout/circulation

• Sidewalk repairs and new bike racks outside of the station house

• Refurbished platform foundations, decking, fixtures and furnishings

• Refurbished canopy structure

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