Improvements complete at four CTA Green Line stations

Written by Kyra Senese, managing editor
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Thirty passengers had to be rescued from a CTA Green Line train that derailed on June 6.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has completed improvements to four of its Green Line stations.

Commercial construction and contracting company F.H. Paschen carried out enhancement work at the CTA’s 51st Street, Halsted, Cottage Grove and Kedzie stations, the transit authority said.

F.H. Paschen also hired several subcontractors to meet the project’s small businesses and disadvantage business enterprises (DBEs) goals, in addition to help from participants of the CTA’s Green Line Small Business Initiative.

The improvements entailed replacing light fixtures with LED lighting; painting stairwells and stair structures; repairing exit stairs; sealing roof to wall connections; adding Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant handrails and the installation of new station signage.

The project cost totaled at about $12 million, which the CTA said was financed through CTA bonds issued in 2017.

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