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Upgrade work let for three Chicago stations

Chicago Transit Authority has awarded a US$30m contract for the modernization of three stations on the Blue Line.

FH Paschen, SN Nielsen & Associates has won the Grand-Chicago-Division Blue Line renovation contract and will begin work within the next few months.

The project will be the largest renovation of the three subway stations since they opened in 1951. All three stations will get a wide range of upgrades, including new surfaces, new railings, new lighting, new security cameras and other improvements.

The project will include the refurbishment of escalators, as well as stair repairs and the installation of new entry canopies and enclosures at each stair opening.

The work is part is part of the US$492 million Your New Blue (YNB) initiative - one of the largest projects in CTA history - which includes track and infrastructure improvements, stationhouse upgrades, subway improvements, signal upgrades and power upgrades along the O’Hare Branch of the Blue Line.  

 

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This article was published on 17 Aug 2018 (last updated on 17 Aug 2018).

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