entrance to the Chicago Avenue station opened September
stationhouse is located at platform level at 301
W. Chicago Avenue, and can be accessed at street
level by stairs or a newly-installed elevator.
Two elevators have been installed allowing access
to the northbound and southbound platforms, making
the station newly accessible to customers with disabilities.
Chicago is the twelfth of 18 stations to be completed
as part of the Brown Line capacity expansion project.
With the reopening of the new Chicago stationhouse,
a total of 85 out of 144 CTA rail stations are accessible.
The renovated Chicago Brown Line station has two
auxiliary entrances/exits for added customer convenience
located approximately one block south of the main
entrance. These entrances/exits served as
the temporary entrances during construction.
CTA reconfigured the inbound and outbound platforms
to make them wider, and relocated the platform which
is now south of the curve. Other amenities include
accessible turnstiles, brighter lighting, new signs – including
Braille signs – and two bike racks.