Damen station reopened on the morning
December 19, 2008.
The renovated stationhouse,
situated in the same location at
4643-47 N. Damen Ave., is accessible to
customers with disabilities with the addition of
elevators—bringing the total of accessible
CTA rail stations to 87 out of 144.
In addition to new elevators, the CTA also reconfigured
the platforms to accommodate eight-car
trains which allow more customers to board. Other
amenities include accessible turnstiles, brighter lighting,
new signs - including Braille signs - and a bike rack.
Damen is the fourteenth
station of 18 stations included in
the Brown Line capacity expansion project. To date,
work also has been completed at Kimball, Kedzie, Rockwell,
Francisco, Western, Montrose, Irving Park, Addison,
Southport, Diversey, Armitage, Sedgwick and
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