The Damen Blue Line station closed Monday for more than two months of renovations as part of the ongoing “Your New Blue” project.
The Wicker Park neighborhood station will be closed for more than 60 days, with a reopening scheduled for Dec. 22.
Blue Line service is available at the adjacent stations: Western and Divison.
During the closure, customers are encouraged to take the No. 56 Milwaukee buses to reach the Western or Division stations, downtown, or other stops along the Blue Line. Additional buses will be added between Damen and downtown during weekday rush periods.
Additionally, the No. 56 Damen Station Owl Route will provide overnight bus service to link the closest stations in either direction.
The renovations will include new lighting, roofing, and signage, as well as the installation of art and bike racks, according to the transit agency.
The $494 million “Your New Blue” project aims to shave 10 minutes off trips between downtown and O’Hare while providing improvements to 13 Blue Line stations. It marks the most comprehensive investment in the line’s O’Hare branch since its extension from Jefferson Park to the airport debuted in 1984.