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CTA Reopens Paulina Brown Line Station

3 more stations to be remodeled in expansion project

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    The Paulina station’s completion is the 15th of 18 stations that were remodeled as part of the Brown Line capacity expansion project.

    After more than one year of construction, the CTA reopened its Paulina Brown Line station on the North Side Friday morning.

    The new station, at 3410 N. Lincoln Ave., was built across the street from its former location and will feature two new elevators, reconfigured platforms that will allow more passengers to board, accessible turnstiles, new lighting, Braille signs and a bike rack, according to a release from the CTA. The station is also accessible for customers with disabilities.

    The old station was made into an alternative entrance for "added customer convenience," the release said.

    The Paulina station’s completion is the 15th of 18 stations that were remodeled as part of the Brown Line capacity expansion project, the release said.

    Work has already been completed as part of the expansion project at Kimball, Kedzie, Rockwell, Francisco, Western, Sedgwick, Montrose, Addison, Southport, Armitage, Diversey, Chicago, Damen and Irving Park stations, the release said.

    Construction continues at Belmont and Fullerton, but both stations remain open. The Wellington station is the last Brown Line station that remains closed, and is expected to reopen in late summer, the release said.

    The completion of such long-awaited projects always calls for a celebration

    , especially for the residents of the surrounding Roscoe Village neighborhood.