The Chicago Transit Authority on Monday opened the new main stationhouse for the Wilson Red Line stop, marking a major milestone in the $203 million reconstruction of the station.
“Today, we are able to provide our customers with a more modern, convenient and pleasant station,” CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. said in a statement. “By completely renovating the Wilson station, we are better serving the Uptown community and playing in part in generating new development and new jobs.”
The new station will feature new elevators and escalators along with a new entrance, Pule Line Express service, new artwork and more.
“Our investment in the Wilson Station is the latest in our work to deliver a 21st Century transit system for all of Chicago,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement. “By rebuilding this station, we are investing in this historic and vibrant neighborhood, creating new jobs in the community, and ensuring a modern and reliable transit system for Chicago’s residents.”
The project is expected to be finished by January 2018. Take a look at the unveiling of the new stationhouse below.