An almost-new Thorndale station will reopen at 10 p.m. Friday with a promise to accommodate the growing number of bike/CTA commuters.
A "bike hub" will be located on the south side of the Thorndale viaduct, 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman announced Wednesday:
The Thorndale Bike Hub will include well-designed racks for a capacity of 60 bikes and a new bike fix-it station for cyclists to utilize. CDOT will install a safe crosswalk under the viaduct and there will be new, bright lighting throughout the space. This concept was inspired by Alderman Osterman, and created in partnership with CDOT and the CTA, after the Alderman visited Copenhagen in the spring 2012 to study bicycle infrastructure. The bike hub will be completed over the next 3-4 months.
This comes on top of news that a bike parking lot will be built at the Lunt entrance to the Morse station, where a dilapidated storefront recently was demolished. It's great to see the CTA and CDOT working with alderman to create these bike parking options.
Meanwhile, the Thorndale station will feature the usual great amenities that we've seen at Morse: spacious stationhouse, new lighting and amenities on the platform and rebuilt track beds. Read more about what you'll find, and look for a Tattler review later.
Next up: The Berwyn station will close at midnight on Oct. 5. See more info about that project.