The CTA on Monday unveiled its latest station rehab at the Red Line's Harrison stop. Though a little more modest in scale than some of its higher profile projects, it's a big improvement from the dank, dark station of yore.
The $10 million rehab, funded by tax increment financing dollars, included these elements:
- Safety: water mitigation efforts to reduce pooling of water in mezzanine and platform areas; replacement of stairway handrails, treads, risers and wall tile.
- Security: installation of new high-definition surveillance cameras and all new LED lighting in mezzanine area.
- Customer Information: more new Train Tracker displays; new public address system; and updated system signage throughout the station and entrances.
- Station/Platform Finishes: new granite flooring in the mezzanine and platform areas; new ceramic tile and pattern design along walls.
- Infrastructure: two new main entrance canopies (over the stairwells that face Harrison from street level); new layout of fare equipment in main and auxiliary entrances; repairs to all three Harrison station stairways and station/platform columns; repair and paint platform tube ceilings; painting and cleaning of entire station, stairways and platform areas.
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