Yes, it was a busy weekend for CTA watchers. The Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station, which has been under construction for almost two years, fills what was a 2.5-mile gap of no stations on the Green Line from Roosevelt Road to 35th Street.
Officials hope visitors to McCormick Place will use the new station, which will get its first test the coming weekend when the Chicago Auto Show opens. The station also is near the site for the new DePaul University basketball and all-purpose arena. The station is wheelchair accessible on both sides of Cermak at State Street.
Meanwhile, the ongoing Blue Line rehab will keep going with $120 million in federal funds announced on Friday. The project will modernize stations and repair tracks at a total cost of $492 million.
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