Progress on the rehab of the CTA’s North/Clybourn Red Line station is proceeding nicely, a year after the CTA inked an agreement for Apple to fund the $4 million project. It is building a store just to the east of the station on North Avenue. As chicago-l.org explains, “in exchange for the improvements the CTA leased the [adjacent] bus turnaround that formerly wrapped around the station’s east side to Apple at no cost for 10 years, with options on four, five-year extensions.
Here’s a look at the exterior from a June photo.
Improvements to the platform are yet to come. They include:
1. Install six (6) new graphic light boxes at inbound and outbound tube walls. Light boxes to be sourced through a vendor designated by Apple.
2. Install new benches at both platforms.
3. Apply sealer at tube walls and ceiling as well as platform ceiling as needed.
4. Power wash and paint tube and platform walls and ceiling.
5. Remove lead paint, prime and repaint columns
6. Remove and reinstall signage at platform..
7. Provide electric power for graphic light boxes
8. Clean light fixtures and replace fixture lamps.
Work is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
Here’s the “before” photo of the station exterior: