Tag: Argyle

Grade for Thorndale, Argyle stations? Make it a B+

Thorndale station features historic newel post.
The reopening of the Thorndale Red Line station on Sept. 28, followed a week later by the debut at Argyle, provides an opportunity to compare the work to the station rebuild at Morse, which CTA Tattler’s Kevin O’Neil called the “gold standard.”  With its “gorgeous, newly expanded stationhouse” and smooth concrete replacing the old wood platform, Morse... Read more »

Say goodbye to Argyle's crumbling viaduct

Steel sheeting added over the years gave the station a rather bedraggled look, wouldn't you say?
Ever taken a close look at the eastern side of the viaduct at the Argyle Red Line station? The concrete structure was so eroded that the CTA had affixed multiple sheets of steel to keep chunks of concrete and stone ballast from falling to the street. That’s history, as of Sunday afternoon, when crews were... Read more »

New RTA chair; new life for O'Hare express?

John Gates Jr., the newly appointed chairman of the RTA, is saying all the right things so far: Move past the city-suburban factionalism and partisan politics. Develop more private-public partnerships in transit. And operationally, finding a top notch RTA executive director to replace Steve Schlickman, who retires in October. We’ll give Gates some time to... Read more »