Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. announced the completion of the Wilson Station Reconstruction Project. The project transformed the nearly 100-year-old station into a modern rail station that is fully accessible to customers with disabilities.
“The Wilson Station Reconstruction Project will create better service for CTA customers and greater economic opportunities for the Uptown community,” remarked Mayor Emanuel. “In neighborhoods across the city, we are reconstructing the CTA with unprecedented investments and reshaping it to meet the needs of a world-class transit system.”
“The new Wilson station will provide an improved commuting experience for the more than 1.7 million people who use the station each year, and is an example of what our upcoming Red and Purple Modernization Program will do for other stations along the Red Line,” CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. said. “We thank the Uptown community for their support of this project and for their patience during construction, and we look forward to serving local residents and visitors in and to this vibrant neighborhood.”
The new station features:
- Red-Purple Line transfer point, three entrances, escalators and elevators, security cameras and real-time Train and Bus Tracker;
- large platforms and glass platform canopies; and
- new, quieter track structure that replaces century-old structure.