Work on the CTA Wilson Avenue Red Line station continues, where red and purple line trains are now using the new section of rail on the south-bound side of the platform.
Renovation began in 2014 for the Wilson stop, long maligned as one of the least pleasant stations along the CTA elevated train routes. When completed in Fall of 2017, the Wilson station will be completely rebuilt, with wider stairways, new escalators, and improved lighting and signage. At present, the Wilson station isn’t accessible to persons with disabilities. That will change when the new stationhouse adds two elevators for vertical access to the platforms; ramps and wheelchair access at the fare gate and Braille signage. Two of the three new station entrances and exits will be accessible in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
This is all part of the $1-billion effort to improve the CTA Red Line, the most-traveled line in the elevated train system.