CTA’s 95th Street Terminal Finished*
Jan08

CTA’s 95th Street Terminal Finished*

The next time you travel to the south side, there’s a shiny new subway station waiting for you.  It’s actually more than that. The CTA’s 95th Street Terminal is more of an intermodal station, like the one in the West Loop, because it handles travelers using the CTA Red Line, more than a dozen CTA bus routes, as well as commercial long-distance bus lines.   On an average day the number of people who use the station is the same as the...

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Heavy Lifting Puts CTA’s 95th Street Project On Track
Dec10

Heavy Lifting Puts CTA’s 95th Street Project On Track

The Chicago Transit Authority’s transformation of the 95th Street Red Line station is becoming visible to people who don’t even ride mass transit. Officially, this is a “terminal,” not a “station” because it is the end of the line for passengers.  But hope springs eternal for the Red Line extension down to 130th street, now in its fourth decade of promises from the city’s politicians. When...

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CTA 95th Street Superstation to Become a Reality
Jun15

CTA 95th Street Superstation to Become a Reality

Seven months ago we told you about the Chicago Transit Authority’s plan to scrap the overused, overburdened overly gross 95th Street train and bus station at the south end of the Red Line.  Transit agencies make big plans all the time that never come to fruition (CTA Circle Line, anyone?), but this project is actually a “go.” The CTA has awarded construction contracts to start work on the $240 million replacement for...

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End of the Red Line To Get Bigger, Brighter, Artier
Nov19

End of the Red Line To Get Bigger, Brighter, Artier

Hot on the heels of ripping up and replacing the southern portion of the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line subway, the city has unveiled drawings for a new station at the 95th Street extremity of the transit line. The station has the unfortunate official name of “95th Street Red Lime Terminal.” The word “terminal” is the unfortunate part, since for decades people on the south side have been begging the...

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