CTA Grand/ State Station
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Program: Subway Station Renovation
Status: Complete, 2012
Photography: © Brian Fritz Photography Inc
The Chicago Department of Transportation implemented a program of renovations on several subway stations on the Red Line from Howard to 95th Street starting in 1997. As a part of the ongoing Red Line renovations, the Grand & State project started in 2008. The project includes the introduction of elevators for ADA accessibility, from the street down to the mezzanine and to the platform with new architectural canopy enclosures. The original escalators were replaced. The new mezzanine features additional fare arrays, ticket vending machines, customer assistance kiosks and larger passenger capacities. Station interiors are being completely refinished from street level to platform level with new lighting, granite flooring, tile vaulted ceilings and walls, updated signage and way finding to provide a better Chicago transportation experience.