Chicago has completed the reconstruction of Wilson station, which was entirely transformed from a nearly 100-year-old station into a modern rail station and centerpiece for the community.
The USD 203 million project is the latest in a series of investments made as part of the city administration “Red Ahead” initiative, which is improving Chicago’s busiest rail line. Wilson is now a signature station with a modern design and provides a comfortable, convenient commuting experience for customers. The station is also now 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. 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,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.
The project is the latest in more than USD 8 billion of transit investment announced, completed or under way by Mayor Emanuel and CTA since 2011, including a number of station and track projects on the Red Line.
The final milestone of this project, which began in 2014, is the completion of the restoration of the historic Gerber building at Broadway and Wilson, which was built in 1923.