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4 CTA Red Line stations set to be rebuilt on the North Side

The work is set to begin May 16 with demolition of the Lawrence and Berwyn stations.

Passengers board a Red Line train on the North Side.
The CTA announced major work is set to begin May 16 to rebuild four North Side stations.
Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file

Wider platforms, elevators and other amenities are coming to four Red Line stations on the North Side as the Chicago Transit Authority continues its $2.1 billion Red and Purple Line modernization project.

The work is set to begin May 16 with the demolition of the Lawrence and Berwyn stations, according to the CTA. The Argyle and Bryn Mawr stations are also set to be rebuilt. The project includes rebuilding the tracks between the four stations, providing a “smoother, more comfortable and more reliable ride,” according to the CTA.

While work is under way, temporary Red Line stations will open at Argyle and Bryn Mawr. Red and Purple Line service is expected to continue during construction, with trains running on the two western-most tracks. Customers should expect possible delays.

The work is expected to be complete near the end of 2024.

The Red Line is the CTA’s busiest rail line, providing about 67 million rides annually, according to the transit agency.

The modernization project, which is being done in multiple phases, aims to rebuild the 100-year-old, 9.6-mile stretch of Red and Purple Line track and stations on the North Side.