The new Washington/Wabash CTA L station is set to open Thursday after more than two years of construction.
With the new station’s opening, trains will be making their last stop at the Randolph/Wabash station on Sunday at 2:30 a.m.
All Brown, Green, Orange, Pink and Purple line trains will now bypass Randolph/Wabash for the new station.
Located on Wabash Avenue between Madison and Washington streets, the new elevated station combines two century-old stops in the Loop – Randolph/Wabash and Madison – which closed in March 2015 when construction began.
To make room for the $75 million project, parts of Wabash Avenue from Washington to Madison streets were closed before reopening in March.
The new Washington/Wabash station “will create a fully accessible gateway to the Loop and all the attractions in Millennium Park,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement.
CTA advisories noted that the station will also include wider platforms, bright LED lighting, security cameras and new digital displays.
Entrances to Washington/Wabash will be south of Washington Street, about 100 feet north of Madison Street and on both sides of Wabash Avenue; elevators will be located between Washington and Madison, making the station accessible to all.
Service at the nearby Adams/Wabash stop will continue as usual.