The Addison Brown Line
station reopened December
3, 2007 following work to lengthen platforms, rebuild
the stationhouse and make the station accessible.
Two newly installed elevators are now in operation
making the station accessible to all CTA customers.
With the completion of the renovations, Addison is
the 80th of CTA’s 144 rail stations to become
accessible. In addition to the new elevators,
accessible features also include: an accessible turnstile,
tactile platform edging, gap fillers, TTY telephones
and Braille signs. watch video
Also new to the station are two auxiliary exits, one
serving the northbound platform and one serving the
southbound platform. Other upgrades include wider stairways,
additional turnstiles, a new platform canopy, customer
assistant call buttons, an information kiosk, heaters,
benches, brighter lighting, windbreaks and improved
station and directional signs.
Irving Park station
closed temporarily on December 3. While the Irving
Park station is closed, customers may board the Brown
Line at the adjacent, newly-renovated Montrose or Addison