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Paulina Station
3410 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Station Status:

Paulina Station Reopened
on Friday, April 3


The Paulina Brown Line station reopened to customers on Friday, April 3, 2009. The station was temporarily closed for construction for one year as part of the capacity expansion project on the Brown Line.

A new stationhouse was built across the street from the site of the old stationhouse. The new stationhouse, located at 3410 N. Lincoln, features two new elevators making the station accessible to customers with disabilities. With the reopening of Paulina, 88 out of 144 CTA rail stations are accessible. An auxiliary entrance/exit is located at the site of the old stationhouse for added customer convenience. 

The platforms at the station were reconfigured to accommodate eight-car trains which allow more customers to board. Other amenities include accessible turnstiles, brighter lighting, new signs - including Braille signs - and a bike rack. 

Paulina is the fifteenth of 18 stations included in the Brown Line capacity expansion project to be completed. To date, work also has been completed at Kimball, Kedzie, Rockwell, Francisco, Western, Sedgwick, Montrose, Addison, Southport, Armitage, Diversey, Chicago, Damen and Irving Park. The only station now closed for construction is Wellington, which will reopen to customers at the end of the summer. Although construction remains underway at Belmont and Fullerton, service continues to operate at both stations.




The Renovated Paulina Station
Click image for larger view of the renovated Paulina station.
Click image for larger view of the public art mural at the renovated Paulina station.
The renovated Paulina station benefits all Brown Line customers with:
Longer platforms that accommodate longer trains
Eight-car trains (two additional cars) means more customers can board.
Accessibility for everyone
Elevators and accessible turnstiles meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
Modern and convenient features
Wider stairways to improve platform access, more turnstiles to ease congestion and additional exits/entrances to improve the flow of customer traffic.
Southport, Diversey, Wellington and Paulina Stations
Meet the Contractor presentation and project outline (PDF)

Support Paulina Businesses

Your favorite neighborhood businesses remained open during the temporary closure of the Paulina station.

Paulina station area businesses
As of
kimball brownline complete
kedzie brownline complete
Francisco complete
Rockwell complete
Western complete
Damen closure
Montrose complete
Irving Park closure
Addison complete
Paulina paulina status
Southport closure
belmont belmont status
Wellington blank
Diversey closure
Fullerton blank
Armitage blank
sedgwick complete
Chicago blank
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