The CTA has released updated renderings for the new designs of three busy stations along the Blue Line: Damen, Western and California. The overhaul of these stations comes as a part of the CTA's $492 million Your New Blue project, a four year long effort that will modernize and upgrade many of the Blue Line stations that were originally built in 1895. The CTA believes that the upgrades will help alleviate congestion and improve service overall. In addition to a new coat of paint, all three northwest side stations will receive exterior and interior facelifts that will include new LED lighting, repairs to floors and stairs, new bike racks and new artwork. The Western station was rebuilt in 2001, and will not require the same amount of work that the Damen and California stops will receive. The CTA has more details on the station improvements at its Your New Blue website.
·Three Northwest Side Blue Line Stations Set For Renovation [Curbed Chicago]
·Station, Track & Infrastructure Improvements [Chicago Transit Authority]