Friday, June 20, 2008

Wilson El Platform 'Patch Job' Needs Attention

A reader writes in:
"These photos are from this morning at the Wilson Red Line El Stop. The half hazard(ous) attempt to patch up the deteriorating el stop is sickening. Is this the way our tax dollars are being spent on public transportation? This needs to fixed IMMEDIATELY before someone injures themselves!"


  1. The whole station has to be redone to come into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    I will be sure to trip myself into a handicap so that I too may come into compliance with the benefits of this act.

  2. The Wilson El station is just another reminder on the standards that apply to Uptown, or should I say substandards.

    At the Truman Parking Garage meeting Huberman very clearly said the CTA would be holding community meetings this summer to discuss building a new El station at Montrose.

    We're all waiting for this meeting to be held.

  3. "We're all waiting for this meeting to be held."

    ... or even announced.

    But, to be fair to Ron, he must be quite busy elsewhere, considering he's having issues keeping the trains on the rails.

  4. It might not be what we want, but there's been a lot more in the way of improvements since Huberman took over. I lived here for several years without anything being done. He lives in the neighborhood so I don't think he would purposely neglect it.

  5. Well, for my first post, I'm going to have to disagree with the complaint. I thought it was great the CTA made a good patch, while waiting to decide when/how the Wilson/Montrose issue is settled. The Wilson stop is looking the best it ever has, including new lighting, paint, roof, and stairwells. Overall, I've been impressed with the CTA since Huberman took over.