Joy! Finally, one of the most-needed aspects of the new Wilson L station is making an appearance. CTA workers are beginning the first stages of the installation of the elevator that will take passengers from street level to the train platform.
|You can see the elevator
in the renderings
of the finished station.
Frankly, we think it's criminal that the CTA -- public transportation -- is not compliant with the ADA at every single station between Sheridan and Thorndale, especially since Uptown and Edgewater have so many handicapped and elderly residents. Wilson is only one station; there are six others in the Edgewater/Uptown corridor that remain non-compliant. (Maybe that will all change in the new "Red Ahead" massive rehab that is being considered.)
But for now, we'll put that on the back burner and be very happy that this much-needed aspect of the station rehabilitation is on the way to becoming a reality.
For the first time in its history, the Wilson station will be accessible to everyone. That's worth celebrating.
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