Thursday, November 30, 2017
Sunny(side) Days Ahead! Auxiliary Entrance To Open Friday
At last! A very much anticipated component of the Wilson L renovation will officially open tomorrow. Ald. Cappleman just tweeted, "On Dec. 1st, CTA will open its 3rd and final entrance to the Wilson L Station on Sunnyside. The Gerber Building is scheduled for completion in January. #ChicagoProud"
Located half a block west of Broadway, the new entrance is a handsome little glass box that fits snugly under the new tracks above. It's the main station's mini-me. There are no agents on duty; it is a farecard-only entrance, like the Wilson north entrance.
There are no elevators, but according to the CTA, "The Sunnyside entrance will also be accessible to customers with disabilities with ADA-compliant ramps leading from the station entrance to the platforms."
It provides an alternative means to enter and exit the lengthy new train platform, and has been eagerly anticipated by residents who come to the station from south of Wilson.
To those Uptowners who fought hard for this, who went through the station planning process, who argued, and petitioned, and insisted, and went to innumerable meetings to make this happen: You did it. This entrance exists because of your efforts. This is your moment. Enjoy it!
By Kate Uptown - November 30, 2017