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95th Street Red Line Station Reopens After ‘Largest Construction Project In CTA’s History’ (PHOTOS)

The station's North Terminal is open, though major renovations are still underway.

The CTA Red Line station at 95th Street reopened Friday after a massive overhaul.
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CHICAGO — The 95th Street/Dan Ryan Station’s North Terminal opened on Friday after a massive overhaul.

The renovated station, 14 W. 95th St., now has two terminals to serve bus and “L” riders as part of a $280 million project. It is one of the CTA’s busiest stations and sees 20,000 commuters daily, according to news release from the Mayor’s Office, which touted the work as the “largest construction project in CTA’s history.”

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A bus pulls up outside the new 95th Street Red Line terminal.

The station’s North and South terminals, which replace a single, 50-year-old terminal, are connected by a bridge that goes across 95th Street. The station also has a new mezzanine, more signs, a longer train platform and more bike racks, among other features.

“This a critical milestone in the largest construction project in CTA’s history, one that marks a transformative investment in Chicago’s South Side,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement. “This 95th/Dan Ryan North Terminal and pedestrian bridge add critical components to a transit showcase that continues to create jobs and opportunities, and drives economic development in this community.”

More than 1,200 people worked on the project, according to F.H. Paschen, one of the firms that led renovations on the project.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel cuts the ribbon at the new CTA Red Line station at 95th Street, which reopened Friday after a massive overhaul.

The work was divided into two phases, with the first completed in April. Work continues for the second phase, though the station is open and operating.

Artwork at the stations — the South Terminal will have two tapestries made from fire hoses and the North Terminal will have a DJ booth and radio station — is expected to be unveiled later this year when the project is done.

Photos of the new terminal:

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The 95th Street/Dan Ryan Station was re-opened on Friday.

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