- Associated Press - Thursday, April 27, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago officials say they’re starting major renovations of a 120-year-old downtown train station that’ll include making it wheelchair accessible.

The Chicago Transit Authority’s station at Quincy Street was built in 1897. It’s one of the oldest CTA rail stations and was last renovated in 1988.

City officials say it serves over 2.2 million riders each year. It’s also a major transfer point for bus routes.

The overhaul is estimated to cost $18.2 million.

The upgrades include two new elevators to make the inbound and outbound platforms accessible to people with disabilities.

Some of the elements of the historic station will remain intact, including pressed metal wreaths and decorative columns.


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