refresh & renew

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide you with a safe and comfortable ride, an estimated $6.5 million in improvements and repairs are planned for 29 rail stations this year under the 2023 Refresh & Renew (R&R) program.

This program is a key initiative outlined in the “Meeting the Moment” Action Plan, to improve the customer experience at our stations, ensuring our customers a safe and clean ride. 

From spring through fall, our R&R crews will be making repairs at various rail stations around the city to provide you with a safe and welcoming transit travel experience.

The scope of work being performed will vary by location, but can include:

  • Deep clean power washing of all surfaces (all locations)
  • Painting (all locations)
  • Lighting upgrades
  • Improved platform amenities
  • Renewal of finishes and fixtures
  • Utility and plumbing line repairs
  • Removal of outdated fixtures and equipment
  • Permanent repair work
  • Updating of old/damaged signage
  • And more!


R&R crews are performing station improvement work beginning this spring and will be continuing their efforts through December 2023. The following are the stations that will receive extensive improvements this year:

  • Red Line: Sox-35th, Howard, Sheridan, Addison, Clark/Division
  • Blue LineJefferson Park, Irving Park, Belmont, Logan Square, Division, Monroe
  • Green Line: Laramie, Cicero, Indiana, 35th-Bronzeville-IIT
  • Brown Line: Armitage, Chicago, Francisco, Montrose, Irving Park, Addison
  • Pink Line: 54th/Cermak, Pulaski
  • Orange Line: 35th/Archer, Halsted
  • Purple Line: Linden, Main ST.
  • Loop Elevated: Washington/Wells, Merchandise Mart


The following are before/after photos of some of the stations that have been refreshed and renewed: