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Red Line Extension Project

About the Red Line Extension Project 

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Connecting 95th/Dan Ryan to 130th Street

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is extending the Red Line from the existing terminal at 95th/Dan Ryan to 130th Street. The 5.6- mile Red Line Extension (RLE) will include four new fully-accessible stations near 103rd Street, 111th Street, Michigan Avenue, and 130th Street. Multimodal connections at each station will include bus, bike, pedestrian, and park & ride facilities.

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Project Benefits

  • Improving the Transit Experience: RLE will provide up to 30-minute time savings to riders traveling from the future 130th Street station to the Loop and facilitate access to multiple CTA rail lines and bus routes.
  • A Better System for Everyone: RLE will help Far South Side residents reliably access jobs and opportunities outside their neighborhoods, which includes jobs within communities along the RLE project footprint and throughout the region.
  • New Opportunities for Chicagoans: RLE will pay dividends locally during construction and, once implemented, RLE is estimated to generate more than 25,000 jobs throughout Cook County in the coming years.
  • Connecting People and Investing in Neighborhoods: RLE will be one of the single biggest investments on the Far South Side in decades and is a critical investment for CTA to expand its rapid transit network. RLE is estimated to catalyze, or set the table, for $1.7 billion in real estate development in the half-mile station area between 2029-2040.



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