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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:32 PM

dnainfo Chicago, 7/31/17:
 

Futuristic Washington-Wabash 'L' Station Opens: 'This Is The Gold Standard'

 

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JEWELERS ROW — The new Washington-Wabash "L" station is officially open in the Loop. 

 

The $75-million "L" stop replaced two century-old stations in Jewelers Row after making its debut Thursday morning. The new "L" stop serves the Brown, Orange, Purple, Pink and Green lines and now projects to be one of the busiest in the city. 

 

"This is a new gold standard for what a new 'L' station should look like," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said at a ribbon-cutting Thursday.

 

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 03:36 PM

Chicago Sun-Times, 9/2/17:
 

Bit of Chicago movie history goes with Randolph/Wabash L stop closing

 

 
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The CTA's Randolph/Wabash L station was featured in the 1995 movie "While You Were Sleeping." It closes at midnight Sept. 2, 2017, now that a new station at Randolph/Wabash has opened. | John O'Neill/Sun-Times

 

 

The CTA’s Randolph/Wabash L station closes for good at midnight Saturday, and with it goes a tiny bit of Chicago movie history.

 

The station was featured in the hit 1995 movie “While You Were Sleeping.”

 

Sandra Bullock plays Lucy, an unlucky-in-love CTA token collector — remember L and subway tokens? The CTA stopped using them in 1997.

 

When Peter, the man of her dreams, played by Peter Gallagher, is mugged on the platform and tumbles onto the tracks, Lucy springs into action.

 

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