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Installation underway for new station improvements

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2019

Earlier this week we announced a series of customer experience improvements coming to the six stations closed for this summer’s Platform Improvement Project. These new features will improve safety, customer information and convenience, while modernizing the stations.

As you’ll see in today’s construction update, crews have begun installation of the new features, including platform shelters, benches, Passenger Information Displays (PIDS) and new pylons. Take a look at the work underway:

Framing for new digital Passenger Information Displays (PIDS) screens is being installed at Van Dorn Street Station

Van Dorn St - framing for new digital Passenger Information Displays (PIDS) screens

New shelters, benches and pylons start to take shape on the platform at Van Dorn Street Station

Van Dorn St - new shelters, benches and pylons start to take shape on the platform

New slip-resistant tiles will be installed on the platforms and mezzanines at all six stations. At this point in the project, the new tile is being placed on the platforms at Braddock Rd, Eisenhower Ave, King St-Old Town and Van Dorn St stations.

Slip-resistant tiles and new shelters being set at King Street Station

Braddock Rd - slip-resistant tiles and platform shelters are being set

Installation of slip-resistant tiles at Eisenhower Ave Station

Eisenhower Ave - installation of slip-resistant tiles

Across all the stations, conduit is being installed and wiring run for new fire alarm system, upgraded LED lighting, new security cameras and improved speaker systems.

Wiring complete and ready for installation of brighter, more efficient LED lighting at Eisenhower Ave Station

Eisenhower Ave - wiring complete and ready for installation of brighter, more efficient LED lighting

Thanks for reading this week’s construction update! If you’d like to learn more about the customer experience improvements, including station-specific upgrades, click here.

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