I am pleased to report the Jarvis El Station will be among the first rail stations to receive a facelift under the CTA’s Station Renewal Program.
The initiative is designed to provide cleaner, brighter, and more functional stations for CTA riders. Instead of the usual piecemeal repair approach in which the disparate trades operate independently, on different schedules and at different locations, the station renewal program will consolidate the trades and adopt a SWAT team approach to comprehensively address all the outstanding issues at a station at once.
The specific renewal work that will be performed at the Jarvis station is still being determined, but likely will include painting, new lighting, repairs, power washing walls and ceilings and replacing signs.
Jarvis will be the first station on the Red Line to receive a renewal under this initiative and the repairs are designated to take place before the end of the year.
Last winter, I led a campaign to oppose an ill-advised plan to close the Jarvis Station. The CTA later backed off from the idea and assured community residents that no official plans to close the Jarvis Station were in the works.
The decision to provide a facelift to Jarvis is further evidence of the CTA’s commitment to keep the station open.
I will let you know as soon as the specific work at the Jarvis Station is determined.