New CTA Brown Line Already Showing Signs Of Age

11/20/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CTA officials must be hoping that Brown Line riders hurrying to catch their trains won't pay too much attention to spots where corners were cut at rebuilt stations as the $530 million rehab project enters its final phase.

"The reconstruction has gone very well, no major problems," said Pat Taylor, the agency's vice president of facilities maintenance, construction and engineering.

The Chicago Transit Authority can take credit for stations that are sleek and larger than the old ones while preserving the original historic station houses. The community artwork adds a nice touch.

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