Another question to Ron answered: RTA studying three areas for potential new stations
Q: With the growth in the South Loop area are there any plans to open any new rail stations? Specifically a green line stop in the 1400-1800 range?
CTA's reply: The CTA constantly analyzes its service and looks for the most effective ways to serve communities. Opening new stations requires a large capital investment, which is not available at this time. However, the RTA has provided funding for the City of Chicago Planning Department, in conjunction with the CTA, to study the potential for three new stations. Two of locations for consideration are on the Green Line. See the RTA release.
From the release:
Berwyn Red Line Station: The study area for this station area will be bounded by Winthrop Avenue on the east, Balmoral Avenue on the North, Foster Avenue on the south, and Magnolia Avenue on the west. Although largely developed, several big box and auto oriented retail facilities may be undergoing redevelopment in this area.
Potential Green Line Station at 18th Street or Cermak: This study would identify potential uses and design in areas adjacent to the Green Line at 18th Street and Cermak Road and address development on these key east-west corridors in the south loop. Through the study we will chose to focus on one of the alternatives over the other and develop a more refined corridor plan for the appropriate corridor.
43rd Street Green Line Station: The study area for this station area will be bounded by 42nd Street on the north, 44th Street on the south, King Drive on the east, and Prairie Avenue on the west. The development patterns in this area are relatively inconsistent and there is potential for strategic infill development to act as a catalyst for neighborhood enhancement.