A glimmer of hope shined through the dank, dark platforms at the Grand and State Red Line station, which has been undergoing renovation since April of last year: the unearthing of a small section of the new tile wall.
At the north end of both platforms, bright new wall tiles popped out from behind the gray plywood wall constructed earlier to shield the tie wall installation. (Thanks to Jason for sharing these photos.)
Fare card expiring? If you bought your Chicago Card/Card Plus, the CTA urges you to get a replacement card pronto.
Almost 5,000 regular Chicago Cards are set expire between April 6 and July 29, while more than 50,000 Chicago Card Plus cards will expire this year -- most of them in July. Chicago Card Plus customers will get an email 45 days prior to expiration. But Chicago Card users have check their expiration date themselves. Here's how:
- Check online.
- Scan your card at the passenger information units in most CTA rail stations.
- Call 1-888-YOUR-CTA (1-888-968-7282), Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Or visit the CTA Sales Center at 567 W. Lake St., Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m..
Read this press release for more information on how to transfer the balance on your Chicago Card